Revised Bloom's Taxonomy

The North Carolina Essential Standards use the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy (RBT) as a framework to provide consistency of terminology across many disciplines. Use of the RBT framework is intended to clearly define the learning outcomes for each discipline and grade level. Use of the RBT verbs limits each clarifying objective to only one verb, and ensures a conceptual purpose or focus for each objective. The RBT verbs are particularly important for curriculum alignment between standards, learning activities, and student outcomes.



You may find the following resources helpful as you work with the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy.





Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Table
A quick reference for the RBT two-dimensional taxonomy of cognitive processes and knowledge types, including definitions.
RBT CognitiveProcesses Knowledge Definitions.pdf
Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Terminologies
Includes definitions and examples of cognitive processes and knowledge types in the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy.
Terminologies for RBT.pdf
NCDPI Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Overview
The New Essential Standards are written using the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy (RBT) under the guidance of one of the authors of the revision, Lorin Anderson. North Carolina has chosen RBT to help move to the complex thinking expected from 21st Century graduates. The RBT was chosen because it has well-defined verbs and is built on modern cognitive research. Includes a very short primer on the RBT.
Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Online Learning Module
This online module was developed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction with Dr. Lorin Anderson. All North Carolina educator's affiliated with a public school system have access to this module. Please use your NC FALCON password to access. If you do not already have an account, you may create one when you log in.
Anderson, L.W., Krathwohl, D.R., eds. (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: a revision of Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives; abridged edition. NY: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.
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