Hello After being a teacher in the UK system for well over a decade, i now find myself teaching in North America. Here, they seem to use hardly any formative assessment, everything the kids do is graded and added to the grade book. This is all used to work out their percentage at the end of each semester. I have always used summative assessment at the end of each unit/half term and used a range of formative assessments in class and as homework. Some kids here have over 80 assessment grades in the grade book so far this year! Am i going crazy or is the system here outdated? Thanks.