I was thinking of giving weekly quizzes this year as a form of assessment. The reason would be that I don't really plan on grading much of the homework since it would be a chance for them to practice and I would go over it and will grade most of it on completeness. I just had so many problems last year with homework that I'm not sure what to do anymore in terms of homework. This was at a different school and one that I will no longer be working at since it was terrible. I'm trying to figure out what to do for this year. I remember having weekly quizzes when I went to school way back when and the teachers would drop the lowest or 2 lowest scores. They would be really short quizzes (10 questions max). Would this be too much for the students and take too much time away from teaching? The other option was to have homework packets (which I would grade all of it on accuracy) but then it's hard to make those since I don't know if I will be able to cover everything on the packet that week. Which one do you think would be better? I don't plan on making either worth very much of the grade, maybe 10% and definitely less than 20% since neither are intended to be summative assessments and I don't want to stress them out. Any other input on how you do it would be great.