Resident Educators

Welcome to the Ohio RESA Resident Educator Page

The 2016-17 Ohio Resident Educator Summative Assessment submission cycle will run from September 15, 2016 through February 15, 2017. All Resident Educators must complete the RESA in the third or fourth year of the Ohio Resident Educator Program. Resident Educators must successfully pass the RESA and complete the requirements of all four years of the Ohio Resident Educator Program to qualify for a five-year professional license.

Core Registration 

The Ohio Department of Education’s CORE Registration system will open by September 1, 2016. All Resident Educators eligible to take the RESA this year, in addition to 2015-2016 candidates who are eligible to re-take one or more RESA tasks this year, must be registered in CORE by November 15, 2016.

We strongly recommend that Program Coordinators register eligible Resident Educators as soon as possible. On September 15th, Educopia will begin to send RESA submission system activation links to candidates who are registered in CORE. These activation links will be sent to candidates who are registered in CORE on a weekly basis through the CORE registration deadline.. The sooner Program Coordinators register their RESA candidates in CORE, the more time the candidates will have to work on the tasks using the submission software.

Submission Deadlines in 2016-17

In 2016-2017, task deadlines have been re-ordered based on feedback from Ohio educators. New deadlines will allow first-time candidates more time to complete the Formative and Summative Assessment Task. As such, the First Lesson Cycle Task and the Communication and Professional Growth Task will be due by December 15, 2016, and the Second Lesson Cycle Task and the Communications and Professional Growth Task will be due by February 15, 2017. For candidates retaking the RESA, all tasks will be due by February 15, 2017. Finally, we are pleased to announce that 2016-2017 RESA Score Reports will be released on June 1, 2017.

We encourage eligible resident educators to begin reviewing task requirements, collecting evidence, and drafting responses offline! Registered 2016-2017 candidates will be able to access the RESA submission system beginning on September 15, 2016.

Preparing Materials for RESA Task Submissions

Guidance for the RESA has been broken out into two documents, the RESA Instrument and the RESA Participant Guide, available for download from the Resources Page.

The online RESA submission system will open on September 15; however, candidates can begin gathering evidence and completing the required tasks forms sooner by following the 2016-2017 RESA Instrument and Participant Guide.

Should you have any questions, our Help Desk will be available via phone beginning September 12, 2016. Educopia staff will respond to any inquiries sent to in July and August, 2016.

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    • (855) 538-8634 – Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.– 7 p.m. EDT (beginning September 12, 2016)