Depth of Knowledge (DOK), based on the research of Norman Webb, University of Wisconsin Center for Education Research and the National Institute for Science Education, is a scale of cognitive demand used to align standards with assessments. The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has conducted an analysis of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and mathematics to determine the range of
cognitive complexity for each standard.
This one-day training is designed to provide participants with the following knowledge, skills, and resources:
• To engage students in learning and assessment experiences on the four levels of DOK;
• Preparation for the Smarter Balanced Assessments that will be administered in 2014-15; and
• Implications for English Learners and other special needs populations.
Contact: Kathryn Edwards at (562) 922-6404 or Edwards_Kathryn@lacoe.edu