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.
Depth of Knowledge Resources from NYC DOE, Click HERE
Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix ELA, Click HERE Hess Cognitive Rigor Matrix Math/Sci, Click HERE Professional Article: What exactly do “fewer, clearer, and higher standards” really look like in the classroom? Using a cognitive rigor matrix to analyze curriculum, plan lessons, and implement assessments by: Karin K. Hess, Dennis Carlock, Ben Jones, and John R. Walkup, Click HERE
DOK Reference Wheel, Click HERE DOK Question Stems, Click HERE