This Fifth Grade Science Depth of Knowledge Pre/Post Exam is something I’ve just started using this year to gauge students’ understanding of the scientific process, earth science, life science, and physical science (the big four within our science studies). The scientific process includes 20 questions while the three other areas contain ten questions each for a total of 50 questions (14 pages for the exam and 14 pages for the answer key). This test was designed to utilize the three Depth of Knowledge levels, and I’ve found them very useful in creating greater rigor throughout my classroom. There is a DOK breakdown at the end of the exam showing which levels, in my judgment, were DOK 1, 2, and 3 by topic. This exam provides numerous opportunities for students to analyze data and make conclusions. I hope this exam will prove useful to your classroom. The first 11 questions are available as a preview.