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An Easy Way to Assess Students’ Confidence Levels

Raise your hand if you like quick and easy teaching hacks that are

  1. Time saving;
  2. Provide useful data.

Well, you have come to the right place!

I attended a math training last year where the presenter offered this simple trick, and I wanted to share.

Here is how it works:

  1. Get two colored baskets – 1 green, 1 red. (You can also use yellow if you’d like.)
  2. As students complete exit tickets or assignments, they will place them in one of the colored baskets. (Green means they confidently answered the question, and red means they answered the question, but struggled, and yellow means they are in the middle.)

That’s it! You may choose to leave these on a table or go around collecting. That part is up to you! Once collected, you will be able to gain quick feedback from the student concerning their confidence and/or levels of understanding!

Do you do something similar in your class? Please leave comments and/or questions below!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ANOTHER EASY TRICK THAT USES NUMBERS 0-4 TO ASSESS A STUDENT’S UNDERSTANDING!

2 Responses

  1. My exit tickets have a scale of 1, 2, 3, or 4 and the students circle a number. Number 1 means they don’t get it at all and 4 means they are confident.

    1. Thanks, Marilyn! This is such a wonderful idea!!!

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