Our March 23rd meeting explored the techniques used in Human Performance Technology (HTP).  Paul Travalini shared insights for using this model.

From Bloom’s Quick Reference Guide
List of Measurable Verbs Used to Assess Learning Outcomes

Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (1956): Cognitive Skills
A group of educators, led by Benjamin Bloom, identified a hierarchy of six categories of cognitive skills: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. As students learn, they start with the knowledge level and progress through the hierarchy. Thus, advanced courses should include skills at a higher level than introductory or basic skills courses. Below you will find a web-resource as well as a list of measurable verbs to assist you in writing course objectives and assess learning outcomes.

Objective-Builder Resource: http://teachonline.asu.edu/objectives-builder/

Knowledge Level: The successful student will recognize or recall learned information. 
list                                                  record                                       underline                         state
define                                            arrange                                     name                               relate
describe                                        tell                                            recall                               memorize
recall                                            repeat                                       recognize                         label
select                                            reproduce

Comprehension Level: The successful student will restate or interpret information in their own words.
explain                                        describe                                    report                                translate
express                                        summarize                                identify                             compare                           
discuss                                         restate                                      locate                                review
illustrate                                        tell                                            critique                              estimate

Application Level: The successful student will use or apply the learned information.
apply                                            sketch                                      perform                             use
solve                                            respond                                    practice                            construct
role-play                                      demonstrate                            conduct                            execute
complete                                    dramatize                                employ

Analysis Level: The successful student will examine the learned information critically.
analyze                                      inspect                                        test                                  distinguish
categorize                                  critique                                        differentiate                     catalogue
diagnose                                    appraise                                      quantify                           extrapolate
calculate                                    measure                                      theorize                           experiment
relate                                         debate

Synthesis Level: The successful student will create new models using the learned information.
develop                                     revise                                          compose                          plan
formulate                                  collect                                          build                                 propose
construct                                  create                                          establish                           prepare
design                                      integrate                                      devise                              organize
modify                                      manage

Evaluation Level: The successful student will assess or judge the value of learned information.
review                                     appraise                                        choose                             justify
argue                                      conclude                                       assess                              rate
compare                                 defend                                           score                                evaluate 
report on                                select                                            interpret                            investigate
measure                                support