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 for all interested parties

For program coordinators and facilitators

For RESA assessors


The Handbook describes in detail each of the five tasks that RESA candidates must complete between November 2013 and May 2014. The Handbook provides specific directions on how to complete each task, includes a glossary of defined terms and reference material, and defines how each task will be scored and the rubrics that will be used to evaluate candidates’ performance. Click here to go to the OhioRESA page.  


for more information:

  • OhioRESA - Answers to most questions are available on the Ohio RESA website maintained by Teachscape 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  




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