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2330 Policy_Homework


The Board of Education acknowledges the educational validity of out-of-school assignments as adjuncts to and extensions of the instructional program of the schools.


"Homework" shall refer to those assignments to be prepared outside of the school by the student or independently while in attendance at school.


The Superintendent shall develop administrative procedures for the assignment of homework according to these guidelines:


            A.   Homework should be properly planned part of the curriculum to extend and reinforce the

                   learning experience of the school.

           B.   Homework should help students learn by providing practice in the mastery of skills, experience

       in data gathering, and integration of knowledge, and an opportunity to remediate learning problems.

C.   Homework should help develop the student's sense of responsibility by providing an opportunity

       for the exercise of independent work and judgment.

D.   The number, frequency, and degree of difficulty of homework assignments should be based on

       the ability and needs of the student.

E.   As a valid educational tool, homework should be assigned with clear direction and its product

      carefully evaluated.

F.    Parents are encouraged to provide the opportunity for their children to complete homework

       assignments and to cooperate with and give support to the teachers in monitoring, assessing,

       and responding to students’ homework assignments.

G.   Homework should always serve a valid learning purpose; it should never be used as a punitive




Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009

Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 5, 2011, 9:34 AM