The Assessment Year(s)
Ohio Resident Educator Program and Summative Assessment Re-structured
The Ohio Department of Education is announcing changes to the Ohio Resident Educator Program and the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). The changes will shorten the time commitment needed while maintaining an effective program and performance-based assessment. We are in the process of updating information in this web section to reflect the revisions. For more information about the changes, click here
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 Educopia, 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:
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. Resident Educators who have been granted prior teaching credit become eligible to take the assessment in their second year of the program, however, they may elect to wait until the third year to take it. Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, resident educators will have the option of taking RESA in year 2, or they may wait until year 3. Taking the assessment in year 2 allows teachers to complete the state-level program requirements in two years and leaves only 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.
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.
Support during the Assessment Year(s)
During year(s) in which Resident Educators are taking the assessment, they will be partnered with a facilitator. The facilitator works with the Resident Educator to assist them through the process of completing the assessment. For more details about the role of a facilitator, please visit the following:
For questions about accessing the RESA submission system or submitting forms and evidence, please contact:
RESA Help Desk
Toll-free: (855) 538-8634 (M-F, 2-10 p.m. Eastern)
Last Modified: 2/23/2018 4:42:30 PM