Due Dates vs. Late Policies

My Question: Do you (school, department, district, etc.) have late policies? Why have deadlines if late policies exist? Are students penalized for late work?

Meeting benchmarks paves a path for scaffolding skills, knowledge, and abilities, mastery. Formative assessments lead up to summative assessments. Prerequisites help build foundational grounding for things yet to come. Various types of learning methodologies incorporate these concepts: self-regulated, project-based, problem-based, inquiry-based, etc.

Within all of this lies meeting due dates/deadlines. Can’t logically move forward to step D without meeting step C. Teachers need adequate time to review and assess to ensure a student is ready to move forward. Extenuating circumstances asides, meeting deadlines is a life skill, no?

Why set deadlines if late policies exist?

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