Since my first year is coming to an end, I have realized how many things I am changing next year - one is my grading percentages. I currently have this grading percentages: Homework - 10% Quizzes - 25% Classwork - 25% Tests - 40% However, I am a bit unorganized when it comes to determining what is what. I accidentally grade classwork as quizzes and vice versa. And I was told by veteran teachers that for every 10%, you need 1 grade, so I technically need 4 tests in a quarter (not very doable). Well, since I teach 6th math and homework is an everyday thing, I want to add more emphasis on homework. Here is what I'm thinking for next year. Homework - 20% Quizzes - 25% Tests - 30% Classwork - 25% I am going to do more small "classwork" assignments next year, since I barely do any classwork assignments. But adding more emphasis to homework. When my tests were 40%, one test would drag everyone down if done poorly (I do give minimum F's). It makes it seem like a college course, which I think is great, but many kids don't really realize how much the tests affect their grade until its too late, then I have to deal with parents asking if they can retake/correct tests which puts even more work on me. What are your grading percentages? Any tips or advice? I teach 6th math, so they are still getting out of that elementary stage.