Text Dependent Analysis Toolkit
Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) questions are a new item type on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) developed in response to the PA Core Standards. This item type requires students to closely read and analyze text passages and articulate their analysis in writing using text evidence to substantiate their response. Click here to access a Text-Dependent Analysis Toolkit to access resources, including a series of video modules. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, these resources will assist educators in understanding and deepening their knowledge of text-dependent analysis questions.