CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework, College and Career Readiness

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CUNY HSE Curriculum Framework

Common Core Instructional Shifts ELA/Math (PDF – 136 KB)

This pdf shows the six key instructional shifts the Common Core Standards requires of teachers.

Depth of Knowledge Levels Chart (PDF – 36 KB)

A round chart showing Webb’s different DOK Levels

DOK Overview Chart (PDF – 38 KB)
This chart shows the 4 different Depth of Knowledge levels including links to Bloom’s taxonomy, key verbs the may cue level, and evidence of Depth of Knowledge.

DOK Question Stems (PDF – 28 KB)
This document shows a list of questions stems that can be used to identify the skills or questions that fall into different Depth of Knowledge levels.

TASC Greatest Achievement Gap Report (PDF – 1.31 MB)
This report outlines the greatest achievement gap between passing and non-passing TASC examinees

Hess’s Cognitive Rigor Matrix (Webb vs. Bloom) (PDF – 18 KB)
This document is a comparison matrix between Webb’s DOK and Bloom’s Cognitive Process Dimensions

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