Sunday, April 10, 2011


If you are a teacher or currently in the credential program in California you know all the hoops you have to jump to become a teacher. I think it is funny that they have all these tests so you can prove to be a "good" teacher but if you think about... can you really measure how well a person can present the information, can connect with the students, and can provide a positive learning environment by written test? I don't think you can... but.... I still have to jump through hoops to get my credential. Well... today I took the RICA test... here is my experience!
$130.00 to register and date set. The email said to check in at 1:15 and if you show up later, you may be sent away. So I made sure I arrived 5 minutes before the time and guess what???? They were not even ready. So... at 2 o'clock they started reading the 15 minutes long instructions.... Do you know how many times they tell you that you are not allow to have a cell phone on premises? I counted.... 23 times. I got it the first time you told me, no need to repeat! After the long explanations of what you can do and can't do... and all the people freaking out and making stupid comments like... "This test is so hard... This is my 4th time taking it" Thanks.... that is all I wanted to hear! It was finally time to start. OMG.... 70 multiple choice and 4 short answers and 1 long case study and you must complete it all in 4 hrs.
This is my second time taking this test... the first time, was short by 4 points... CAN YOU BELIEVE??? OMG! Anyways.... this time around.... the lady in front of me was sick and the entire time I heard her sniffing... PLEASE JUST BLOW YOUR NOSE AND BE DONE WITH IT!!! and the guy to my left kept talking... HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CONCENTRATE????
I used up all my time and now... praying that I passed cause I don't think I can go through it again!
How do you relieve ALL the stress of taking the RICA???? Get dinner at Chipotle and go shopping!!!! Jeans, shirt, and accessories makes everything better!!! OH wait... I almost forgot the best part.... ICE CREAM!!!!!! YUM!
WHAT A JOURNEY???? Can't wait to be done!

1 comment:

  1. I know what it is like to have to re-take tests. So not fun! I hope everything went well.