Get all 3 Common Core Mastery documents for 7th Grade Social Studies, sold together here or individually. Written in easy 'I Can Statement' format. 76 PDF pages include formative assessments for all 21 strands, teacher mastery check off sheets and student self assessment data notebook pages. Great documents to use in parent/teacher conferences and to show the principal in your evaluation conferences. It really helped me focus my teaching to the Common Core strands, provide intervention for students and eliminate unneccsary topics from my teaching.
The 21 formative assessments each have 5 extended response questions to guage mastery level, weaknessess and strengths. I give these as pre and post test assessments and record the results on the mastery check off sheet. I also have students record their results on their date notebook pages.
I have made documenting student mastery of the 21 social studies strand very easy with this easy check off list with quick codes for mastery level, intervention and evidence. You just have to circle and go. I like to keep it handy on a clipboard so its always at the ready. Simply circle the level of mastery, scale of 1-5, what your evidence was to guage level of mastery and what intervention you provided for struggling students. I provided two different ways to document, it's a matter of preference. Choose the individual student sheet that has all 21 strands on it OR choose the individual strand sheet that has your student roster on it.
Finally, make your students responsbile for their learning and part of the process. I have students record their pre and post formative assessment score on this data notebook page, list what activities they did to learn the strand and what they need to do if they are not scoring a 4 or 5 on their assessment.