Bloom's Taxonomy

Addressing Multiple Cognitive Levels

All levels of learning are important. The lower levels support the higher levels; the higher levels cannot function effectively without the lower levels.

The higher levels are more complex, not necessarily more difficult. Difficulty depends on prerequisite knowledge and skills and on learning style.

The process words do not guarantee the level. They must be presented in a context that ensures the appropriate level is addressed. more…

Bloom and Multiple Choice Questions

Thus, though you will want students to perform at varying cognitive levels, you can assess all these levels with multiple choice test items and a Scantron or with a classroom personal response system and clickers. Of course, the assessment cycle is not finished until students understand what the correct responses should have been and why they are correct. Quick feedback is another advantage of using multiple choice evaluations. Rather than taking up your time with the scoring, you can focus your time on the content and any necessary reteaching - a better use of your expertise. more…

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