The Use of Bloom’s Taxonomy to Inform Students’ Cognitive Levels

Siti Nursaila Alias, Faridah Ibrahim


To improve students’ conceptual understanding depends on the question types asked by the teachers. This paper investigates to examine form four students’ cognitive levels in Newton’s Law based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The study sample consisted of 189 science stream students from three secondary schools in Kuala Kangsar, Perak. Researcher implemented Newton’s Law questions as instrument to determine the three cognitive levels of the respondent which namely Knowledge, Comprehension and Application. The paper-pencil test was developed and administered on the subject. The data were collected and analyzed using the Statistical Packages for Social Science for Windows release 21 (SPSS Software). The findings show that the mean of the Knowledge, Comprehension and Application level is moderate.


Bloom’s taxonomy; Newton’s Law questions; cognitive levels

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