Kovida’s RCA for Preparatory Stage assesses a learner's ability to read, comprehend and
extract / construct meaning from a text / print. It measures a student’s accuracy,
comprehension, fluency, pronunciation and expression while reading an unseen passage /
text. Students’ understanding of the main idea / meaning of the text, summarization in own
words and answering questions are some of the assessment parameters for which rubrics are
Preparatory level RCA products include class level unseen texts and passages (including
Reading Cards), specific questions to guage comprehension related to each text / passage and
Rubric Parameters for assessment.