Exploring Cognitive Complexity & Depth of Knowledge: Part 1

Norman Webb’s work has been applied to different content areas and used in test item development, as well as in alignment studies to determine the degree of alignment (match) between states’ standards and the tests used by states for accountability purposes. Webb’s Depth-of-Knowledge (DOK) Levels are also being used more and more by local schools and districts to develop curriculum materials and performance assessments to demonstrate learning.