Through careful analysis of recent research the elementary
ELA/ELD and Math Lead Teachers are recommending the following considerations be
applied to nightly and weekly homework assignments:
to the research, in order to “get it right” homework should:
- Be brief.
- Make sure to only
include research-aligned and standards-based tasks.
- Not be a project.
- Reinforce skills already
taught in the classroom. Nothing should be sent home that is at the
student’s instructional level. All work sent home should be at each
student's independent level.
Recommendations regarding homework that fit the
criteria have been given to teachers and principals. Homework is a site-based
decision, so variations may exist from school to school. If parents have any
questions, they may direct them to the principal of their particular site.