RICA Test Preparation Course

Dr. LaGue teaches a RICA test preparation class one Saturday (9:00-3:00) per quarter. For class dates and to register for the exam, please contact Extended University at 654-2441. The cost of the test preparation class is $100.00.

This test preparation class is available to CSUB students and students from other universities. During the class, Dr. LaGue provides detailed content and examples from all five of the RICA domains including test taking strategies for the various tasks (e.g. multiple choice, focused instructional tasks, case study). Students are guided through sample questions and focused instructional tasks.

Comments from former students who have taken the test preparation class with Dr. LaGue....

I just wanted to thank you so much for having the RICA Test Prep Class.  I went to one of the classes last quarter, and I am proud to say, that it prepared me to pass the RICA!!!!  I would not have been able to study for that test by myself, since there is an extremely large amount of information to know.  The PowerPoint Slides that you gave me helped me so much. They condensed all of the material down to the most important information that I needed to study.  I truly want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the tools that I needed to pass the test on my first attempt.  It feels so good to know that I passed the RICA, and now I can look forward to applying for teaching jobs in the next couple of months. Thank you!!! :)
-Catherine Eyherabide

"I just want to thank you for all that you did for our cohort!  We got our RICA results back today, and am relieved to say that I passed! I know that several others did too in our cohort (not sure if anyone didn't), and we owe it all to you!  Your courses were amazing, and I love how they aligned with what the RICA tested us on.  I hope all is well, and look forward to working with you again in the near future."
~Barbie Bertuch

"I took your workshop almost two years to the day after taking the reading prep credential course and so after two years a lot can be forgotten as well. Even though I am a current teacher and use this on a daily basis, it really helped to have taken your workshop 2-3 weeks prior to the actual test so that everything could be fresh in my mind. Your power point notes were also a great test prep tool. Thank you soooooooo much for taking the time to be so precise and detailed and for providing such an informative workshop. It was the best professional career financial investment I ever did. It beat buying RICA test books and CDs..etc. Thank you again and good luck in your future RICA workshops."
~Yolanda DeLeon

"Thank you so much for your wonderful workshop. I am proud to inform you that I FINALLY passed RICA after my 7th try."
~Anonymous

I attended your RICA test prep class about a month ago and wanted to say thank you for offering such a wonderful, informative class.  I am an 8th Grade English teacher and have a Single Subject English credential.  I have never taken a course on teaching reading to elementary students and thus was very nervous about taking the RICA.  Prior to taking your class, I had looked at the online sample test and was utterly and completely lost.  I just wanted to tell you how amazing your test prep was.  Not only did I pass the RICA on my first try, but I received a 4 out of 5 stars in almost every area.  I could NEVER have done that without your class.  Thank you sooo much!!!!    :) 
Debbie