PROBE2 Revised Edition

ISBN13 : 9780958269459

Author(s) : Chris Parkin and Catherine Parkin

Publisher : Triune Initiatives, 2020

SKU : 993PRO

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Range: 8-15 years

Purpose: To assess reading accuracy, reading behaviour and in-depth reading comprehension.

Administration: Individual

The PROBE BLUE is primarily designed to be a controlled in-depth interview to help teachers achieve a greater understanding of how readers engage with text and what specific teaching is required.

Suitable for students ages 8-15, the PROBE BLUE can also be used with younger students who decode well, or with students learning to read English as a second language.


A companion/parallel resource to the PROBE BLUE, PROBE GREY is due for release in 2021. PROBE2 has thus been revised, upgraded and rebranded as PROBE BLUE to seamlessly match this parallel resource.

The PROBE BLUE contains the same forty fiction and non-fiction stories as the PROBE2.

Improvements have been made to the PROBE BLUE Manual, including layout updates and a revised and upgraded guide.

The PROBE BLUE includes more comprehensive taxonomy notes, more comprehensive notes with answers and a more consistent format of notes with answers.

The PROBE BLUE Kit includes:

  • Manual, which is divided into four parts
  • Guide: Outlines the purpose and procedure of the assessment
  • Determiner: Outlines the pre-test (purpose and procedure)
  • Answers: Includes notes and the Keywords
  • Copymasters: Can be copied -Determiner and Recording Sheets
  • Student Text, which is divided into two parts
  • PROBE 2 Determiner Word Lists
  • 40 stories and questions (fiction and non-fiction)

PROBE BLUE Supplementary Kits are able to be purchased by schools only once a full kit has been purchased. If more than one teacher is to be working with the resource, then each teacher can have their own Determiner, Guide/Answers and Student Text, and share the Copymaster book.

PROBE BLUE Materials may only be purchased by schools or qualified individuals at registered institutions. Supplementary Kits are not available outside of school use.

Chris Parkin and Catherine Parkin

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