RESA Assessor Training and Certification is conducted through online training modules that provide extensive review of exemplars and rationales across the range of performance on each Lesson Reflection domain. In addition, assessors are trained to recognize and minimize bias.
After assessors have reviewed the training modules and completed practice exercises, they proceed with certification in which they are given the opportunity to score sample submissions that have been pre-scored by expert educators. If they score these certification submissions accurately, they qualify as an assessor.
After they have been trained and certified, assessors are invited to log in to the RESA Submission System to score candidate submissions. During the scoring process, TeachForward carefully monitors the accuracy of assessors. Assessors who do not meet a minimum accuracy standard are not permitted to score.