The DIVERGENT / NON-DIVERGENT Tool will track the number of divergent and non-divergent questions asked or answered by teacher and/or students.
Divergent are open ended questions, with multiple possible answers; non-divergent questions are fact based questions, with a single correct answer. At different times, collect data on the questions asked by the teacher, the questions that students answer, the questions that students ask, or the questions that the teacher answers.
Note that in the primary grades divergent questions are often used to support language development by providing students with motivation to talk of their likes and dislikes. At the upper grades, the purpose of divergent questions is generally to strengthen student thinking skills.