Complexity of Objectives

The Levels of Learning below indicate complexity level of learning objectives, ranked from least complex to most complex.

Remember (Knowledge Level): Recall or recognize terms, definitions, facts, ideas, materials, sequences, methods, principles, etc.

Understand (Comprehension Level): Read and understand descriptions, reports, tables, diagrams, directions, regulations, etc.

Apply (Application Level): Know when and how to use procedures, methods, formulas, principles, theories, etc.

Analyze (Analysis Level): Break down a complex scenario into its constituent parts and recognize their relationships.

Evaluate (Evaluation Level): Make judgments about the value of proposed ideas, solutions, etc., by comparing specific criteria or standards.

Create (Synthesis Level): Organize complex parts, sets or elements to reveal patterns to examine further or from which supported conclusions can be drawn.