Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA)

The RESA is a performance-based assessment that an Ohio beginning teacher, known as a resident educator, must successfully pass. The assessment calls for resident educators to demonstrate their ability to design and implement instruction that: engages students in complex thinking; and uses formative and summative assessments to inform their teaching practices.

Teachers today begin their careers with four-year resident educator licenses that are non-renewable. During this time, they must complete all four years of the Ohio Resident Educator program and successfully pass the RESA to qualify for a five-year professional license.

Information and resources

for more information:

  • OhioRESA - Answers to most questions are available on the Ohio RESA website maintained by Educopia for the Ohio Department of Education.
  • For questions about submitting forms and evidence, or to register:
    RESA Help Desk
    Toll-free(855) 538-8634
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 2-10 p.m. EST
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  • For questions related to licensure, RESA eligibility and the Ohio Resident Educator program:
    Ohio Department of Education  




Last Modified: 7/10/2015 4:59:29 PM