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Analysis – Does This Word Matter in Defining Expectations for Student Performance?

Understanding That Higher Expectations for Instruction and Student Performance are Necessary to Meet 21st Century Demands

Can we call “analysis” by another name and expect educators to teach students to analyze, and expect students to demonstrate analysis in a text-dependent analysis response? Is the word “analysis” interchangeable with other words, or does its meaning matter in defining expectations for student performance? 

In the famous line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet says  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  

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