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The BISG Educational Taxonomy is a controlled list of key terms used to describe a publication’s intended learning outcomes, regardless of alignment with any formal educational standards, such as the Common Core. These terms are represented as a single-level list of carefully chosen phrases (descriptors) and corresponding seven-character alphanumeric codes. The descriptor consists of a phrase that describes the desired learning outcome. The code is to be used by data senders and recipients to ensure consistency and to avoid typos and misspellings. The four-character alpha code EDTX represents the taxonomy, followed by a three-digit numeric code (e.g., EDTX010).

The taxonomy provides a common language about learning objectives that can bridge subject matter and grade levels. Using the taxonomy in conjunction with BISAC Subject Headings allows for a fuller description of the content so that educators, librarians, parents, and others can more easily identify the educational resources they are seeking. It was developed by the BISG Educational Taxonomy Working Group of the Subject Codes and Metadata Committees, based on extensive research and feedback from educators and librarians. 

For more information on how to use this taxonomy in ONIX and other metadata, as well as how to cite Common Core and other educational standards in metadata, please download the free BISG Recommendations for Citing Educational Standards and Objectives in MetadataThe complete taxonomy is also included as an appendix. 

Educational Taxonomy, Version 1.0

Code

Descriptor

EDTX010

Analyze and interpret data

EDTX020

Analyze media

EDTX030

Analyze poetry

EDTX040

Analyze text structure

EDTX050

Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations

EDTX060

Define problems

EDTX070

Build vocabulary

EDTX080

Cite supporting evidence

EDTX090

Collaborate with others

EDTX100

Communicate effectively

EDTX110

Compare and contrast

EDTX120

Compare points of view

EDTX130

Conduct short research projects

EDTX140

Construct compelling questions

EDTX150

Construct explanations and design solutions

EDTX160

Construct supporting questions

EDTX170

Control and express variables

EDTX180

Create charts and graphs

EDTX190

Create media products

EDTX200

Demonstrate ability to recall

EDTX210

Demonstrate close reading

EDTX220

Demonstrate editing and revision skills

EDTX230

Demonstrate foundational reading skills

EDTX240

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language

EDTX250

Describe qualitative change

EDTX260

Describe quantitative change

EDTX270

Determine a central idea or theme

EDTX280

Determine meanings of symbols and key terms

EDTX290

Determine helpful sources

EDTX300

Develop and use models

EDTX310

Develop understanding of variability and distribution

EDTX320

Distinguish between fact and opinion

EDTX330

Engage in argument from evidence

EDTX340

Experiment with transformations

EDTX350

Use area and volume formulas

EDTX360

Follow multistep procedures

EDTX370

Gather relevant information from multiple sources

EDTX380

Generate ideas

EDTX390

Develop hypotheses

EDTX400

Identify cause and effect

EDTX410

Identify chronology and sequence

EDTX420

Identify fact and opinion

EDTX430

Identify primary and secondary sources

EDTX440

Identify problems and solutions

EDTX450

Infer and interpret

EDTX460

Integrate and synthesize information

EDTX470

Integrate quantitative and visual information

EDTX480

Construct linear models

EDTX490

Make geometric constructions

EDTX500

Make inferences and justify conclusions

EDTX510

Make judgments and decisions effectively

EDTX520

Model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena

EDTX530

Model with mathematics

EDTX540

Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information

EDTX550

Perform contextualized problem solving using graphs, tables and equations

EDTX560

Perform pattern transformations

EDTX570

Plan, research, and conduct investigations

EDTX580

Make predictions

EDTX590

Read character development narrative

EDTX600

Read first-person narrative

EDTX610

Read informational text

EDTX620

Read literary text

EDTX630

Read multiple narratives

EDTX640

Read narrative informational text

EDTX650

Read second-person narrative

EDTX660

Recognize relative position [numbers]

EDTX670

Represent and analyze patterns and functions

EDTX680

Summarize and describe distributions

EDTX690

Summarize complex concepts, processes, or information

EDTX700

Take informed action

EDTX710

Understand and evaluate random processes

EDTX720

Understand congruence

EDTX730

Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another

EDTX740

Understand measurements and attributes of objects

EDTX750

Use argumentation skills

EDTX760

Use context clues

EDTX770

Use discussion and presentation skills

EDTX780

Use listening skills

EDTX790

Use mathematics and computational thinking

EDTX800

Use probability to evaluate outcomes

EDTX810

Use technology to produce writing

EDTX820

Visualize relationships

EDTX830

Write arguments

EDTX840

Write informational text

EDTX850

Write explanatory texts

EDTX860

Write routinely over extended time frames

 

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