Depth of Knowledge

 Depth of Knowledge

Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) provides a vocabulary and a frame of reference when thinking about our students and how they engage with the content. DOK offers a common language to understand "rigor," or cognitive demand, in assessments, as well as curricular units, lessons, and tasks. Webb developed four DOK levels that grow in cognitive complexity and provide educators a lens on creating more cognitively engaging and challenging tasks.

Introduction to Depth of Knowledge

Watch this video to learn more about the four Depth of Knowledge levels. View Transcript



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