Using Entrance Slips to Guide Instruction: A Formative Assessment Resource

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  1. For those of you new to formative assessment . . . these exit slips and entrance slips are designed to help you "take the temperature" of your class in terms of student performance and attitudes to help you as you plan your instruction. After all, it does no one any good to find out at the end of a
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Many people use exit slips at the end of class to see what students have learned. I do this as well--but not as often as I use ENTRANCE slips!  

Entrance slips you ask?  Absolutely! 

Consider the number of students you have had in your life who got 100% on every spelling test but spell the same words incorrectly at every other time.  The same can be true with exit slips.  LOTS of students can do well with a topic immediately after being taught.  For me, it is more valuable to see who can still do it the next day or the day after that!  That's why I started using quick learning checks the next day--I wanted to see where my class stood before I started to teach.

They can be used to check understanding on academic content OR to get a read on student attitudes and comfort levels and I use them in a couple of ways: see if there are any students with major misconceptions see if the entire class is missing understanding and I need to reteach sort my students into groups for instruction

The entrance slips I have provided come two per page and are low-ink and ready to copy.

Each entrance slip comes with a “suggestion” page where the slip
is highlighted with a blue box with ideas for how that slip might be
used--and you get more than 20 different formative assessments to use in any subject!

I have also divided the entrance slips into two categories—those measure academic performance AND those used for students to “self-assess”—whether it be their own understanding, their effort, or their participation. I really believe it is essential for students to take an active role in their learning—and that they need to be reflective and take ownership of their “job” in the classroom!

Also included is a teacher recording sheet to help you with grouping students and more! Download the preview to get a more clear picture of all that you get.

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