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EdSource stories tagged with: Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA)
October 27, 2022
Accreditation of California teacher preparation programs will hinge on whether they follow new literacy standards that focus more intensely on foundational reading skills.
February 12, 2021
A waiver that allows teacher candidates to teach while completing required exams and courses is the latest action to ease teaching requirements.
July 30, 2020
Who are California's teachers? How do they become teachers? Who awards them their credentials? Get the answers to these questions and more in this quick guide.
May 8, 2020
The authors of the bills say the legislation is needed to help teacher candidates complete their credentials during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
The RICA is outdated and discourages talented teachers, says long-time educator.
January 23, 2020
Debate rages on about how to measure a teacher candidate’s ability to teach reading.
May 23, 2019
The test is outdated and there is no evidence that it contributes to more effective instruction.
January 21, 2019
Almost half of California’s potential teachers quit the profession before they even start because they can't pass one or more of the tests required for them to earn a credential, making it more difficult for the state to put a dent in a persistent teacher shortage.
August 15, 2018
Linda Darling-Hammond, chair of teacher credentialing commission, calls the state assessment out of date and not a good predictor of classroom performance.