The check plus system is a grading system I started using last year for quick checking of student material. What is this system? This is a system I learned from one of my professors while in college & it really resonated well with me! When students turn in work, they either receive a check-mark (which indicates the assignment is turned in but not complete) or a check-mark & a plus sign (which indicates the assignment is both turned in & complete) Once a student received a check-plus, the assignment would be entered in the gradebook, for full credit. The student would receive full credit unless the assignment was turned in late. Why do I use this system? When given a percentage, students tend to get very emotionally attached to the value & do not, usually, see the point in making improvements. This system encourages them to make improvements! Be aware, I only use this system with assignments that are okay for students to receive full credit for completing (I do not do this for all assignments).