ExitTicket is a free tool that aims to provide personalized instruction and targeted interventions by helping teachers track student understanding through formative assessments. It uses real-time data and longitudinal performance metrics that range from measuring individual student performance up through an assessment of an entire district's performance.
Teachers and students can use any web-enabled devices that they have available to assign, complete and assessments. Teachers or schools can purchase additional apps to customize ExitTicket to their needs on a per app basis. As of August 2014, ExitTicket was being used by more than 150,000 students and 19,000 teachers in more than 10,000 schools.
ExitTicket helps teachers track student understanding through assessments called “Tickets” and use real-time data and longitudinal performance metrics for both a whole class and and individual student to provide personalized instruction and targeted interventions. The product is designed to help students, especially those starting below grade level, finish on the right track.
ExitTicket revolves around teachers creating and assigning “Tickets,” which are just series of questions. First, teachers choose which type of “ticket” (launch, poll, practice, exit, quiz/exam) they want to create, and then they add the name and update the characteristics (time allotted, assignment date, etc.) for that particular “ticket.” Teachers can also align tickets to learning targets or specific standards. Then they add the specific questions, choosing from multiple choice, free-response or true/false. Once completed, teachers can send out that “ticket,” and students can immediately begin answering the questions. Teachers can track student and class performance in real-time. They can dive into a particular student’s answers to find out more on why they didn’t understand a particular question or “ticket” and provide the needed intervention. Students and teachers can also track their performance over time, allowing both parties to identify growth and improvement.
ExitTicket is fully accessible on a browser, the iPhone app, the Android Smartphone and Tablet App, or any web-enabled device.
To use ExitTicket, teachers will need a projector, a computer and a mobile device (any smartphone or tablet). Students can bring their own device (BYOD model) or use school provided devices (1:1 classroom). Teachers can sign-up and create their class on ExitTicket for free and send out or project the class code for their students to use to log-in.
The basic version of ExitTicket is free for teachers or schools to incorporate. There are additional apps available on ExitTicket’s AppCenter that schools or teachers can purchase on a per app basis to customize their version of ExitTicket to best suit their needs.
Who is Using It:
As of August 2014, ExitTicket was being used by more than 150,000 students and 19,000 teachers in more than 10,000 schools.
ExitTicket is a classroom and feedback system designed to work on any wifi-enabled smartphone or tablet, a "bring your own device" approach. It was developed through a unique collaboration between teachers, students and technologists at Leadership Public Schools in Oakland, Calif.
The technology makes it possible for teachers to quickly assess whether students are absorbing a lesson. That way, they can adjust instruction during the course of a class--say, either reviewing material that students are tripping over or speeding up if they understanding the points. Teachers can see a dashboard of student results in real time; teachers can also share that view with students. ExitTicket also saves student performance so that students and teachers can monitor progress.
How it works: Students and teachers download the software on their gadgets. At any point in the lesson -- or before students are getting ready to bolt out the door -- the teacher can put up a "Quicket," a short poll or quiz to gauge whether students are absorbing the lessons.
Teachers can select questions from a database or choose their own as the basis for quizzes, polls, and other "rich media questions." ExitTicket really shines as a pulse-test of whether most students understood the core of a lesson--before they walk out the door.
“ExitTicket is more than just a simple voting/polling clicker or interactive student response system,” says Louise Waters, superintendent and chief executive of Leadership Public Schools. "Because each student has their own personalized learning account, they know exactly how they are performing over time, and exactly where their strengths and weaknesses are." Teachers can measure student performance over time, too.
Exit Ticket was beta-tested across Leadership Public Schools as a web app in 2012 and early 2013. It was rolled out publicly in May 2013.
The student app is available via free download from the iTunes store here. As of mid 2013, the "pro" teacher account was available here for free provided teachers register. (Here's a list of features.)
Since its release in March 2013, ExitTicket has been adopted by users in 49 states and 83 countries.