Formative assessment exit tickets are an effective tool to check student understanding of your lesson. They are a fast and reliable method for finding out “who got it” and where additional help is required - either class-wide or individual students.
They are designed to take one or two key concepts taught in a lesson, and ask students a question that requires them to draw on the knowledge.
With this data in hand, teachers can identify what may need to be covered again in the next class - or where they may need to follow-up with individuals ahead of that class.
Formative assessment exit tickets are a great tool to inform teacher planning. And they also ensure you remain focused on how each student is progressing from class to class. This allows you to be more proactive in offering support, rather than waiting for tests or assessment late in the term.
Get in the habit of running a formative assessment exit ticket at the end of each lesson.
This will ensure you have data following each class, and the anticipation of the activity will help to focus students on their learning throughout the lesson.
By running formative exit tickets regularly, you might notice that particular types of lessons work better than others, e.g. there might be higher recall when you teach one way versus another.
Consider running a lesson reflection exit ticket question at the same time, broadening the scope of data you gather from your students