I am having trouble getting some of my students (6th graders) to turn in their assignments and wanted to see what other teachers did to hold them accountable besides giving them a zero. We are about to start the fifth week of school and my team gave a test that was a one page response to a story we read in class. Students worked on it for 3 class periods and were able to come in before or after school and work on it at home. It was assigned Monday and due Thursday. Tests count for 60% of their grade so students that did not turn in their test now have 20's and 30's in my class and parents are upset. I have explained the grade drop and the parents have promised kids will have assignment turned in on Monday. I would like to prevent having to constantly remind students to turn things in. Thanks for the suggestions.