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RESA Newsletter - March 2017
Just a reminder - score reports for RESA will be released June 1, 2017..

Overview RESA assessors, predominantly licensed teachers from the state of Ohio with at least 5 years of teaching experience, undergo 30+ hours of training for each RESA task they score. Educopia assigns assessors to train on one or more RESA tasks, depending on their skills and background. To control for bias, Educopia requires that each assessor provide extensive demographic background information. This data is cross-matched with candidate profile data to ensure candidate anonymity during scoring.

In order to begin scoring RESA submissions, assessors are required to complete the following:
* Online training modules-during training, assessors are taught principles of "reliability" and how to avoid "scoring bias." Assessors are required to do an in-depth review of the scoring rationales for every performance level of each rubric used in the task for which they trained.
* Scoring Practice-assessors practice scoring RESA submissions to help refine their understanding of the task rubrics and improve their scoring accuracy.
* Certification Assessment-assessors are required to pass a certification test in which they score a set of sample tasks. 

Assessors are required to meet a minimum accuracy standard in order to pass certification. Assessors who fail to pass certification are deemed ineligible for scoring and are denied employment.
Scoring Assignments Educopia's scoring assignment policies ensure that a different assessor will score each task that a candidate submits. Assessors will be trained on modules specific to each task and will be assigned to score submissions according to the grade level and subject area of their teaching experience. Assessors are prohibited from scoring submissions of candidates they might know, and are asked to defer submissions of candidates whom they recognize.

Quality Assurance Once assessors pass the certification test, they are assigned appropriate RESA tasks to score, consistent with each individual assessor's relevant subject area and grade level expertise. Data from a candidate's Teaching and Learning and Context Form are used to ensure that assessors have the necessary experience to accurately score the performance task.
For quality assurance purposes, assessors are required to pass ongoing calibration assessments. These submissions are checked for accuracy, and assessors who do not meet accuracy standards during scoring are removed from the scoring system.
Here's how to view your resident educator registration summary
When a district program coordinator registers a teacher for the Resident Educator Program, the resident educator receives an email notifying him or her of the change to their registration status. Additionally, a resident educator may view his or her registration status by logging into SAFE and selecting the "My RE Summary" from the "Important Links" box. 
In this summary, resident educators will be able to see past and current years in which they have been registered for the program. They also will be able to view a record of their Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) results for each task. 
Teachers holding resident educator or alternative resident educator licenses should be aware of this capability within their SAFE accounts so they can stay current with their registration records and expectations for completing the Resident Educator Program.
A link to the SAFE account login screen appears at the top of all pages at
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If you have questions, contact Karen Creps, Resident Educator Consortium Program Coordinator,  Lisa Exner , Professional Development Consultant 
or Kim Sofo , Professional Development Consultant

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