Evaluation is one of seven basic categories of thinking in the
higher order thinking skills
Sections below cover: definition;
content trigger questions for science, social science, and literature;
action words; and examples of general trigger questions.
These evaluation activities are synonymous with the term critical
thinking. For additional resources related to learning and teaching this
Definition of Evaluation. (in Bloom's taxonomy:
These tasks require us to judge quality, credibility, worth or practicality.
Generally we expect students to use established criteria and explain how
these criteria are or are not met. Criteria are standards, rules, or tests
on which a judgment or decision can be based. The criteria might be established
rules of evidence, logic, or shared values. Bloom's
levels of synthesis and evaluation are involved in this category. To
evaluate, students must assemble and explain the interrelationship of evidence
and reasons in support of their conclusion (synthesis). Explanation of
criteria for reaching a conclusion is unique to evaluative reasoning.
How to compose a response to an evaluation
question or problem.
Evaluation Writing Template.
Examples of Evaluation questions for Science, Social Science, Literature.
Evaluate soundness and significance of findings
Evaluate credibility of arguments, decisions, and reports; evaluate significance
Evaluate form, believability, significance, completeness, and clarity
Use these key action words in the work of Evaluation.
evaluate, argue, judge, recommend, assess, debate, appraise, critique,
Evaluate this story. Is it well written? Why or why not?
General Examples of Evaluation Trigger questions.
What you would do if xxxxx happened. Why?
Judge what would be the best way to solve the problem of xxxx ..
Why did you select that solution?
Evaluate whether you would xxxxx or yyyyy .
Xxxxx in this situation. Why?
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