Fully understanding text requires close, intelligent reading. For many readers, understanding doesn't come easy and even the seemingly best readers have some difficulties. Teachers and professionals need in-depth data about a student's ability to understand text - PROBE results can be used to help determine teaching.
PROBE is primarily designed to be a controlled, individual in-depth interview to help teachers achieve a greater understanding of:
For use with 7 year-olds to adults (wherever English is being read), younger students who decode well and students learning to read English as a second language.
To reduce bias and enable the assessor to more accurately evaluate the reader’s ability to draw on the information contained in the texts, they are, as much as possible: written in Standard International English and culturally and geographically non-specific. As this is an assessment of a reader’s ability to decode and comprehend text, there are no pictures and limited title clues
PROBE GREY: A COMPANION TO PROBE BLUE
The PROBE GREY and PROBE BLUE are parallel resources and can be used interchangeably. The forty fiction and non-fiction texts in PROBE GREY have the same number of words as the corresponding texts in its BLUE companion.
PROBE GREY Manual
PROBE GREY Student Text
Six targeted and defined question types allow for a clearer analysis of the reader’s comprehension ability. These 6 questions form the PROBE QUESTION TAXONOMY.
PROBE GREY Kit Includes:
PROBE GREY Supplementary Kit includes:
Supplementary Kits provide an economical way for a school campus to have extra PROBE assessment kits.
Please note: Supplementary Kits cannot be used without purchase of a full kit, and are only available to schools. Copies must only be made from the copymasters in the full kit (copies from copies prohibited).