Sunday, July 28, 2013

Monday Made It: Quick Assessment Using Exit Slips and a Freebie

I've checked the calendar and I have exactly 4 weeks before professional development week begins! It's time to focus, focus, focus on getting completely ready to teach second grade common core. I'm linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics to share what I created in the name of quick and frequent assessment.

Here she is... the Exit Slip board :-)

I know that best teaching practices includes frequent meaningful assessments. I have to admit that this was and is something I have to continue to work at and strive for. As I begin planning to teach second grade, my possibly overly ambitious plan is to create mini-assessments for every single second grade math and ELA common core standard before school starts. BUT, before I do this, I need to make sure I unpack all of the second grade common core standards to make sure I am assessing what I truly should. Man, the entire process seems a tad overwhelming!

My inspiration for a home for these quick assessments came from The Teaching Theif:

I love how easy this is to track student learning after a lesson. I loved the idea of post-it notes, but I wanted a place for students to place pre-made exit slips that coordinate with each common core standard. I decided to use clothes pins so students can clip their exit slip to the board.

I also wanted to keep the numbering system, so under each clothespin, I placed a number using foam number stickers from the Dollar Tree. I couldn't have something hang in my classroom without making it cute and glittery! Each clothespin is covered in glitter {thanks to Mod Podge} and I included a simple and cute banner with glittery letters and a chevron background {also thanks to Mod Podge}.

How I Made My Exit Slip Board:

I used black tagboard for the background and purchased cardboard scalloped banners for the letters that read, "Exit Slip."
I coved each piece of the banner with Modge Podge which was used to adhere the paper to the cardboard banner. I then used an exacto knife to cute around each piece.

Next, I used Modge Podge to glue the sparkly letters on top of the newly covered scalloped cardboard banner. I used mini clothes pins to hang the letters on twine.

Before I hot glued everything into place, I cut paper into fourths to make sure students would have enough room to place their exit ticket on the board and that the clothespins were evenly spaced. I also needed to make sure I had enough room for my "Exit Slip" banner.

I then placed the stick-on numbers to the board. The numbers came in a pack of 100 numbers, but I still didn't have enough to finish the each number, so I'll need to purchase another pack at the Dollar Tree. I absolutely love how it turned out and think it will look great in my red and black pirate classroom!


Tagboard~ $2.99 each
Clothespins (covered in glitter)~ $1.00 for 60
Foam number stickers~ $1.00
Cardboard Banner~ $2.99
Twine~ $2.49
Glitter Letters~ $3.99

To give a glimpse of what my quick assessments / exits slips will look like, I'm sharing a freebie that can be used with my Exit Slip board. As I continue to work on this, I'll share an in-depth blog post on how I will use these in my second grade classroom. 

Click on the picture to be taken to the google doc to score this freebie

How do you use quick assessments or exit slips in the classroom??

I would truly love to read posts on frequent and quick assessments for second grade (or other primary grades) so if you have one, include it in the comments below and I'll be sure to read it!

P.S. Don't forget to check-out my Facebook page for a fan freebie!


  1. I love the exit slip that you created! The proficiency scale at the top is perfect for review/extension groups. Thank you so much for sharing!


    1. You're welcome! I hope to have a blog post soon to show how I use the proficiency scale for coordinating my guided reading and math groups. Thanks for the compliment!


  2. I love love love your idea - thanks for sharing it. I'm stealing it.

    1. Thank you, Marlene! The biggest compliment I can get is someone wanting to use one of my ideas in their classroom.


  3. Thanks so much for the exit slips! Great idea to use clothespins to clip the exit cards.
    Grade 4 Buzz

    1. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them in your classroom!


  4. I love the way you did the title!

    Surfing to Success

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  6. Super cute exit slip board! How are you going to display it in your room? I like this idea a lot!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

    1. Thank you, Jaime; I had a lot of fun putting it together...

      The plan is to display it near our learning targets. That way, students can see the connection between the lesson and the learning objective. The exit slip will always directly connect to the learning target/ objective.


  7. love these!! :) will def be using them!


    1. Thank you! I'll be posting more soon as I create them for my classroom!


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