If you accept late work, whether its full or partial credit, when do you grade it? Here is my dilemma. My students know if they are going to turn something in late, they need to stick it in the bin. Chances are I have already graded the rest of the classes' assignment. Chances are I have already collected several new assignments as well, and because I like to get papers back to students in a timely manner so they are still relevant, they are my frist priority for grading. On time work first, then late work. Because new assignments are constantly coming in, this might mean that late work could take awhile to get graded. Switch to the parents perspective - if they get on their kid's case to get an assignment in, it might not show up in the gradebook for a week or more (our parents can access our online gradebooks). Then I get emails asking why the kid is still failing, where is the assignments, etc. They think it will just magically appear in the gradebook once it hits my desk. What do you do in this situation? It might only be a big deal if the parents have access to the gradebook. Do you grade stuff as it comes in, late or not, even if it means it takes you longer to get something important back, or would you have the same policy I have (but our driven crazy by parents)?