Reading Instructor Competence Assessment (RICA)

Prepare with experts in the field of reading instruction on the computer-based RICA! This workshop is designed to help teachers and potential elementary school teachers prepare for the computer-based RICA Written Examination. The workshop is taught by credentialed experts who will give you an awareness of the elements of this written examination, teaching you strategies and insights to help you focus your study time. This test preparation workshop is not meant to substitute for formal or informal classes in reading and reading instruction. CliffsTestPrep RICA Preparation Guide (2010) is included in the course and is written by BTPS Testing instructors Beth Anderson, Ph.D., Rhonda Byer, M.A., and Dana Gottlieb, M.A., reading specialists, authors and instructors.

Free repeat policy: Students may repeat the workshop free of charge. Fees paid for preparation classes do not include fees for the actual examination.

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Registration and Fees

  • Online: Click here to register
  • Via Phone: (323) 343-4900 / Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer 2016 registration begins May 9, 2016.

Term Summer 2016
Course No. N166100
Date Saturday, August 13 and 20
Time 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cal State LA - SH C339

Instructor BTPS
Fees $270



Contact Information

For more information contact:

Alice M. Gutierrez
Office: (323) 343-4916
Fax: (323) 343-4954