sunlight passes through water, fog or a prism, the multi-colored
spectrum of colors known as a rainbow is revealed.
Just as the colors in a rainbow form a distinct spectrum so
also do the assessment tasks used in education.
determining what students should know and be able to do, educators
need to consider assessment tasks and the thinking skills
involved. Letís explore why it is important to consider the levels of
thinking skills identified in Bloomís Taxonomy and Gardner's Multiple
Intelligences to uncover a broader spectrum of what students know.