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1 Exit Tickets, mastery quizzes, and data…oh my!
February 1st & 2nd Teach For America - Dallas

2 Defining an “exit ticket”
Exit tickets ≠ independent practice During independent practice, there is still critical learning and teaching occurring. Exit tickets should be given after students have done independent practice. Exit tickets are your way to get a snap-shot of the level of learning that occurred during a single class period. Exit tickets are not a grade, but daily accountability to see whether students met the daily goal.  2

3 Planning an “exit ticket”
If your content isn’t TAKs tested, choose another high stakes assessment TEK Create content and procedural key points aligned to EOY assessment Begin with the standard (TEK) you are teaching that day State assessment item Create 3-5 questions that assess students’ understanding of objective. Use assessment items to determine exactly what students need to know and do Determine key points Create exit ticket 3

4 Executing an “exit ticket”
There are several simple options… Provide an exit ticket sheet with the questions already on it (this can even be a half sheet) Provide students with quarter sheets of paper with spaces for their answers. Post/project the exit ticket questions. NAME PERIOD EXIT QUESTION #1 EXIT QUESTION #2 EXIT QUESTION #3 4

5 Executing an “exit ticket”
Cut students off after an allotted amount of time Put up the answers and have students grade their exit tickets Note: You can have students switch and grade one another’s exit tickets, but for time’s sake – we recommend having students grade their own. Do special shout outs (let students sign a special shout out board, give them a sticker, stamp their hand) or throw candy to students who got all of the questions correct 5

6 Exit Ticket Quick Tip Allow for 5-10 minutes total for exit ticket, grading, and wrap up.  Suggestion for timing: 45 min. class – 3 short questions 90 min.+ class – 5 questions 6

7 Using an “exit ticket” in the moment
As students leave, you should sort their exit tickets into three piles: Total Mastery (all correct) Almost Mastered (1-2 mistakes) No Mastery (all wrong) 7

8 Using an “exit ticket” in the moment
When you look at the piles, consider which pile is the largest. If Pile A is largest, you had a successful lesson.  If Pile B is largest, ask yourself, “What are they getting stuck on and how do I adjust in the next class to avoid the same problem(s) again?” If Pile C is largest, the lesson was not successful. Ask yourself, “Where did they get stuck? Did they try?  Were they confused about the concept?  Do they have the remedial skills? Were my key points/INM clear?” Spend more time in GP and do more frequent CFUs.   8

9 Using an “exit ticket” for the next day
Use information from exit tickets to determine remediation or review for the next day.  Spend time as needed reviewing a particularly tricky concept and then move on Show students’ daily mastery informally. Calculate this quickly with a calculator after school and show students their daily progress by posting results somewhere in the room. Post the results on a piece of butcher paper in the room or draw a bar graph on your dry erase board. This can help invest students in bellringers and learning new material quickly. 9

10 Exit Tickets Check for Understanding
What is the purpose of an exit ticket? How do you use exit ticket results for the next class of students walking into your room How do you use exit ticket results in planning the subsequent lesson? 10

11 Mastery Quizzes! 11

12 Defining a “mastery quiz”
Exit tickets ≠ mastery quiz A way to track mastery of weekly objectives Contains five questions for each objective covered throughout the week Gives teacher and students data quickly so they KNOW the level of learning taking place 12

13 Executing a “mastery quiz”
Split the quiz into separate sections for each objective (this gives you mastery levels for each objective) (see attachment “MQ.Plate Boundaries”) Give the quiz at the beginning of class on Friday and have students grade in class Collect the quizzes and enter mastery into your tracker Post results using the visual tracking system in your classroom (see attachment “singermeters.jpg”) 13

14 Using a “mastery quiz” Make student success visual and accessible!
Have students track their ongoing mastery on personal tracking sheets (you can also see attachment “freeman bg.pdf”) 14

15 Review, Reteach, or Practice
Using a “mastery quiz” Use mastery quizzes to determine when to reteach, review, or practice Mastery Level Review, Reteach, or Practice 100% – 80% Practice 79% – 70% Review < 69% Reteach 15

16 Mastery Quizzes Check for Understanding
What is the purpose of a mastery quiz? What is the difference between an exit ticket and mastery quiz? 16

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