secret to passing the RICA?

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  1. littlemama

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    RICA help

    Okay, so the CSET can be passed and is better than the MSAT. What is the secret to passing the RICA? I'm fed up with the test. I can pass the others but keep missing it by a few points each time. Worst thing is that I teach students with Autism and still have to take the test.
     
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  3. teacherfan

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    My literacy teacher says that no matter what the question (on the essays) you should alwasy say what you the teacher will do for the student, not the homework you will send home, or the tips you will give the parents. She also said the essays are more like short answers, you can bullet or number your responses, it doesn't have to be in essay form. I haven't taken it yet though, I will in June after I am finished with my next literacy class. My crendential program has a 100% passage rate so I am feeling some pressure not to be the one to mess it up but I also feel like my program is very comprehensive and will prepare me thoroughly.
     
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    cset math subtest II

    HI
    I have taken the cset math 3 times. I am taking it in May instead of the March 18 cause that would't give me enough time. I can't student teach until I pass it I passed the others the first time. Theres so much to study. If I did good on the multiple choice I didn't do good on the essay and vice a versa for science. This website has helped me so much. To know I'm not alone. Has anyone taken the March test? I see the threads but it says :p March 2004 is that a mistake if so wheres March 2005? Thank-you
     
  5. mudpie1598

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    The questions got deleted because it states in the CSET test that we are not to disclose any test information. We can't post it on here, but if you ask someone nicely I'm sure they'll email you some stuff. We've got to work together you know? :p
     
  6. TeacherGroupie

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    There's no prohibition against discussing matter that might plausibly come up on the test. If you look through threads and topics on the CSET subforum, there's lots and lots of discussion...

    As to RICA, teacherfan's advice is spot on.
     
  7. naomi

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    HOW MUCH SHOULD I STUDY TO MAKE SURE I CAN PASS THE RICA?
     
  8. eduk8r

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    I used the study guide from my textbook (don't have the book anymore but I still have the study guide I download, the title starts "The Nature of Literacy and Today's..."). I answered every single question from that, then I went to Pepperdine's website for RICA preparation http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/programs/testing_rica/RICAGlossary.html and memorized every single definition that I didn't already know. Then I went to the RICA website and downloaded sample questions from all domains and practiced. Once you know something, cross it off your study list, that way you keep narrowing it down. I scheduled the test for June and I started studying all of this in March. I did not want to have to pay to take that test more than once!

    It's a very subjective test, so get ready. The multiple-choice questions are very complex, unlike the CBEST or MSAT. Good luck to both of you. :)
     
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  9. ayotte04

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    I highly recommend buying the Cliff's Test Prep Book for the RICA. There's also another book called "Getting Ready for the RICA" that is also helpful.
    That stuff worked for me. Studying vocabulary words prepped me well for the multiple choice.
     
  10. Aliceacc

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    Hi Naomi.

    I had to laugh when I read your post--- please forgive me. But I got the exact same question yesterday from my 7th graders when we were discussing their upcoming math final.

    Here's my response: You have to keep on studying until you know the material. The amount of time and the material you need to study will vary from one person to the next... something you feel you've always known may be a totally new concept to the person next to you. (ALthough, for my final exam, it SHOULDN'T be!!!!!)

    Take a look at the website, take a look at the guides, and do lots and lots of practice questions. Invest in a looseleaf binder and keep your work together-- try to organize it by topic of that's possible. Set aside a regular time to study-- mark it on your calendar so that you won't let it slide.

    Again, forgive me if my advice sounds simplistic-- I have no experience with that test in particular.
     
  11. naomi

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    YOU ARE CORRECT....EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND THE AMOUNT OF STUDY NEEDED TO PASS A TEST VARIES FROM INDIVIDUAL TO INDIVIDUAL.......
    ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU!
    NAOMI
     
  12. TeacherGroupie

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    Absolutely true.
     
  13. Teach 4 U

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    Does anyone know of any study groups near Rancho Cucamonga for the RICA? Or one one one tutors. The next test date from now til August.
     
  14. TeacherGroupie

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    The next test date is August 11. You could check in with the school of ed at UC Riverside or CSU San Bernardino... or perhaps there's someone at the education program at Claremont Graduate University who tutors.
     
