This is another head-shaker.
The National Council on Teacher Quality just ranked California’s reading licensure test, the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA), among six of 25 tests considered “strong assessments.”
The tests are used to make sure budding teachers are capable of teaching reading. It said, “Test addresses more than 75% of topics in each component and does not combine reading/ELA with other subjects.” ELA is English Language Arts.
Here’s the Council’s definition: “Strong tests go beyond the criteria to be considered acceptable. … Tests designated as strong also assess an average of at least 75% of the topics identified within each component, in addition to addressing how to support struggling readers and English learners, as well as either speakers of English language varieties or advanced readers (or both).”…
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