5 Depth of Knowledge (D.O.K.) Measures the degree to which the knowledge elicited from students on assessments is as complex as what students are expected to know and do as listed in the state standards.
6 What Do Depth of Knowledge Assessments Accomplish? DOK assessments are a mechanism toensure that the intent of the standard andthe level of student demonstration requiredby that standard match.
7 D.O.K. Compared to Bloom’s Bloom’s taxonomy level of difficulty is determined by the verb. DOK’s level of cognitive demand is determined by the context of how the verb is used and the depth of thinking required. What comes after the verb is more important that the verb itself.
8 Depth of Knowledge Level 1 Conduct basic mathematical calculations Label locationsPerform routine proceduresRECALLDetermine the perimeter or area of rectangles given a drawing or labels
9 Depth of Knowledge Level Two Solve routine multiple-step problems Identify patternsOrganize, represent and interpret dataSKILLS AND/OR CONCEPTClassify plane and three dimensional figures
10 Depth of Knowledge Level Three Apply a concept in other contents Support ideas with details and examplesSTRATEGIC THINKINGSolve a multiple-step problem and provide support with a mathematical explanation that justifies the answer
11 Depth of Knowledge Level Four Apply mathematical model to illuminate a problem or situation.Analyze and synthesize information from multiple sourcesDesign a mathematical model to inform and solve a practical or abstract situationEXTENDED THINKING
12 Applying DOK Levels in Math What do you notice?
25 Depth of Knowledge So what is the point of knowing Depth of Knowledge? This helps us understand what the outcomes of our lessons should be.We need to prepare students to think more conceptually
26 Questions to Consider When Assessing Learning… What DOK levels should you be targeting with assessment questions?What would you consider to be an appropriate distribution of the different DOK levels in an assessment?What concerns do you have regarding the different levels of DOK?How might you build DOK Level 4 questions into your unit/lesson/assessment design?
27 Remember… Depth of Knowledge (DOK) is a scale of cognitive demand. DOK requires looking at the assessment item/standard – not student work – in order to determine the level. DOK is about the item/standard – not the student.The context of the assessment item/standard must be considered to determine the DOK – not just a look at what verb was chosen.An item/standard written to DOK 3 often contains DOK 1 and DOK 2 level demands.
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