Text-dependent analysis (TDA) is a unique-to-Pennsylvania term for text-dependent questions. Text-dependent analysis epitomizes why reading and writing have been joined under the umbrella of English/Language Arts. The first module builds background knowledge, explores the instructional shifts, and takes a dive into the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s explanation of Text-Dependent Analysis. Understanding the similarities and differences of open-ended and text-dependent questions, along with exploring common myths and misconceptions, is the focus of the second module.
This Learning Path is one in a series of four Learning Paths. Other Learning Paths a part of this series include:
Learning Path Outcomes:
- Define Text-Dependent Analysis;
- Explore your current understanding of TDA;
- Expand your knowledge base of the instructional shifts for English/Language Arts;
- Tackle several myths and misconceptions of TDA and provide examples of best instructional practices; and,
- Examine resources provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to learn the cognitive demands of TDA.
Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU)
Represents and supports PA’s 29 IUs
Provides a variety of Learning Paths to support educators