I had to come up with a plan for how to administer and check the exit slips in my science classes.
So, I designed a bulletin board to house the materials. I'm actually not finished. It seems that everything I do needs some revision. I always come up with a new idea and have to change things. OK...I don't have to change things, but my compulsive personality makes me do it!
After answering two questions that appear on the smart board at the conclusion of a lesson, each student will place his/her exit slip into the appropriate folder. I love looking on as they place their slips. It's really a quick way to evaluate my lesson. Did most students understand the concepts?Or I should ask, did they think they understood the concepts? If there is a large portion of the students putting their slips into the "1" or "2" folder, I'm in trouble. That's a sure indicator that it's time for me to design a new lesson and present the material again. If it's early on in a unit, I try not to get too excited over a lot of 1 and 2 responses. We will be working on the same skills and concepts for many days to follow. At the end of a unit, the 1 and 2 responses are somewhat alarming.
That being said, it has been a very enlightening experience to evaluate the exit slips. Only two students in my first period class missed both questions. Twelve of the students missed one question and eight of the students answered both questions correctly. This does set the tone for my next lesson. Enough of the students missed at least one question that I feel a review lesson is warranted.
As far as the display is concerned, I am going to add another folder to hold the blank exit slips. The procedure for students will be to grab a slip on the way to your seat at the beginning of class. Then, I don't have to waste time passing out fresh slips each period. The students can just pull them out when I display the questions on the smart board. Currently, I have a folder on my computer with exit slip questions that I can pull up quickly and save for next year.