Assess and Plan with Exit Tickets
Lesson Objective: Use exit tickets to assess learning and plan future lessons
All Grades / All Subjects / Closure

Thought starters

  1. How does Mr. Crandall use exit tickets to help plan future lessons?
  2. How does Mr. Crandall ensure that exit tickets are a low-stress assessment?
  3. What might you assess using exit tickets?
Nice method for the Exit Ticket. More than just classwork to show what was learned (i.e. answering questions or formulating solutions), this helps the teacher to improve in knowing the specific strengths and weaknesses of the students. This also gauges actual learning is being done in the classroom and not just the passing of knowledge.
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A good way to gauge student comprehension is to use a exit ticket. This always tells me who struggled with the lesson, but didn't admit to it during class time.
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It would be a quick method to see where each of my stand on a certain subject.
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I LOVE the bubble clap!
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Mr. Crandall uses exit tickets to help plan future lessons, by evaluating students' responses to check for mastery and misconceptions that he will clarify by re-teaching. Mr. Crandall keeps exit tickets at a low stress level for students by not grading them. He allows students to discuss misconceptions/understandings and share their thinking. Teachers can use exit tickets to assess students' learning by evaluating which students mastered the objectives and which students have misconceptions that need to be addressed.
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    Interviewer: What I’m gonna ask you to do today is think about patterns that we discussed in or choral

    Interviewer: What I’m gonna ask you to do today is think about patterns that we discussed in or choral count. On your exit today I’m gonna ask you to write the next seven multiples of this count.

    Exit tickets are really valuable for me in getting a quick snapshot in if students are completely got it, if students didn’t completely get it, and everywhere in between.

    I’m gonna ask you to do this by yourself, it’s not a test. I just kind of want to see your thinking on this.

    After a lesson, I can just take a few minutes, and I can say, “She’s here. He’s here,” and kind of make general ideas about where my class is, and any misconceptions that are going on in the class. I can then plan for how to deal with those.

    Interviewee: One-one, and then it goes 2, 2, 2, and then it goes 3, 3, and then it goes 4, 4, 4. The odds are repeated two times and even are repeated three times.

    Interviewer: Some of the pressure and some of the anxiety that students have around bigger testing situations, they don’t have in exit tickets. Partly because they have ‘em frequently, daily, and also because we talk a lot about how this is just for me to see where you’re at. It’s not a report card thing; I mean we have that conversation quite a bit.

    You guys did a really nice job on your exit slips, and I noticed a lot of patterns that you guys saw in the structure of how multiplication works. Abdi 01:46, do you want to share one, because this was a pattern we started to talk about on our count. Then Abdi took that idea and went a little bit further with it.

    Interviewee: Ninety-six, a view out of 4, the ones place becomes 0, and adds another number to the 10 space and the 10 repeats itself three times.

    Interviewer: ‘Cuz you’re switching over, you’re adding the new 10 place.

    Interviewee: Yeah.

    Interviewer: You guys did a great job. Can we give ourselves a bubble clap please? Ready? Awesome job.

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School Details

Lakeridge Elementary School
7400 South 115th St
Seattle WA 98178
Population: 420

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Andrew Crandall


Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Subjects / Collaboration

Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Subjects / Planning

Teaching Practice

All Grades / All Subjects / Engagement

Lesson Idea

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Tch DIY