Have you ever wanted something more than a simple pen and paper exam to assess where your students are after a unit? Here is a great alternative complete with methodology, clear and complete instructions, guidelines for students (two pages) an example of a skit to have on the board or share with students and a 30 point rubric for assessing the skit.
Students love doing skits if they are something they are capable of doing and if they can have fun in the process. Having a set plan of what you expect to see is the key. The theme I use after the first unit of Spanish 1 is an introduction.