It looks like I'm going to have to play "teacher-mom" and really get on my students this year about their missing work. In the past, my attitude has always been that these kids are in high school and should be responsible enough to get their work turned in. With some administrative changes, however, I don't think that's going to cut it any longer. We're being evaluated on our numbers, specifically our pass/fail rates. While my fail rates have always been very low, much lower than most other classes in fact, I want to find a way to decrease them even more. One way to do that is to increase my homework compliance rates. So my question is: how exactly do I do this? I post grades online and in the classroom. Students should know exactly what they're missing. Even so, I'm thinking that I'm going to have to run a report of missing work and talk to kids individually about their missing assignments. This will need to happen at least once per week, I think. I'm thinking of printing up a list of missing work for each student and then having each student sign some sort of list indicating that they have been made aware of their missing work and its due date. Does that sound reasonable? Does anyone have such a form or ideas about what to put on mine? Is there a better way for me to increase homework compliance? (I should add that when I say "homework", I really mean classwork and unfinished classwork. I assign true homework very rarely, if ever.) I appreciate any suggestions and advice you have to offer!