RICA Video Performance Assessment

There are two RICA assessment options:

Passing either assessment represents successful completion of the RICA requirement.

The RICA Video Performance Assessment offers candidates the option of an evaluation based on actual classroom performance rather than a written examination. Candidates who choose the Video Performance Assessment create and submit video recordings of themselves teaching reading.

3 video packet submissions , each of which consists of
  • an instructional context form
  • a 10-minute video recording
  • a reflection form
Review the RICA test structure: HTML | PDF links to a PDF
Submission Deadlines

Nov. 14, 2016
Mar. 17, 2017
Jun. 16, 2017

You may register at any time through June 2, 2017, for the 2016–2017 program year. Registration is accepted by U.S. mail only. You may submit your completed materials until the final submission deadline of the program year for which you are registered. Materials submitted after the final deadline will not be accepted .

$80 registration fee (due when registering)
$20 registration express delivery fee (if applicable)
$91 submission fee (due when submitting video packets for scoring)
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Passing Score
Test Results
Test results are available approximately 3 weeks after the submission deadline.
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Policies and Rules
When you register, you agree to abide by all testing policies and rules. Read them now.


Tests may include questions that are evaluated for future administrations and do not affect a candidate's score.

Registration Instructions

Candidates should register as early as possible to allow ample time to prepare the three video packets for submission.

To register:

  1. Click "Order a Registration Form" at the bottom of the page to submit a request for a registration form. The form will be mailed to you.
  2. Follow the registration instructions to complete the form and mail it along with correct payment in the envelope provided.

A materials packet, which includes a RICA Video Performance Assessment Procedures Manual and supplementary forms, will be mailed to you within one week of receipt of your completed registration materials. The manual includes specific instructions and requirements for completing and submitting the RICA Video Performance Assessment.

Video-Recording and Submission Information

Review the RICA Video Performance Assessment Information Guide links to a PDF doc (learn more ) for information about

  • Video-recording guidelines
  • Preparing materials for submission
  • Scoring information

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