Webb's 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 (NYC Dept. of Education). The attached file below is a DOK wheel that displays activities that may be associated with each level. We want our students to experience all levels of DOK in each unit of study.

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