Text-Dependent Analysis (TDA)

Beginning Spring 2018 open-ended text-dependent-analysis questions are no longer included on state summative ELA testing.   ELA assessments do include selected-response items that measure the skills associated with text-dependent analysis. Beginning Fall 2018 the Nebraska Department of Education in conjunction with NWEA will be offering a series of three TDA workshops.  While the TDA is not going to be included on the summative ELA test, NDE would like to engage districts in a partnership to enhance instruction for TDA across the state.

Upcoming TDA Events

Please go to the Professional Learning page for events.

Link coming soon

TDA Documents

TDA Training

2016 Presentation/PowerPoint

TDA Fall 2016 Workshops (Power Point)

2018 Training (Presentations/PowerPoints)

More information available soon


For general assessment questions , contact Statewide Assessment.


For more information about Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for ELA, contact Marissa Payzant, ELA Education Specialist.


For access to the NSCAS ELA page or the access the NDE English Language Arts page, please click on the links below.



Updated September 13, 2018 2:48pm