Support Materials for CCA Version 4.0—Reading
Draft – February 2006
Depth of Knowledge and Verbs
Depth of Knowledge is not verb dependent. It is based on the cognitive complexity of the standard.
Table 3 shows A Verb Across 4 DOK Levels to illustrate that DOK is not verb dependent
Recall and Reproduction DOK 1
Skills and Concepts/Basic Reasoning DOK 2
Strategic Thinking/ Complex Reasoning DOK 3
Extended Thinking/Reasoning DOK 4
Students will identify essential information needed to accomplish a task.
Students will identify information in a passage that is supported by fact.
Students will identify the appropriateness of an argument using supporting evidence.
Students will identify interrelationships (themes, ideas, concepts) developed in more than one literary work.
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