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Assessment in Education

SOLO Taxonomy versus Bloom’s Taxonomy

SOLO or Bloom? What to prefer? Whether you prefer SOLO or Bloom's doesn't matter. What does make a difference is the deliberate and accurate alignmentRead More

SOLO Taxonomy

John Biggs and Kevin Collins (1982) developed the SOLO (Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes) taxonomy as a systematic way of describing how a learner’s performance grows in complexity when learning different subjects or mastering tasks. SOLO Taxonomy provides a simple, reliable and robust model for three levels of understanding i.e. Surface level, Deep level and Conceptual...Read More

Psychomotor Domain — Simpson’s Taxonomy

The Simpson's psychomotor domain (1972) includes physical movement, coordination, and use of the motor-skill areas. Simpson's psychomotor domain focuses on utilizing motor skills and coordinating them.Read More

Psychomotor Domain — Harrow’s Taxonomy

Harrow's taxonomy (1972) of psychomotor domain focuses on the development of physical fitness, dexterity, agility, and body control to achieve a high level of expertise. Harrow's taxonomy is organized according to the degree of coordination including involuntary responses and learned capabilities.Read More

The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl (2001) updated and revised the Bloom’s taxonomy reflecting relevance to 21st century work for both students and teachers. The revisions they made in the Bloom’s taxonomy appear fairly minor; however, they do have significant impact on how people use the taxonomy.  These changes can be...Read More

Psychomotor Domain — Dave’s Taxonomy

The Dave’s taxonomy of psychomotor domain includes utilizing motor skills and the ability to coordinate them. This psychomotor domain includes physical movement, coordination, and use of the motor-skill areas. Development of these skills requires practice and is measured in terms of speed, strength, endurance, coordination, precision, distance, procedures, or techniques in execution. The Dave’s psychomotor...Read More

Affective Domain — Krathwohl’s Taxonomy

Krathwohl's affective domain taxonomy is perhaps the best known of any of the affective taxonomies. The affective domain focuses on the attitudes, values, interests, and appreciation of learners. This domain is further categorized into following five levels;Read More

Cognitive Domain — Bloom’s Taxonomy

The cognitive domain involves knowledge and the development of intellectual skills (Bloom et.al, 1956). Six major categories of cognitive domain of Bloom's taxonomy are Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation.Read More

Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

Bloom’s taxonomy is a classification system used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition—i.e., thinking, learning, and understanding. Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domain.Read More
Essay Test vs Objective Test

Essay Test vs Objective Test

Essay Item An essay item is one in which the examinee relies upon his memory and past associations to answer the questions in a few words only. Since such items can be answered in whatever manner one likes and these items are also known as free answer items. Essay items are most appropriate for measuring...Read More