2Literacy Assessment MatrixPart 1: Formal and Informal AssessmentsLiteracy AssessmentFormal orInformalRationaleHow to avoid misuseShort-Reading Assessment InformalWhen students complete a short reading assessment it allows youto identify skills that need review. It also shows what the students misunderstood doing the lesson. You should choose text that the students find engaging and peak their interest. This con not be your only tool for assessment. Checking for understanding using exit ticketsInformal Exit tickets provide teachers with an informal measure of how well students have grasped a topic or lesson. They also allow students to express how they are thinking about new information using their writing. Make sure the questionsyou are asking are high order thinking question that will evoke well thought responses.