Free Resources

DOK & THE HESS COGNITIVE RIGOR MATRICES (CRM)

 

Core Subjects

Tool 1 - Reading & Listening CRM

Tool 2 - Math & Science CRM

Tool 3 - Written & Oral Communication CRM

Tool 4 - Social Studies & Humanities CRM

 

Special Subjects - Updated

Tool 5A - Fine Arts CRM

Tool 5B - Health & Physical Education CRM

Tool 5 C - World Language/ELL CRM

Tool 5 D - Career & Technical Education (CTE) CRM

Download Spanish Versions of the Hess CRMs

FEATURED VIDEOS based on Modules in Karin's Local Assessment Toolkit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

SELECTED WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

 

DOK - "Fewer, clearer, and higher standards..." (2009)

DOK & Questioning - A Tool for Rethinking Questioning" (NCTM article, 2014)

Learning Progressions - "Using Learning Progressions to Monitor Progress Across Grades" (Science & Children, 2010)

Text Complexity Tools - Local Assessment Toolkit, Module 2 (excerpt, 2013, updated 2018)

Text Complexity Tool #6: Analyzing Qualitative Features & Instructional Planning

Text Complexity Tools #7 and #8: Text Complexity Rubrics for Informational and Literary Texts

College & Career Readiness - Hess and Gong's Career and College Ready Report for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation" (2014)

College & Career Readiness "Three Important CCR Skillsets: Supporting Deeper Learning" (www.mentoringminds.com, 2015)

 

CBE Assessment - "Assessment to Support Competency-Based Pathways" (2015)

 

Watch Norman Webb discuss his D-O-K Framework