Depth Of Knowledge Levels

Depth   Of   Knowledge Levels

  • DOK 1:  Recall–Remember their developmental level


  • DOK 2:  Multiple steps, one answer, cognitive decision


  • DOK 3:  Justify, some collaboration, abstract, real world, interdisciplinary, more than one answer, multiple approaches


  • DOK 4:
  • Ø Performance tasks are Key in the higher order DOK 3-4
  • Ø DOK 4 is “real world application”  (application is a skill)
  • Ø The nature of a DOK 4 activity calls for a PBL  -project based learning
  • Ø Take more time
  • Ø Rubric
  • Ø Product is important and different
  • Ø Teacher is facilitator…roles change as the student does the work
  • Ø Collaboration
  • Ø Students make decisions
  • Ø Students do research
  • Ø Challenge the kids
  • Ø Problem solving
  • Ø Higher order thinking –HOT
  • Ø Discovery & Inquiry
  • Ø Student does the work and they discovery through inquiry
  • Ø Cross disciplines
  • Ø Greater student autonomy…not cookie cutter
  • Ø They are not led, as they come to their own conclusions.
  • Ø Curve ball….. Throw on a “what if”, make it real world, this changes directions in thought…This is big, as it shifts the PBL to make them


Do not confine a student’s way to show mastery

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