Exit tickets

Also known as: exit slips, exit cards, exam wrappers, key takeaways

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Exit tickets are a formative assessment tool that requires students to respond to a few key questions or prompts at the end of a lesson. They:

  • enable educators to quickly assess students' understanding of a concept
  • help students reflect on what they have learned and review their performance
  • can be modified to focus the results around well-being and student welfare.

Exit tickets

ICT templates

How to use with ICT

  • Create exit tickets, well being/welfare check in or cognitive wrappers using Google or Microsoft Forms and share with students through email, Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams.
  • These platforms allow teachers to collect and access data analytics.

Single computer

  • Use a printed paper ticket such as the Microsoft Word Exit Ticket Template and collate results on a projected screen in real time, using a simple spreadsheet to generate an on-screen diagram.
  • Use one computer with a Google Form.
  • Click on the settings cog and untick 'collect email addresses'.
  • Check that the 'limit to 1 response' option is unticked.
  • Use one computer with a Microsoft form and click on the share tab to change Send and collect responses to 'Anyone with the link can respond'.
  • Then click on the three dots and choose settings to check that 'one response per person' is unticked.

External resources

Find out more resources
Title Link Description
Exit ticket from the Teacher Toolkit  Exit ticket Explains what, how and when to use Exit tickets. Offers three videos which explain how an early childhood, year four and high-school physics teacher use Exit tickets in their classrooms and includes a downloadable template.
How and when to use Exit Slips by Niels Vanspauwen How and when to use Exit Slips A comprehensive explanation of how and when to use exit slips. Offers an informative video and examples of exit ticket prompts.
Digital exit tickets by Cristina Conciatori Digital exit tickets Summary of four reliable electronic digital exit tickets for teachers includes useful links on how to navigate these digital environments.
Cognitive wrappers by José Antonio Bowen Cognitive wrappers Explains pedagogy and academic research, offers an editable Word template master and cognitive wrapper templates for writing, discussion, science and STEM. All are oriented to senior students.


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