We have move our school into the direction of grades being based 70% on assessment and only 30% on homework/participation. We will be moving into 80-20 soon. Basically,kids will no longer be able to get a good grade based on completing assigments, but will have to actually know everything. Its getting some resistance.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. ~Albert Einstein