National Council on Teacher Quality analysis of reading exam effectiveness

Discr in Regulation, Examination Issues,

The National Council on Teacher Qualification has released an analysis of the effectiveness of teacher licensure exams intended to assess preparedness to teach reading and found that only six of the 25 exams used in the US are considered strong assessments. Fifteen are weak, and four are acceptable. Exams were analyzed based on addressing five core components of the science of reading. 

The Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA) was rated strong; however, California will be replacing it with a literacy performance assessment "that allows teachers to demonstrate their competence by submitting evidence of their instructional practice through video clips and written reflections on their practice." Concerns had been raised about the RICA being racially-biased and not aligning with current state standards.

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