The Assessment Year(s)

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Understanding the Assessment

The assessment used for the Ohio Resident Educator Program is known as the Resident Educator Summative Assessment, or RESA. The assessment is summative in nature and consists of one Lesson Reflection that requires resident educators to demonstrate reflection and decision making of their instructional practices.

The assessment is administered by TeachForward, a partner in education for the state of Ohio. To learn more specific information regarding the assessment such as task details, scoring information, support and feedback, please visit the following links:

The Role of the Facilitator during the Assessment Year(s)

The facilitator works with resident educators who are registered to take the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). Below are resources that facilitators must be familiar with in order to provide effective and appropriate guidance to the RESA-takers they are supporting.

  • RESA Facilitation Training
    • To access RESA Facilitation Training, please go to your Ohio Department of Education OH|ID account. Once you are signed into your OH|ID account, choose Learning Management System and click on ok for "navigating to an external application". This will bring you to the department's Learning Management System (LMS). You may then choose this course from the Course Catalog.
  • Facilitator Guidelines for Supporting RESA Candidates
  • Program Orientation Presentation (Summer 2020)


Preparing for the Assessment

Resident educators taking the summative assessment have completed instructional and focused mentoring in the program. During this time, the resident educator received tailored support geared toward improving teacher reflection and decision making in classroom instruction. These skills help a resident educator prepare for the type of performance-based tasks they are expected to demonstrate on the RESA.

Taking the Assessment

Current Ohio Revised Code 3319.223 (as of 9/29/2015) states that resident educators who are eligible for participation in Ohio’s Resident Educator Program must take the assessment during their third year of the program. Local policies and procedures may permit eesident educators in program year 2 to participate in the RESA upon consultation with their local program coordinator and mentor. Taking the assessment in year 2 allows teachers to complete the state-level program requirements in two years and leaves teaching and local activities for program years 3 and 4. 

Resident educators who are not successful at passing the RESA are required to retake the RESA in the following year of the program if eligible.

Guidelines on Expiring Teacher Licenses Based on Unsuccessful RESA Attempts

Last Modified: 9/1/2020 8:17:54 AM