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ERIC Number: EJ1136197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
The "Classroom Ticket" to Concept Retention
Divoll, Kent; Browning, Sandra
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v4 n2 Article 10 Jul 2010
Classroom assessment techniques have been advocated for use in the college classroom for over 20 years. The authors of this paper formed a new teaching technique, "the ticket to retention" ("TtR"), one that changes classroom assessment techniques so that the emphasis is on student retention of concepts. This technique combines the benefits of the ticket to leave, the one minute paper, the half-sheet response, the post-write strategy, and think-pair-share strategies. During the TtR technique, a sheet with one to five target questions is distributed to students. Students write their answers to the questions, discuss their responses with two classmates, and listen to those classmates share their answers. The results of this mixed methods study provide the students and professors' perspective of the ticket to retention and a percentage of information that students recall as a result of the implementation of the ticket (89%).
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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