Objective Builder

Objective builder provides a step-by-step process for the creation of measurable learning objectives in the cognitive, affective, or psychomotor domains.

Learning objectives are created in the CABD format, which stands for Condition, Audience, Behavior, and Degree.

The following theoretical frameworks are used:

  • Anderson and Krathwohl Revised Bloom's Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain (2001)
  • Krathwohl and Bloom's Taxonomy of the Affective Domain (1964)
  • Simpson's Taxonomy of the Psychomotor Domain (1972)


This is an example of an objective created by objective builder. Each part of the objective is color coded.

  • Condition

    Given a blank map of the United States

  • Audience

    the student

  • Behavior

    will identify all 50 states and capitals

  • Degree

    with 90 percent accuracy

"Given a blank map of the United States the student will identify all 50 states and capitals with 90 percent accuracy."


Please state as specifically as possible what will be provided to the audience. Example: a thesis statement, the quadratic equation, a map.


Typically, the generic word "student" is used, however be specific if writing your objective for a narrow population.

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Select a Domain

  • The Cognitive domain consists of thinking and development of intellectual skills
  • The Affective domain consists of how people interact with emotions and feelings
  • The Psychomotor domain consists of a person's physical movement, coordination, and use of the motor-skill


Select a Level

Level Definition & Example



Each domain is broken into different levels. Each level represents an increase in difficulty of mastery. The levels are listed simple (top) to complex (bottom)


Select a Verb



Please give a brief description of the product your audience will interact with. Refer to the example for details.


State the level of accuracy that you deem "proficient". Example: 80%,in 500 words or less, on the first attempt, within 15 minutes.

Finished Product

Your learning objective is now complete

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