No Series: Assess and Plan with Exit Tickets

Assess and Plan with Exit Tickets

Lesson Objective: Use exit tickets to assess learning and plan future lessons
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Discussion and Supporting Materials

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?


  • Private message to Francis Lucia

EXIT Tickets = when observations are planned versus when observations are unannounced???....Big diffrence!

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  • Private message to Avery Baird

Exit tickets like this are a really great way to see where the students are at with the lesson, but also let the teacher know where he needs to touch base on again and what they can move on from. I also liked how he took the stress and anxiety from normal testing situations and made it fun and calming for them. I also like how he had a few students talk about the patterns they saw and talk about those patterns. I really enjoyed this exit strategy and feel like it can be used in any grade.

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  • Private message to Wanda Johnson

1.D46: Formative Assessment strategies to access and plan. They are showing patterns they already discussed in their core exit ticket. The students are to write the next 7 multiples of discounts. It's not a test nor a report card, it's for the teacher to see where the students thinking level is and to see if they understand it or not. It's a snapshot of each students learning ability. Some of the students looked puzzled, and two shared what they did. The two that spoke understood the pattern. Before I would change the lesson I would let the students that understand it work together with the ones who don't quite understand it. 

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  • Private message to Abdi Abdullahi

Im the same kid in the video abdi , it’s been like what 6 years I’m a freshman now at Lindbergh highschool, mr.crandall was honestly the best teacher and my favorite teacher 

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  • Private message to Francis Lucia

Abdi----Are you a 9th Grader now?.....Roster freshmen 9th Grader with this kind of maturity would be a blessing in my Algebra 1 Class.

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  • Private message to Thomas T
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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    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.

    [End of Audio]

School Details

Lakeridge Elementary School
7400 South 115th St
Seattle WA 98178
Population: 417

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