Failed RICA...Lost My Classroom I'm new to this site...I was reading about the RICA comments. I was relieved to find that I am not alone in the struggle to pass that darn exam:mad! For the last 5 years I worked with high school students as a sped paraeducator, long term sub, then a sped intern. Now I'm back to subbing because I cannot pass the RICA!! It is really embarrassing, but I have failed 5 times and I'm really not confident that I passed the April exam. I NEED to pass before August because there are 20 sped teachers retiring in my district!! I have spent lots of $$$ on workshops, prep materials, gas (test site is 60 miles away), test fees, etc. Not counting the $$ for the reading methods classes that were no help. Plus, I took those classes about 2.5 years ago.