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
Also see OhioRESA.com
For questions related to licensure, RESA eligibility and the Ohio Resident Educator program:
Ohio Department of Education
Last Modified: 5/18/2015 9:30:16 AM