Hello! If you are about to take the RICA, don't freaka (Sorry for the cheesy response). I read several forums on here about people retaking it up to 8 times already, as if that didn't stress me out enough. I took the RICA around 4 weeks ago and used the Ready for the RICA book to study content, Cliff Notes book for the practice tests, the free practice tests from teacher's test prep, and Youtube Videos (these helped a lot). THEN I PASSED THE 1ST TIME! Give yourself a month of hard studying, or more of you have never learned about this stuff! The week of, do a bunch of practice tests all the way through or Multiple Choice one day and Short Responses another day and Case Study another day. Look at examplar responses given in the answer keys of your practice tests for guidance. Take notes on concepts you need to work on based on what the questions are asking. Pace it out! It is ok if you do not pass the first time, but if you do the work and take notes, interacting with a study book, you will do well. Focus on the main issues at hand such as comprehension, fluency, etc. and ways to help students with strategies. An example is comprehension issues being aided with the use of graphic organizers to track information in sequence. Another example is fluency, specifically the rate a student reads at, can be aided by "books on tape" or "recorded readings" to read along to and have a model for the speed they should read at. Good luck!