Strengthening Instruction for Student Achievement through Alignment and Rigor

Are your students still missing the mark on state assessments?

So many factors can affect student success on state assessments, but one key issue is a misalignment between instruction and assessments. Depth of Knowledge (DOK) is a measurement tool that is used to identify the expected level of thinking of standards. With this information, you can align your lessons to match the expectation level of standards and assessments, hence teaching students exactly what they need to know.

In this professional learning, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of DOK and the measurement rubric,
  • Deconstruct standards to identify learning targets,
  • Plan aligned questions and rigorous instruction, and
  • Learn strategies that will scaffold students’ learning to higher levels of thinking.


Duration: 6-hour (Download other options.)
Language: English
Resource: STAAR Guide to Success!

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