Depth of Knowledge A HEAP of Complexity. Cognitive Complexity. Factual Knowledge Terminology Specific details Conceptual Knowledge Classification, categories Principles, generalizations Theories, models, structures Procedural Knowledge Subject specific skills
Extended Thinking – Requires an investigation; time to think and process multiple conditions of the problem or task; and more than 10 minutes to do non-routine manipulations (e.g. Task 610 – Record, analyze, & evaluate strategies used by alcohol companies in promoting their product during sporting event on television,)
Strategic Thinking – Requires reasoning, developing a plan or sequence of steps; has some complexity; more than one possible answer; generally takes less than 10 minutes to do (e.g., Module 350 – Devise a 2-step plan to stay tobacco-free through high school & beyond.)
Basic Application of Skill/Concept – Use of information, conceptual knowledge, procedures, two or more steps, etc. (e.g., Module 332 – Describe safety rules for pool and explain why the rules are necessary)
Recall – Recall of a fact, information, or procedure (e.g., What is the FIT principle?)
Do Assessments Align For Cognitive Complexity?
Is there an appropriate balance?
Assessments are denoted by
SCASS-HEAP module number (e.g., 100-600) and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (1-4)