Exit tickets (sometimes referred to as exit slips) are a quick method of gauging student academic progress and understanding; a means of ungraded formative assessment. This comprises a small task before leaving the classroom, such as answering a question or two, to demonstrate comprehension of learning. There are many different ways to deliver exit tickets.
The 3-2-1 exit ticket strategy is a specific style of exit ticket that encourages students to reflect on and summarize their learning. Students are asked to answer three questions. The general format is as follows:
students learned in the lesson
they liked about the lesson, or 2 interesting facts they learned
they still have about the lesson
The prompts you use within the 3-2-1 format can change depending on your learning goals, lesson outcomes or student needs, however the general format is flexible enough to work with most subjects or lessons.
Review the responses to help you differentiate your instruction. How did your class go as a whole? Was there enough understanding to proceed with the next concepts? For those who are still struggling, how can you adjust your lesson plan to revise what is needed?
Digital tools like Loop can help you set up these questions and quickly distribute to students devices. Additional benefits of digital tools include scheduling questions in advance, and directly replying to students if you want to clarify their answers or understanding.
3 - adjectives you’d use to describe the protagonist
2 - ways the setting influences the plot
1 - predict what will happen in the next chapter
3 - abstract nouns in the reading
2 - adverbs in this chapter
1 - example of a compound sentence
Math (example - word problem solving):
3 - problem-solving strategies for word problems
2 - things to do after you have solved the problem
1 - thing you find yourself getting stuck on regularly
Science (example - cell biology):
3 - organelles within an animal cell
2 - elements of cell membranes
1 - function of lysosomes
Social Studies (example - biographies):
3 - questions you’d like to ask this person
2 - most interesting things about their life
1 - thing about them that you most relate to
3 - new facts you learned
2 - words that helped you understand the context better
1 - question you still have
To get the most out of the exit ticket process, questions should: