I teach 7th grade math/science. I taught 4th grade math/science last year. This is how I handle late work, and I just wanted to get your thoughts and maybe some ideas on how you all handle it as well. The motivation behind this post is I have received an email from a parent. In our district we cannot grade homework for accuracy, completion and effort only. So for homework, I simply look over it, check it off with a check or check minus. To calculate homework average, I simply take the number of assignments turned in divided by the number of assignments possible and get a "percentage" which is their homework percentage. If a student did half the assignment (check minus) it would be a 0.5 instead of 1.0 for example. For 7th grade math/science, our department makes homework only 10% of a students 9 weeks average. We give out progress reports every 3 weeks. Come progress reports time any missing GRADED assignments (classwork) are stapled to the progress report. If the student still does not turn that in by the specified due date, then I convert it to a 0 in the gradebook. At this point, students have been given weeks (3+) to get an assignment in. I think this is fair, what do you think? At the next progress report, I only staple the new missing assignments. I would still accept the older assignments, but I am not going to restaple the missing work from the earlier progress report AGAIN. Again, I would still take them and if a parent requested an extra copy, I would provide it, but at this point the assignment is 3+ weeks old, I don't think I should have to chase it down anymore. I need a more concrete LATE homework policy. Since it's not graded, and it's on effort and completion only, it just seems to me that if you can't get a homework assignment in within a week, it should not be a check or check minus. What do you think? What would be a reasonable late policy on the non-graded homework?