Exit ticket is a formative assessment tool that allows teachers to gather student feedback at the end of a class period. It consists of a prompt or question that is related to the lesson’s learning objective and requires a written, typed, or verbal response.
You can choose to post the question or problem in your classroom and have students submit their answers before they exit or transition to another room. You can also choose to collect submissions anonymously.
Keeping track of student learning
Keeping track of student learning through exit ticket can help teachers make better decisions about how to approach instruction. It can reveal misconceptions, surface lingering questions, and identify areas for reteaching or modification of lesson content. In addition, it can provide minute-by-minute feedback about how students are understanding the lesson.
Ideally, exit tickets should take no more than five minutes to complete. Teachers can use different formats, including index cards and post-it notes, as well as online forms, such as Poll Everywhere or Google Forms. Students can also respond by texting or using a tablet or smart phone.
Regardless of how the formative assessment is used, it should be a non-graded activity that helps students process information more deeply. It can also serve as a way for students to self-reflect and assess their progress. For example, students can list three things they learned, two aspects of the lesson that they found interesting, and one question they have.
Collecting feedback from students
The information collected through exit tickets helps teachers evaluate student understanding and provide extra support when needed. Teachers can quickly review the feedback and use it to drive lesson plans. This strategy also helps build a positive classroom culture and encourages student engagement.
Exit ticket prompts can be varied, depending on the topic and class goal. For example, teachers can ask students to name one thing that they understand 100% from today’s lesson, or write about what they think will be the most difficult concept in the future.
Another option is to allow students to answer a general question about what they have learned and why, as a form of metacognition. This can be a great way to promote a more analytical learning approach, which can increase engagement. For visual learners, you can also consider having them sketch their answers, such as a diagram or 4-frame cartoon. This allows students to express themselves in a creative way and can help them identify the areas where they need more practice.
Differentiating learning for all learners
Exit ticket provides valuable feedback to teachers about their students’ learning. This feedback can be used to identify gaps in knowledge and inform the next lesson plan. It can also be used to help students learn how to self-correct.
Exit tickets can be written on paper, posted online or completed with a video. They can be a quick and simple form of assessment that asks students to respond to a question or solve a problem at the end of class.
Some teachers choose to have their students submit their answers to a Google form, Padlet, or Flipgrid at the end of the day. This helps them see what others have said and can be used to start a class discussion or reflection. It also gives the teacher a snapshot of what each student knows and how they understand it. Some teachers even allow students to correct their wrong answers, which leads to deeper engagement in the classroom.
Creating a routine
The use of exit tickets can be a great way to keep students engaged during your lesson and can be used for all subjects. They are usually quick, easy to complete, and can be easily differentiated. In addition, they allow students to share their understanding of the lesson with the teacher and can uncover any misconceptions that may need to be addressed the next day.
One of the most popular exit ticket questions asks students to write a summary of the lesson in 10 words or less. This allows students to focus on the most important information from the lesson and makes it easy for the teacher to see what the key concepts are.
Another option for exit tickets is to have students answer questions from an online student response system, such as Kahoot, Poll Everywhere, or Socrative. This is a great way to assess the whole class and can be done in real-time. This method also eliminates the frantic rush at the end of class when students are trying to pack up.