bloom’s taxonomy

Level Description Verbs Sample Objectives
Knowledge Recognizes students’ ability to use rote memorization and recall certain facts cite
define
identify
label
list
match
name
recall
recognize
reproduce
select
state
The students will recall the four major food groups without error.The students will list at least three characteristics peculiar to the Cubist movement.
Comprehension Involves students’ ability to read course content, understand and interpret important information and put other’s ideas into their own words classify
convert
describe
explain
extend
give examples
illustrate
interpret
paraphrase
summarize
translate
The students will summarize the main events of a story in grammatically correct English.The students will describe in prose what is shown in graph form.
Application Students take new concepts and apply them to another situation apply
arrange
compute
construct
demonstrate
discover
modify
operate
predict
prepare
produce
relate
show
solve
use
The students will apply previously learned information about socialism to reach an answer.The students will demonstrate the principle of reinforcement to classroom interactions.
Analysis Students have the ability to take new information and break it down into parts to differentiate between them analyze
associate
determine
diagram
differentiate
discriminate
distinguish
estimate
infer
orderoutline
point out
separate
subdivide
The students will read a presidential debate and point out the passages that attack a political opponent personally rather than the opponent’s political programs.Students will discriminate among a list of possible steps to determine which one(s) would lead to increased reliability for a test.
Synthesis Students are able to take various pieces of information and form a whole creating a pattern where one did not previously exist combine
compile
compose
construct
create
design
develop
devise
formulate
integrate
modify
organize
plan
propose
rearrange
reorganize
revise
rewrite
tell
write
After studying the current economic policies of the United States, student groups will design their own goals for fiscal and monetary policies.The students will write a different but plausible ending to a short story.
Evaluation Involves students’ ability to look at someone else’s ideas or principles and see the worth of the work and the value of the conclusions appraise
assess
compare
conclude
contrast
criticize
discriminate
evaluate
judge
justify
support
weigh
Given any research study, evaluate the appropriateness of the conclusions reached based on the data presented.The students will compare two pieces of sculpture, giving reasons for their positive evaluation of one over the other.

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