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Action Verbs For Objectives

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ATITUDES

analyze select accept


argue state associate
break-down write be aware
classify judge change
combine adjust decide
compare align derive
contract replace determine
define apply develop
demonstrate assemble influence
describe close listen
discuss connect perceive
evaluate construct receive
explain disassemble reject
formulate disconnect state
identify insert
justify load
list manipulate
name measure
organise open
predict operate
recall remove
recognise repair
record tune
relate turn off
reproduce turn off
underline

List of action terms for use in preparing performance


objectives
Adapted from Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (1956)

Knowledge Comprehension Application


define classify apply
fill in the blank convert compute
identify describe conclude
indicate discuss construct
know explain demonstrate
label express determine
list identify dramatise
locate interpret dramatize
match locate draw
memorize paraphrase employ
name put in order find out
recall recognize give and
record report example
relate restate illustrate
repeat review illustrate
select rewrite interpret
spell suggest interpret
state summarize investigate
tell tell make
underline to tell in your operate
own words operate
trace operate
translate organize
practice
predict
schedule
schedule
shop
show
sketch
solve
state a rule or
principle
use
Analysis Synthesis Evaluation
analyze arrange appraise
appraise assemble assess
calculate change choose
categorize collect compare
classify combine conclude
compare compose contrast
contrast construct decide
criticise construct defend
debate create estimate
deduce design estimate
determine find an unusual evaluate
determine the way grade
factors formulate judge
diagnose generate justify
diagram invent measure
differentiate manage prioritize
dissect organize rank
distinguish originate rate
examine perform revise
experiment plan score
infer predict select
inspect prepare support
inventory produce value
question propose
relate rearrange
solve reconstruct
specify reorganize
test revise
set-up
suggest
suppose
visualize
write

References

List of action terms for use in preparing performance objectives. (n.d.).


Retrieved December 02, 2002, from The University of North Carolina Online
Instruction Group (OIG) Web site:
http://www.sph.unc.edu/iis/oig/service_center/content_dev/quick_guides/word_list.ht
m

Teacher science lesson plan. (n.d.) Retreived 2 December 2002 from the World Wide
Web:
http://www.educ.drake.edu/gerlovich/EDUC%20125,%20225/Course%20Description
%20files/Lesson%20Plan%20Form.

Program-Based Review and Assessment:


Tools and Techniques for Program Improvement
Office of Academic Planning and Assessment
University of Massachusetts Amherst
http://www.umass.edu/oapa/assessment/onlinehandbooks/ch2/