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Using Exit Slips?

Nov 13, 2014 7:12pm

Do you find exit slips helpful in assessing students understanding? Do you make different exit slips specific to each lesson/unit, or do you have ones that you use for everything? What are your thoughts on them?

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    • Nov 17, 2014 1:38pm

      Exit slips come in a variety of shapes and sizes; but they should always inform both the student and the teacher of growth toward the learning target. So whether students are working a problem, or writing their understanding of today's target, or even writing a question for the teacher; the value of the data to inform the next day's instruction is invaluable. In my classroom, using standards based grading, I was able to categorize those students who were proficient (3s & 4s) to those that were not, on a four point scale; and many of times the next day I would have the students self-assess their work with their peers. This practice of formatively evaluating students with feedback and having them self assess is among the highest effective size with respect to Hattie's "Visible Learning."

      • Nov 13, 2014 6:51pm

        I often use exit slips as a concept more than a physical thing. For example, having students define a word or share something they learned before leaving the classroom/activity/lesson. I've also used them as a question, "name one fact about an owl" etc. on a small slip of paper. This eliminates the extra work for you and allows for flexibility in the questions/format.

        • Jan 2, 2015 2:08pm

          I am using exit passes on a regular basis. My students are sharing their new knowledge and understanding of varied lessons and content. My students also enjoy previewing all exit passes that are on display in order to make connections not only with their learning but also with their classmates as well.

          • Mar 4, 2015 8:22pm

            There are lots of exit slip templates on

            • May 24, 2015 5:52am

              I Teach on the college level, and I think exit slips are very effective. I had a lot of students in my Medical Terms class and to be able to assess if they were understanding how to build words from suffixes and prefixes and give me the definition of the terms. Exit slips worked. I also used bell ringers and exit slips in that class too. We only met once a week and I would use the slips to review for the test begin over the chapter from last weeks class. When I taught a Business Communication and 2010 Word class on the High School level the bell ringers and exit slips were used on a daily bases.