2422 - Homework
The District believes that homework is a constructive tool in the teaching/learning process when geared to the needs and abilities of students. Purposeful assignments not only enhance student achievement but also develop self-discipline and associated good working habits. Homework, as an extension of the classroom, homework must be planned, purposeful, and clear.
Homework may be assigned for one or more of the following purposes:
- Practice -- to help students increase competency with specific skills which have been presented in class.
- Preparation -- to help students gain the maximum benefits from future lessons.
- Extension -- to provide students with opportunities to transfer specific skills or concepts to new situations.
- Creativity -- to require students to integrate many skills and concepts in order to produce original responses.
Homework may not be assigned as a disciplinary measure.
The purpose of homework assignments, and the guidelines and/or expectations should be made clear to the student at the time of the assignment.
Although the District relies on research based practices regarding time allotment guidelines for student homework, students vary in their ability levels, learning styles, home resources, and need for additional work at home. Courses also differ in kinds of material presented, equipment requirements, and degrees of supervision needed for assignments, making it inappropriate to state specific time requirements.