Determining the Level of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy for CSLOs
Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchical system for classifying SLOs by the type of cognitive, psychomotor or affective evidence students must demonstrate to show they have met the outcome. We usually build students’ mastery of a subject or skill by first challenging them to Remember and Understand (R/U) something before asking them to Apply or Analyze it (A/A). Near the end of a quarter or degree program, we may ask students to Evaluate their knowledge and skills and Create new ones (E/C).
|Remembering & Understanding (R/U)||Locating, recognizing, identifying, discussing, listing, describing, retrieving, naming, finding, explaining ideas or concepts, interpreting, selecting, outlining, summarizing, paraphrasing, classifying, estimating, inferring, planning|
|Applying & Analyzing (A/A)||Using information in a familiar situation, implementing, carrying out, using, breaking information into parts to explore understandings and relationships, examining, comparing, organizing, differentiating, deconstructing, synthesizing, composing|
|Evaluating & Creating (E/C)||Justifying a decision or course of action, assessing, checking, hypothesizing, critiquing, experimenting, appraising, judging, concluding, generating new ideas/products/ways of viewing things, designing, preparing, modifying, constructing, planning, producing, inventing|
This table summarizes the way the Assessment Committee is applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to assessment. Read more about the taxonomy and how it works with cognitive outcomes using a helpful interactive diagram.