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, please contact the:
RESA Help Desk
Toll-free: 855-538-8634 (M-F, 2-10 P.M. EST)
For questions related to licensure, RESA eligibility and the Ohio Resident Educator Program:
Last Modified: 10/13/2015 12:09:45 PM