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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.

ExitTicket Overview

Rhode Island Tech for Schools Summit (October 2013)


5th Grade Teacher, School Type: District Public School

Strengths: I like that the product allows educators to create informal assessments to monitor student learning. We already do exit tickets already and we know how much of a pain it is to collect those slips of papers and then having to go through each of them checking. Exit Ticket eliminates the paperwork a...

Suggestions for Improvement: Make it user friendly for eleme...

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