RICA

ISBN-10: 0471751685
ISBN-13: 9780471751687
Edition: 2006
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Description: When California teachers are put to the test, this book comes to the rescue California's Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) test must be passed by all prospective California elementary and special education teachers. In academic year  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

When California teachers are put to the test, this book comes to the rescue California's Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) test must be passed by all prospective California elementary and special education teachers. In academic year 2002-2003, there were 53,670 aspiring teachers enrolled in programs that would require them to pass the RICA before they were issued their beginning teacher certificates. That same year, 16,629 people took the RICA exam. The only book of its kind on the market, this guide includes subject reviews by domain, analyses of question types, an extensive vocabulary list, and two full-length practice tests complete with answers and explanations. Jerry Bobrow, PhD (Woodland Hills, CA), is executive director of Bobrow Test Preparation Services and has administered test-preparation programs at over 25 California institutions for 30 years. He is a recognized national authority in the field of test-preparation.

JERRY BOBROW, Ph.D. was a national authority in the field of test preparation. His test-prep company, Bobrow Test Preparation Services, administered test preparation programs at over 25 California institutions.

Chris Collins is Professor of Linguistics at New York University.

Preface
Introduction
Format
General Description
General Information
Questions Commonly Asked About the RICA
Taking the RICA Written Examination: A Positive Systematic Approach
Analysis of Exam Areas
Introduction to the Multiple-Choice Questions
Applying the Plus-Minus System
Using the Elimination Strategy
Avoiding the Mistread
Sample RICA Questions and Strategies
Introduction to the Essay Questions
The Focused Educational Problems and Instructional Tasks
Understanding the Scoring
How to Respond to the Essay Questions
Extra Practice
Practice Topic 1: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Practice Topic 2: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Practice Topic 3: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Practice Topic 4: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Practice Topic 5: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Practice Topic 6: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Introduction to the Case Study
Based on Student Profile
Understanding the Scoring
How to Respond to a Case Study
A Thorough Analysis of case Study 1: Danny
RICA Practice Case Study Evaluation Form
Review of Exam Areas
RICA Content Specifications Review
Reading Domains
Questions to Focus Your Review
The RICA Domains - A Closer Look
Glossary of Terms and Concepts and Reading Assessments
Terms and Concepts
Reading Assessments
Two Full-Length Practice Tests
Practice Test 1
General Directions
Directions for Section I: tMultiple-Choice Questions
Directions for Section II: Open-Ended Assignments
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1
Practice Test 1 Explanations
Section II
Open-Ended Questions
Case Study Information
Analyzing Your Test Results
Open-Ended Questions (The Essays)
Domain I/Assignment A: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Domain VI/Assignment B: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Domain II/Assignment C: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Domain III/Assignment D: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Case Study/Assignment E: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Essay Review
Practice Test 2
General Directions
Directions for Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions
Directions for Section II: Open-Ended Assignments
Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2
Practice Test�2 Explanations
Section II
Open-Ended Questions
Case Study Information
Analyzing Your Test Results
Open-Ended Questions (The Essays)
Domain I/Assignment A: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Domain VI/Assignment B: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Domain II/Assignment C: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Domain III/Assignment D: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Case Study/Assignment E: RICA Practice Essay Evaluation Form
Essay Review
Final Preparation and Sources
The Final Touches
Sources

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