I teach a senior Advanced Placement Literature class, and I have recently come across a problem. That day, signed progress reports were due and I was walking about collecting them and I encountered one of my students who did not have his. When I asked him where his was, he told me that he had accidentally left a folder at home that had his progress report. I told him that I needed it back by the next day, but before I was able to walk away, he told me he had a question about his progress report because he had a missing assignment that he claimed he did. The only problem was, that the same assignment was in that same folder he had left at home. The next day, he brought both to me, the progress report and the assignment. Upon further inspection, the grade on the paper looked somewhat odd, so I confronted him about it the next day, asking him if he had forged the grade on it or not. He denied it and asked me if I remembered reading his paper. I know that I was in a hurry to grade these and gave completion grades on these essays. Now, here is the question: as an AP english teacher, is it wrong that I do not remember his paper? Am I just overreacting? I mean, I could have been tired and written the grade sloppily. What am I to do? If I send him to honor council, he will be dismissed from all extracurricular activities, and this boy is a track star and is involved with a multitude of different clubs and organizations. Please help!