What is the contextual significance of Bloom's taxonomy in the field of education?

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Bloom's taxonomy can be an important tool in differentiating between students who have widely varying comprehension and skill levels. Teachers can do an initial assessment to see where students fall on this taxonomy. Then, they can have students work to master the level they are already at, and the students can proceed to higher levels when they have mastered that particular aspect of the taxonomy. In this way, the same basic content can be taught, but instruction can be more individualized based on each of their varying skill levels.

For example, a literature teacher could have all of the students in a classroom read the same story. He or she could then tailor the questions to suit a particular student's ability using the verbs supplied by the taxonomy scale. A student who registers low on the scale...

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