Depth of knowledge (DOK) has become a priority in education. However, this hard-to-define framework had been overlooked by many schools due to miscommunication and confusion. To fully comprehend DOK, you must first understand the following:
“The delivery and intensity of a DOK teaching and learning experience depends on both the demand of the standard and the strengths of the student. This makes the DOK teaching and learning experience academically rigorous, socially and emotionally supportive, and student responsive.”—Erik Francis
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Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) has become a priority in education to describe levels or categories of cognitive complexity. Originally developed by Webb in 1997 to analyze alignment between curriculum standards and assessments, DOK has become a hard-to-define framework often overlooked by many schools due to miscommunication and confusion.