Resident Educator Summative Assessment

This site provides information that Resident Educators need to complete the Ohio Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). For assessors and district support personnel, it also provides information to support Resident Educators as they prepare for and complete the RESA.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • New Ohio RESA Guidebook
    09/15/2017
  • Submission Window Opens
    10/16/2017
  • Core Registration Deadline
    11/15/2017
  • Assessor Training Starts
    01/2018
  • Lesson Reflection Submission Deadline
    01/19/2018
  • Score Reports Released
    05/15/2018

What is the Ohio RESA?

After participating in a comprehensive mentoring program, Resident Educators are expected to successfully complete the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA).  The new RESA provides Resident Educators with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to meet or exceed the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.

2017–2018 RESA benefits:

  • Resident Educators analyze and reflect on their teaching, which is critical to continuously improving as an educator.
  • Resident Educators have the ability to choose their best practice to submit as evidence.
  • Resident Educators receive Score Reports that provide comprehensive feedback on their submission from an objective assessor who is an experienced Ohio educator and has completed extensive training.
  • Score Reports will be released earlier than has been done for previous RESA administrations so that Resident Educators have time to use the comprehensive feedback to work with their Mentors and improve their practice before the end of the school year.

Overview of the Ohio RESA

In the first two years of the Resident Educator Program, Resident Educators (with the support of Mentors) have systematically and continually engaged in inquiry and reflection as they progressed through the Teaching and Learning Cycle. The Ohio RESA gives Resident Educators the opportunity to reflect on their practice and receive objective feedback, based on evidence they have chosen, through the submission of a video of their classroom teaching and written commentary. 

The Lesson Reflection
  • This instructional reflection is submitted online and scored by Ohio educators who are trained and certified to objectively assess a teacher’s performance and provide comprehensive feedback.

Submission Timeline

Resident Educators must be registered to take the RESA and are required to complete and submit their Lesson Reflection by the following dates. After a Resident Educator submits the Lesson Reflection, a well-trained assessor will carefully review the work. Score Reports will be released by May 15, 2018.

  • Ohio RESA Opens October 16, 2017
  • CORE Registration Deadline November 15, 2017
  • Lesson Reflection Submission Deadline January 19, 2018
Submission window closed
RESA Score Reports Released May 15, 2018