Fast feedback
Overview A tool that allows you to assess your student’s level of understanding in a fun and creative way.
A Twist to the TicketOuttheDoor…
Educational experts suggest that each lesson should have a closure activity – something that wraps up the experience or gives students a chance to summarize their learning. Many teachers have chosen to use a TicketOutTheDoor activity for closure and as a formative assessment. This is an easy, multipurpose strategy that can be used with almost any content or grade level.
However, ticketsoutthedoor can lose their effectiveness with students if they are overdone. To avoid this problem, consider adding some variety to your tickets! The prompts below can be displayed on the board, reinforced with a printed visual on a ticket, or students can quickly draw the related shape on a scrap of paper.
 If you were to fill a grocery cart with key concepts from today’s lesson, what would it contain?
 If this less were a pizza, what would the toppings be?
 Write a news headline based on what you learned today.
 What new learning will you walk away with today?
 Write a recipe for___________.
 Write a text message summary of what you learned today.
 How does this information relate to money (the economy, jobs, etc.)?
 If this concept were turned into a menu, what would be the appetizer? Main dish? Dessert?
 Complete an analogy, beginning with today’s concept…
 Write a postcard to a friend or family member explaining what you did in class today.
My Favorite No
Formative Assessment Strategy; Jan. 2013
Put a warmup (or formative assessment“Do now”) problem on the board and hand out index cards (you can also use the backs of scrap or recycled paper) to all the kids. Have them work the problem out in a specified period of time and write their answer. Collect and sort the responses into correct and incorrect answers. While sorting the responses, say “Yes, no, yes, no” so the kids get an idea how many in the class are responding correctly and incorrectly. Then look for your favorite wrong answer, or your favorite “no.” Next, analyze the wrong answer with the class.
By calling it “My favorite no,” the students realize that what is being written and reviewed is wrong. Talk about what is right first so the student who made the mistake realizes they are partly right. After going over what the student has written, it is important to ask the group what is wrong. “What did this student misunderstand or do incorrectly?” It is another class assessment if several hands go up at this pointthe more who know what the student did wrong, the more who will likely not make that same mistake and the deeper their understanding.
Reasoning behind this strategy: everyone makes mistakes. This strategy gives the teacher a good idea how the class as a whole is progressing in their understanding. If the teacher doesn’t know the students don’t know something, he/she can’t clear up the misunderstandings. I have the students put their names on the papers so I can go back to individual students to clear up their individual misunderstandings if their incorrect answer is different than the response I go over in class. If several are making the same mistakes, the misunderstandings can be corrected at one time. It also demonstrates how it is valuable to learn from incorrect answers. Added plus: The students are engaged and it doesn’t take much time to gain valuable information.
Ex. Warm up
Multiply and/or combine like terms: My Favorite No:
1. 4x(2x – 9) – 2(5x – 6) 1. 8x² – 36x – 10x – 12
(student forgot to distribute the negative sign)
2. 9x²y(2xy) 2. 18x²y
(student forgot that when multiplying 9x^² and 2x he/she gets 18x^3 and y times y = y²)
Templates:
TicketOuttheDoor
Three Things I Learned 
Downloadable PDF: 321 Things Learned 
Exit Card

Downloadable PDF: Exit Card 
Exit Ticket 1 
Downloadable PDF: Exit Ticket 1 
Exit Ticket 2 
Downloadable PDF:Exit ticket 2 
Exit Ticket 3 
Downloadable PDF: Exit Ticket 3A 
Exit Ticket 3B 
Downloadable PDF: ExitTicket3B 
Exit Ticket 3C 
Downloadable PDF: Exit Ticket 3C 
Exit Ticket 3D 
Downloadable PDF: Exit Ticket 3D 
Exit Ticket 4 
Downloadable PDF: Exit Ticket 4 
Teaching Tweet Sample

Downloadable PDF: Student Sample Twitter 
Today’s Teaching Tweet

Downloadable PDF: Today’s Teaching Tweet 
Fast Feedback – High School At the end of class, the teacher gives each student a sticky note. Instructions:

Fast feedback with Plus/Delta 
Downloadable PDF: hs fast feedback plus delta 
This is how I feel 1 
Downloadable PDF: This is how I feel… 
Fast feedback – Primary 
Downloadable PDF: Fast Feedback Primary 
Fast feedback – Upper Primary 
Downloadable PDF: Fast Feedback Upper Elementary 
Today’s number is… 
Downloadable PDF: Today’s Number is 
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