A Mid-Unit Assessment for the period of Civil War Reconstruction
Part One = Content Knowledge, Multiple-Choice Questions
Part Two = Content Knowledge, Concept Application (short response questions)
Part Three = Geography (labeling & related geography concept application question)
It's what I use.
In my grading program, I have four categories: content knowledge (from multiple choice questions), content knowledge (concept application), geography (identification and application skills), and DBQ writing.
It's not perfect, but I'm trying to really only assess Social Studies knowledge and skills, not behavior. Homework grades... Are we grading the support a child has at home? How many extra curricular activities they participate in? Their organization, or lack of? You get the idea.
Quizzes, class work, homework, tickets out the door, and other various formatives are graded to provide students with feedback. However, they are not given a numeric grade that is reflected in their over all marking period grades. Mid-unit and full unit assessment are the only assessments that factor into marking period averages. Mid-unit assessments do not have a DBQ writing skill section; full unit assessments do.
Corrections are always required on assessments and are completed in class. For the multiple-choice section, student must use the question and the correct answer to write full sentences. Completed corrections, at least three "extra practice" activities and a re-test request form must be completed if a student would like to re-try a mid-unit or full unit assessment for a new grade.