The following chart demonstrates how Depth of Knowledge and Self-Reflection exist within a Learning Cycle that centers on Proficiency Scales and Rubrics.
Webb's Depth of Knowledge (2005) is used to determine what level of rigor the learning is targeted
Webb's Depth of Knowledge is used to determine what level of rigor the learning is targeted.
Understanding Proficiency Scales/Rubrics
Learning targets may be articulated as proficiency scales (i.e. learning progressions within a level) and assessed using multiple forms of assessment. At the very basic level, a proficiency scale is thinking about the content for an important topic in terms of three levels of difficulty.
Below is a template from Reinventing Schools, which gives the basic understanding of how proficiencies would be detailed for students.
Proficiency Scale Learning Activities
Completing Proficiency Scales handout
Understanding Depth of Knowledge
Levels of Complexity
Level 1 - Recall/Reproduction
Recall a fact, information, or procedure; process information on a low level
Level 2 - Skill/Concept
Use information or conceptual knowledge, two or more steps
Level 3 - Strategic Thinking
Requires reasoning, developing a plan or a sequence of steps, more than one reasonable approach
Level 4 - Extended Thinking
Requires connections and extensions, high cognitive demands and complex reasoning