What is an

Entry Ticket

Entry tickets are simple student diagnostic tools that can provide professors with a metric on student comprehension of a given concept. This method allows students to start working as soon as they enter the classroom, which increases time for instruction. This method can also be used as a review strategy to assess which course concepts students are struggling with and which they are retaining.

Entry tickets refers to a method of classroom instruction where instructors distribute an index card with a prompt or discussion question on it for students to answer or reflect upon within a given time frame. This can be used to start a classwide discussion or to encourage individual reflection, and provides a chance for each student to identify areas in which they succeed or struggle.