Ticket out the Door
Submitted by Susan Finn Miller on July 28, 2014 - 12:51pm
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Hello Colleagues, I'm wondering how many of us use "Tickets out the Door" to formatively assess students' learning at the end of class. Leslie Grahn discusses how these tickets can serve as important data to guide our instruction in the next class http://mflamd.org/2014/01/a-ticket-out-the-door/. We can sort the exit tickets to determine which students met the objectives and which ones need more support. During the next class, we can structure small group activities to ensure all students achieve the lesson objectives.
On her blog, Grahn also links to a list of exit ticket prompts that are categorized based on the skills the teacher wants to emphasize http://letthedatabeyourguide.wikispaces.com/Exit+Slip+Prompts. For example, in the category of Application, a teach might give the following prompt: "Discuss how today's lesson could be applied in the real world." For Evaluation related to a reading assignment, the teacher could ask the student to "Select a quote from your reading that you feel is worthy of some discussion, and on the back of the card briefly mention why."
How do you see Tickets out the Door being useful in your teaching? Have you used the results of exit tickets to guide your planning in the next class? Do you think certain subject areas lend themselves more naturally to the use of exit tickets than others?
Please share your thoughts and ideas with your colleagues here!
Susan, Moderator Assessment CoP