CBEST/RICA Field Testing

Dear Readers,

I received this email from Pearson about field testing for the CBEST & RICA. Here’s the email, in its entirety, straight from Pearson:

Dear CBEST/RICA Examinee:

We are contacting you because you have recently taken or are scheduled to take the California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) or the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®) and we wanted to notify you of an opportunity to participate in a field test.

Currently we are field testing constructed-response assignments for the CBEST and RICA testing programs.  Field testing for these two programs is now available at Pearson VUE testing centers across the state.  Each field test takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Advantages of Field Test Participation (There is no cost to participate in the field test):

For each test form completed1, you are offered your choice of ONE of the following:

  1. a $75 voucher2 that can be applied toward future California certification test registration fees
  2. a $100 Penguin® Books gift code3

In addition, for every test form completed, you will earn one entry into a drawing4 to receive an Apple® iPad®5 mobile digital device (approximate retail value $499).

Note: Participants may take up to two test forms of each type for which they are eligible.

In addition to the incentives listed above, by participating in the field test you also:

  • Provide input into the test that will be taken by future educators; and
  • Gauge professional knowledge by taking actual test items; and
  • Gain practical testing experience. 

You are eligible to participate if you are:

  • CBEST: a student enrolled in a California college or university.
  • RICA: students who completed or are nearing completion of Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential or Education Specialist Instruction Credential programs or via district intern programs. 

Note: Faculty members are not eligible to participate in the field test.

How Can You Help?

  • Register today to take a field test!
  • Forward this e-mail to eligible friends so that they may participate in this opportunity.
  • Share this information flyer to promote this field test opportunity.

Visit the CBEST/RICA field test website to register:  www.pearsonvue.com/espilot

Thank you for your assistance in the development of the CBEST and RICA programs. 

If you have any questions, please contact the CBEST program at:

Email: es-rica@pearson.com or es-cbest@pearson.com

Toll-free hotline: (800) 262-5080



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