Probing Questions

"Why do you think it's important to know how to use email in a work setting?"

Using Probing Questions During Informal Assessment

Probing Questions are often open questions created to elicit anecdotal experiences from participants or assess their comprehension of newly delivered content. Probing questions could be questions for clarification, debatable questions, and the list continues.

 Probing questions is a similar occurrence to using access to prior knowledge. used to access or assess prior knowledge. Using probing questions is an efficient way to have closure in a classroom setting.

Here are additional evidence-based practices and professional development opportunities to development informal assessment techniques: