Monday, June 25, 2012

Exit Ticket

I don't know about you, but just about every professional development workshop I attend mentions using exit tickets to assess your students. They are just a quick and easy way to find out if you kids "get it." Well the problem I had was that a.) I always forgot to make the exit tickets, b). the copy machine was always broken when I wanted to make some, and c.) even when I did have them or used post its, I felt like it wasn't exactly "going green."

So, I created my exit question recording system.

Here's how it works. Each day as my kids line up to head to lunch, I write a question on a small dry erase board that I have posted at the door. (Mine is from dollar tree...$1 woohoo!) As the students exit the classroom, they must read the question and then tell me the answer. Here are a few examples of the questions I ask the kiddos:






 Now, of course I taught my students that they need to leave the classroom one at a time with space between each other AND they need to whisper the answer to me so that other students don't hear their response. Once they give me their response, I record it on my sheet. I usually keep my recording sheet just above the dry erase board on a clip board for easy access. I have found that this is a quick and easy way to find out if the kids understood the material and to determine who needs to review it after lunch.

Guess what?! You can get a copy of my exit question recording sheet for FREE at my TPT store right now!There are 2 versions available: the first is for a class of 20 over the course of 15 days. The second is for a class of 20 over 5 days. I can adjust the class size to meet your needs, so please let me know.

Just click here to pick it up. If you use it let me know. I love to hear feedback!


10 comments:

Janaye said...

Great idea!! Thanks for sharing! :)

amy said...

I like this idea because it saves on paper. Plus, I don't have to make tons of copies.
Thank you for sharing.
Amy
Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

Amanda Madden said...

Great idea for a dry erase board! Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

Amanda
Teaching Maddeness

Lisa R. said...

That's a wonderful idea!! I'm pinning this as a reminder for next year. Thanks for sharing!
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Ashlee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! FYI...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! This past year I struggled with doing exit tickets because I would either forget or I was micromanaging my copy limit (I know...we have a certain number of copies we can make). So this is a fabulous idea and that I'm adding to my summer to-do list! Thanks!

Ashlee
Sweet Seconds

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twilliams said...

What a terrific idea! I always forget the "ticket out the door"! This would be an excellent way for me to remember. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now a follower of you blog!

Teresa
2nd Grade Pig Pen

twilliams said...

What a terrific idea! I always forget the "ticket out the door"! This would be an excellent way for me to remember. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now a follower of you blog!

Teresa
2nd Grade Pig Pen

Jenn Long said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

A Pirates Life for Us

Miss Trayers said...

Looking for some new ideas in using exit tickets. When I did them on paper, they would just stack up. Really like this idea-thank you for sharing!

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