An Exit Slip is a type of formative assessment that can be used to quickly check for understanding. The teacher poses one or two questions in the last couple minutes of class. Students respond to the question in writing (an index card works). The teacher reviews the Exit Slips and adjusts his/her teaching the following day based on the information provided.
How to Use the Strategy:
1. Provide an “Exit Slip” to each student (ie: index card) near the end of
a class period.
2. Give students instructions as to how the teacher wants them to respond on each side of the card.
Side 1 – Write a big idea from today in a summary statement.
Side 2 – Write something that you don’t yet understand in a question.
Teachers can use any of these techniques:
4. Teacher reviews each Exit Slip.
5. Teacher adjusts his/her teaching for the next day.
6. Students learn how to make adjustments for their learning based on what they've written.
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