Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) Overview

Through the California Reading Initiative, California has made a major commitment to improving students' reading skills and performance. An important element of the California Reading Initiative is Education Code Section 44283, which is foremost among the efforts to improve the preservice preparation of teacher candidates. The law requires the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to "develop, adopt, and administer a reading instruction competence assessment . . . to measure an individual's knowledge, skill, and ability relative to effective reading instruction." Evaluation Systems was contracted by the CTC to assist in the development, administration, and scoring of this assessment, which is known as the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®).

VCOE does not administer the RICA exam. To register for the exam and to review RICA test information, please click on the link below:

 RICA website

RICA Test Preparation Schedule

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Spring 2017

April 20, 21 and 22, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not reached. Class dates and times are subject to change.

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Register for a tutorial with an instructor (1 to 3 individuals per tutorial). 

Available at the cost of $75 per hour with a 3-hour minimum (initial cost of $225)


Any questions, please contact our office at (805) 437-1320 or email academicadvise@vcoe.org.
Name Title Phone Email
Dr. Cloetta Veney Director I 805-437-1320 cveney@vcoe.org
Jackie Lozano Administrative Assistant 805-437-1320 jlozano@vcoe.org
For credential advisement, contact:

Diana Westbrook Senior Academic Advisor 805-437-1320 academicadvise@vcoe.org
Kathy Friel Academic Advisor 805-437-1320 academicadvise@vcoe.org
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