Self-Assessment with Blooms Taxonomy

For this course you’ll be participating in self-reflection and self-assessment.

As part of these reflections, I will ask you to assess your work on specific elements/ dimensions of the class with the aid of Bloom’s Taxonomy:

The skills that make up Bloom’s Taxonomy are cumulative and exponential, demonstrating growth and deeper understanding and mastery as you move from comprehension only toward synthesis and evaluation

The purpose of this self reflection process is to de-emphasize grades in favor of learning and creativity, but as grades are a reality at Middlebury, here’s how Bloom’s Taxonomy translates to letter and numerical grading.

  • Synthesis & Evaluation: A or A- (100-90)
  • Analysis: B+ or B (84-89) 
  • Application: B- (80-83)
  • Comprehension C+ or C (73-79)

I will draw on yourself-assessment in the grading process, although if I feel your self-assessment does not match with my own sense of your work and growth in the class (as in, you grade yourself too harshly, as students can at times do!), I’ll reach out to you to talk it through.