Missouri State University

Original Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy

LEVEL DESCRIPTION

Knowledge

(represents the lowest level of learning)

To know and remember specific facts, terms concepts, principles or theories

Comprehension

To understand, interpret, compare, contrast, explain

Application

To apply knowledge to new situations to solve problems using required knowledge or skills

Analysis

To identify the organizational structure of something; to identify parts, relationships, and organizing principles

Synthesis

To create something, to integrate ideas into a solution, to propose an action plan, to formulate a new classification scheme

Evaluation

(represents the highest level of learning)

To judge the quality of something based on its adequacy, value, logic or use

Adapted from California State University, Bakersfield, PACT Outcomes Assessment Handbook (1999)

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Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels Chart

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