EdStart.com announced today that it has successfully acquired ExitTicket (http://www.ExitTicket.org), a rapidly growing student response system, from Leadership Public Schools (LPS), a charter network of four urban high schools in the San Francisco Bay area.
ExitTicket was designed directly in the classroom by Dr. Louise Waters and LPS teachers to address a critical need to accelerate student performance – particularly for students entering significantly below grade level. Dr. Waters is internationally recognized for her work in academic systems reform and innovative approaches to blended learning and accelerating student achievement. After two years of intense testing across multiple subject areas, LPS has seen substantial student academic gains of two to three grade levels within a single year through the use of ExitTicket-empowered instruction.
ExitTicket was made publicly available to all teachers for free in August 2013, and within six months more than 2,500 schools in 92 countries had started using the application.