For example, do projects and tests count more than classwork? I am team teaching in 4th grade. My team member and I decided to have tests count 3 times, quizzes count 2 time, and homework/classwork counts 1 time in the grade book. Last night was our parent night, and a parent approached me and wanted to know if it was a new policy. I wasn't very confident in my answer, and kind of jokingly said that it had been something I'd done as a kid and my teammate and I thought it would be a good strategy. I didn't realize, but she deeply hated it and asked that if her kid makes a poor test score then it is going to count three times?! I reassured her that if her child made an unusually poor test grade, then we would always give the opportunity to improve that score. She followed that question by asking me how long I'd been teaching. Lol. :thanks: Afterward, I asked another grade 4 teacher what she does, and she said that they all count equally. So now I feel like I need to change my grading style, because it's not really fair to have one class' test scores count once, and another class' count three times, ya know? I just assumed that the test grades would count more than homework. Before I get fussed at for not asking, my school has been SO laid back thus far....which is great, but sometimes I feel there is a lack of guidance, and I'm given a ton of freedom to do things however I wanted. If I had asked what to do, I probably would have been told to do it how I wanted it. Lol. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, and I think I will love it as I gain more experience. With it being my first year, I feel a little overwhelmed. So, now I feel like maybe changing it. Would it look bad if before school even started to send an email stating that my teammate and I are changing our grading policy? How do you weight assignments? I do understand the parent's concern. That is a lot of weight on testing, but I also feel like we may take two tests per week, and we will have probably at least ten homework/classwork grades per week. So with all that being said, what do you do?