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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What To Do With An Exit Ticket

I love how much information is shared nowadays within the education field (looking at you Pinterest!). I must admit I nerd out a bit over best practices : )   However, it takes time to make those best practices your own and incorporate them into your classroom authentically. For years I’ve been using exit tickets-although admittedly not that effectively!  Recently I have been collecting the data in a more meaningful way.  It’s not fancy, but this is what we’ve come up!

I wasn't happy with a 72% success rate so used
this data to inform instruction for the next day!
We spent some time working on the concept
the next day and reached 88% understanding.
Much better!

When a student gets the exit ticket correct they get to give themselves s a ‘point’ and mark a tally on the exit ticket slip marked clearly with the objective for the day.  The next day the students are very interested in the percentage of kids who got it right and I use this information daily to tailor my teaching.  Sometimes I spend another day on a topic that I might have moved on from otherwise.  Our favorite thing as a class is watching us progress after two or three days on the same objective! 

This is an example from fluency practice with data from just one class.  We added up how many questions students got right during a timed fluency check.  Then in our statistics unit we found the 'mean' score per student and watched us progress from one day to the next!

If you have any ways that you use the data from your exit ticket in the classroom or to inform instruction please share!  

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