Check out this interesting article Missing homework, late assignments matter little as Oregon schools grade exclusively on academic mastery (Hammond: The Oregonian: Sept 07 2013). The Comments section is a good read as well.
Starting this term, every public school student in Oregon is supposed to be graded solely by whether they have mastered the academic skills covered in class.
Turning everything in neat and on time, bringing back signed forms and racking up extra credit won’t boost grades. Turning assignments in late, skipping homework and talking during class won’t hurt, as long as the student can demonstrate the key skills and knowledge covered in the course.
Your thoughts on evaluating academic proficiency and where late-work, accountability and follow through should fit in – if at all?
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