BLOOM’S TAXONOMY– You will be required to know the six different levels of the taxonomy (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation). Be prepared to define each level as well.
Category Example and Key Words (verbs)
Knowledge: Recall data or information. Examples: Recite a policy. Quote prices from memory to a customer. Knows the
Key Words: defines, describes, identifies,
knows, labels, lists, matches, names,
outlines, recalls, recognizes, reproduces,
Comprehension: Understand the Examples: Rewrites the principles of test
meaning, translation, interpolation, writing. Explain in one’s own words the
and interpretation of instructions and steps for performing a complex task.
problems. State a problem in one’s own Translates an equation into a computer
Key Words: comprehends, converts,
defends, distinguishes, estimates, explains,
extends, generalizes, gives an example,
infers, interprets, paraphrases, predicts,
rewrites, summarizes, translates.
Application: Use a concept in a new Examples: Use a manual to calculate an
situation or unprompted use of an employee’s vacation time. Apply laws of
abstraction. Applies what was learned statistics to evaluate the reliability of a
in the classroom into novel situations in written test.
the work place.
Key Words: applies, changes, computes,
constructs, demonstrates, discovers,
manipulates, modifies, operates, predicts,
prepares, produces, relates, shows, solves,
Analysis: Separates material or concepts Examples: Troubleshoot a piece of
into component parts so that its equipment by using logical deduction.
organizational structure may be Recognize logical fallacies in reasoning.
understood. Distinguishes between facts Gathers information from a department
and inferences. and selects the required tasks for training.
Key Words: analyzes, breaks down,
compares, contrasts, diagrams, deconstructs,
differentiates, discriminates, distinguishes,
identifies, illustrates, infers, outlines, relates,
Synthesis: Builds a structure or pattern Examples: Write a company operations or
from diverse elements. Put parts together process manual. Design a machine to
to form a whole, with emphasis on perform a specific task. Integrates training
creating a new meaning or structure. from several sources to solve a problem.
Revises and process to improve the outcome.
Key Words: categorizes, combines, compiles,
composes, creates, devises, designs, explains,
generates, modifies, organizes, plans,
rearranges, reconstructs, relates, reorganizes,
revises, rewrites, summarizes, tells, writes.
Evaluation: Make judgments about the Examples: Select the most effective solution.
value of ideas or materials. Hire the most qualified candidate.
Explain and justify a new budget.
Key Words: appraises, compares, concludes,
contrasts, criticizes, critiques, defends,
describes, discriminates, evaluates, explains,
interprets, justifies, relates, summarizes,