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    How can I get this previous message about tutoring one on one so that others on this site can view this message about a study buddy in Rancho cucamonga?
     
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    Im looking for a study buddy in Rancho Cucamonga for the RICA

    Hi I was not sure if I had posted this message or not! Anyway I'm looking or a Study Buddy for the RICA in or near the city of Rancho Cucamonga. Does anyone know of anyone. We could meet at a local library or neutral setting! Please let me know ASAP!:) :help:
     
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    Have u passed the RICA yet. If not I'm looking for help on it or a study buddy! Please let me know soon!
     
  18. vsimpkins

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    If you PM me I have a study guide I developed when I was being tutored for the RICA. I also have it blank, so you can practice filing it out without the words.
     
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    Hi there please check ur private messages! Let me know when U get it! Thanks again!
     
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    I have checked my messages.
     
  21. Ready2Teach25

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    Help

    Sorry, I'm new to this and am not sure how to private message you, but I was wondering if you still had that study guide you mentioned. Please let me know. Thank you!:)
     
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    Hello,

    I have been struggling to pass the Rica and would like some suggestions/recommendations. I noticed above someone mentioned they have a study guide. If anyone is willing to assist me with this I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
     
  24. TeacherGroupie

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    Ready2Teach25, I do need to point out that the post to which you responded was posted in 2007.

    Have you taken RICA before? If so, what do you see on your official score report(s)?
     
  25. TeacherGroupie

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    dteach11, hugs. What are you seeing on your printed score reports? Are there patterns?
     
  26. I Rocha

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    Hello I am taking the RICA this saturday and have been studying

    I came across this website and I can use any help I can get
     
  27. vsimpkins

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    PM me with your email
     
  28. TeacherGroupie

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    I Rocha is pretty new, vsimpkins, so it's possible that you need to PM first.

    I Rocha, have you taken RICA before? Have you finished your reading-instruction methodology coursework?
     
  29. vsimpkins

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    Thanks TeacherGroupie...Didn't notice how new I Rocha was
     
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    Hello I'm planning on taking the test this summer does anyone know any cheap test prep classes in the Los Angles area..and also can I get a copy of that study guide as well...took the test 2x first time missed by 10 pts and second by 20pts...sooo sad :(
     
  31. TeacherGroupie

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    What patterns of pluses and case-study diagnostics are you seeing on your official score report, Fabreezy?
     
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    I am new to this forum too. I am having trouble PMing you, vsimpkins.
     
  33. TeacherGroupie

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    Hello, Stargazer. You need to get a few posts under your belt - by way of proving to the forum software that you're a Real Live Person and not a spambot with a nifty alias - before you can PM others.

    I infer that RICA's giving you grief. What seems to be the problem?
     
  34. vsimpkins

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    Rica

    Just click my name and select private message
     
  35. TeacherGroupie

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    vsimpkins, the issue is exactly the same as with I Rocha: a member with just one post CANNOT initiate a PM, though the member can respond to one that you initiate.
     
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    I wasn't aware of that. I will pm her
     
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    RICA Prep Class

    Hi, I have put off taking the RICA since I started my credential program. I finished my program and started studying for it this summer. I do not feel like I am "getting" everything the way I did while studying for the CSET. I've taken practice tests in the CliffsNotes book and the Rossi case studies book, scoring between 80-95% on them. On the one hand, I want to just quit studying and take the test to get it over with. On the other hand, I am thinking about taking a prep class just to guide me in studying more thoroughly and with more focus.

    Has anyone had luck with those kinds of courses? Would you recommend it? I have only been able to find the National University ones. If anyone has any advice or recommendations I would truly appreciate it!

    Signed,
    Ripping My Hair Out for RICA :help:
     
  38. TeacherGroupie

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    Whereabouts are you?
     
  39. vsimpkins

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    Send me a private message with your email and I can email you a RICA study guide that I developed when I was being tutored for the RICA. I have helped many with this too and it's FREE.
     
  40. eternalsunshine

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    Hi TG, I am in SoCal around the Los Angeles area.
     
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    Hi vsimpkins, I just PMed you. Thank you!
     

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