DOK Overview Chart

Level of Complexity (measures a student’s Depth of knowledge

 

Key Verbs That May Clue Level

   Evidence of Depth of Knowledge

Level 1

Recall/Reproduction

Recall A fact, Information, or procedure.

Process information on a low level.

 

Bloom

Know/Remember

“The recall of specifics and universals,

Involving little more than bringing to

Mind the appropriate material.” 

 

Comprehend/Understand

“Ability to process knowledge on a low

Level such that the knowledge can be

Reproduced or communicated without a

Verbatim repetition.”

Arrange

Calculate

Cite

Define

Describe

Draw

Explain

Give examples

Identify

Illustrate

Label

Locate

List

match

 

 

 

 

Measure

Name

Perform

Quote

Recall

Recite

Record

Repeat

Report

Select

State

Summarize

Tabulate

·         Explain simple concepts or routine procedures

·         Recall elements and details

·         Recall a fact, term or property

·         Conduct basic calculations

·         Order rational numbers

·         Identify a standard scientific representation for simple phenomenon

·         Label locations

·         Describe the features of a place or people

·         Identify figurative language in a reading passage

 

Level 2

Skill/Concept

Use Information or conceptual

Knowledge, two or more steps

 

Bloom

Apply

“Uses information in another familiar

situation.”

(Executes – Carries out a procedure in an

unfamiliar task)

 

Apply

Calculate

Categorize

Classify

Compare

Compute

Construct

Convert

Describe

Determine

Distinguish

Estimate

Explain

Extend

Extrapolate

Find

Formulate

Generalize

Graph

Identify pattern

Infer

Interpolate

Interpret

Modify

Observe

Organize

Predict

Relate

Represent

Show

Simplify

Solve

Sort

Use

 

 

·         Solve routine multiple-step problems

·         Describe non-trivial patterns

·         Interpret information from a simple graph

·         Formulate a routine problem, given data and conditions

·         Sort objects

·         Show relationships

·         Apply a concept

·         Organize, represent and interpret data

·         Use context clues to identify the meaning of unfamiliar words

·         Describe the cause/effect of a particular event

·         Predict a logical outcome

·         Identify patterns in events or behavior

Level of Complexity (measures a student’s Depth of Knowledge)

 

    Key Verbs That May Clue Level

              Evidence of depth of Knowledge

Level 3

Strategic Thinking

Requires reasoning, developing a plan

or a sequence of steps, some complexity

 

Bloom

Analyze

“Breaking Information into parts to explore understanding and relationships.”

 

Evaluate

“Checks/Critiques – makes judgments based on criteria and standards.”

Appraise

Assess

Cite evidence

Check

Compare

Compile

Conclude

Contrast

Critique

Decide

Defend

Describe

Develop

Differentiate

Distinguish

Examine

Explain how Formulate

Hypothesize

Identify

Infer

Interpret

Investigate

Judge

Justify

Reorganize

Solve

Support

 

 

·         Solve non-routine problems

·         Interpret information from a complex graph

·         Explain phenomena in terms of concepts

·         Support ideas with details and examples

·         Develop a scientific model for a complex situation

·         Formulate conclusions from experimental data

·         Compile information from multiple sources to address a specific topic

·         Develop a logical argument

·         Identify and then justify a solution

·         Identify the author’s purpose and explain how it Affects the interpretation of a reading selection

 

 

Level 4

Extended Thinking

Requires an investigation, time to think and process multiple conditions of the problem. Most on-demand assessments will not include Level 4 activities.

 

Bloom

Synthesize

“putting together elements and parts to form a whole

 

Evaluate

Making Value judgments about the method.”

Appraise

Connect

Create

Critique

Design

Judge

Justify

Prove

Report

Synthesize

 

 

·         Design and conduct an experiment that

requires specifying a problem; report results/solutions

·         Synthesize ideas into new concepts

·         Critique experiments designs

·         Design a Mathematical model to inform and solve a practical or abstract situation.

·         Connect common themes across texts from different cultures

·         Synthesize information from multiple sources