Teachers go back on Thursday and students come back on Friday. My whole school is making a major grading change. I am not sure how I like this being done in the middle of a course but for the second semester, we have to allow students to make up any failed test and their grade will be the average of the 2 tests. We also have to give some sort of bonus assignment. I already do this by allowing students to make test corrections using a test correction journal that makes them give the correct answer, where was that question in their notes or textbook, and why was their thinking originally incorrect. If it is completed for every missed question on the test, they get 5 bonus points. Since we already have to make grading changes I am going to make one of my own. Each students starts with a grade of 100 on homework and classwork and lose 3 points every time an assignment is not completed. I am going to add participation into that grade. They will lose 5 points every time I catch them playing a computer game when they are working in groups or not paying attention to instructions.