Bloom’s Taxonomy


Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 159

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 177

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 181

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 184

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 190

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 193

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 196

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_plus_position in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 199

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_plus_button_style in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 199

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 422

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 448

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 483

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 484

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 488

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 502

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 523

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 795

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 796

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 800

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 808

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 828

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 708

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 709

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 716

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 724

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 747

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1030

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1031

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1035

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1043

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1064

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1113

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1114

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1118

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1142

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1162

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1293

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1294

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1298

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1306

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1321

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1527

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1528

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1532

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1539

Notice: Undefined variable: network in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1548

Notice: Undefined variable: network in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1548

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 1554

Notice: Undefined index: ssba_new_buttons in /home/adultstc/public_html/asg_content/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/php/class-buttons.php on line 460

Many students don’t understand the difference between "C", "B" and "A" level work on their exams and papers. According to Benjamin Bloom, there are six levels of mental skills that demonstrate the kind of understanding a person has about a subject. Starting with the lowest level, knowledge, and building to the highest level, evaluation, students demonstrate depth of understanding of a topic or concept. Each level has key words that suggest the level of thinking. Levels one and two would probably receive a C, levels three and four a B. Five and six are A-level work as long as other requirements for the assignment or test are met.

Bloom’s Taxonomy (summary)

  1. Knowledge
  2. Comprehension
  3. Application
  4. Analysis
  5. Synthesis
  6. Evaluation

For an example of C-, B- and A-level work, please see The Adult Student’s Guide to Survival and Success, 7th edition.

For a clear succinct description of all the levels you can go to the following web site:

http://www.coun.uvic.ca/learning/exams/blooms-taxonomy.html

and, with a lot of cross links:

http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/guides/bloom1.html

The reference work for descriptions of Bloom’s Taxonomy come from:

Bloom, B.S. (Ed.), Taxonomy of educational objectives: The classification of educational goals: Handbook I, cognitive domain. New York: Longmans, Green (1956).


The following site contains a 21 page essay about critical thinking. (PDF file format – updated 2007)

http://www.insightassessment.com/pdf_files/what&why2007.pdf

Quia – Bloom’s Taxonomy

http://www.quia.com/jg/90134.html, a site with flashcard, word search and a concentration type game, activities created by Carolyn Hopper

An online demonstrative quiz of Bloom’s Taxonomy

http://www.questionmark.com/us/tryitout_corporate.htm, Choose "Bloom’s Taxonomy." Courtsey of Questionmark.com, a demo for their quiz producing software that happens to cover Bloom’s Taxonomy.