As a teacher, I was never allowed to take off as many points as it would take to put the student into the lower letter-grade. So, for example, if a child earned a grade of 93 on an assignment but turned it in late then I could only take off 2 points so student still had an A on the work. At my daughter's middle school, I just learned that the late-work grading policy has teachers taking off TWENTY POINTS PER DAY for late classwork and homework and - get this - THIRTY POINTS PER DAY for late projects and long-term assignments. I'm not sure if this is a district rule or not (in her elementary school, teachers could take off 11 points... which I think is a lot as well). I'm appalled! One late assignment could ruin a students' entire term average! [and yes, I realize it is a determent to turning in late work, but sheesh... it's very punitive] What is your school's policy?