Sounds like a good deal, and it is.
We will not have one test all year, and there will be but one EXAM, the Regents Exam, in June.
From time to time I will announce special dates when you will find yourselves in your seats, spread out from each other, and you will be given a set of questions that you have to answer, for a grade, that counts a fair amount towards your report card grade.
It might look like an exam or test, it might even taste like one, but it is in fact a….
Celebration of Knowledge.
If you keep up, do the homework assignments for practice, take good notes, review often, ask questions, think hard, etc., you will celebrate your knowledge. If you don’t, you will be sad, your grades will decrease, and you will not likely get many new privileges from your parents.