Depth of Knowledge

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) measures complexity and not difficulty. DOK is a tool used to identify the level of rigor for an assessment. It goes beyond content knowledge, and measures how deep students understand, explain answers to problems, provide solutions, and transfer what is learned to real-world concepts.  Essentially, DOK was created for students to stop … Continue reading Depth of Knowledge

Mastering Content or Meaningful Content

When planning a meaningful lesson, one of the first things you should ask yourself is, “What’s the end result and how can my students make a real-world connection after the lesson is finished?” There is a difference between mastering content and meaningful content. About a month ago, one of my students (at my tutoring center) … Continue reading Mastering Content or Meaningful Content

I’m sorry. I can’t help your child pass the GA Milestones Assessment.

Around this time of year, I receive a lot of phone calls from anxious parents who want to register their child for tutoring.  After explaining the services we offer, pricing, and how their child can benefit from our program, the parent asks, "Can you help my child pass the GA Milestones? He/She is in the … Continue reading I’m sorry. I can’t help your child pass the GA Milestones Assessment.