Every year I re-evaluate my grading policies and each year I usually make some changes to them. I always gain alot from listening to other's grading policies and reasoning behind their policies. So please share. My grading policies for my Freshman Honors Class this year: 35%: Tests 25%: Quizzes 20%: Classwork and In-class Projects 20%: Homework I felt that this placed enough emphasis on my tests (typically they had 3-5 test grades per term), but also emphasized that their in-class activities and homework is important. However with this policy I had trouble deciding where projects should go. For next year: 60%: Assesments (Tests and Quizzes) 40%: Assignments (Homework and Classwork) If I choose to go this way I will grade based upon total points earned/total within each catergory. Meaning in the assesment catergory, tests will be around 100 points and quizzes 30-50 points. Projects could be in either of the two catergories depending on their purpose. If the project is to culminate a unit or a section of a unit it may be an assesment, however if ithe project is a skit teaching them for example the principles of a renassiance man, it would be an assignment grade.