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2422 (P) - Homework



The board 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. As an exten- sion of the classroom, homework must be planned and organized; must be viewed as purposeful to the students; and must be evaluated and returned to students in a timely manner.

Homework may be assigned for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. Practice -- to help students to master specific skills which have been presented in class;
  2. Preparation -- to help students gain the maximum benefits from future lessons;
  3. Extension -- to provide students with opportunities to transfer specific skills or concepts to new situations; and
  4. Creativity -- to require students to integrate many skills and concepts in order to produce original responses.

The purposes of homework assignments, the basis for evaluating the work performed and the guidelines and/or rules should be made clear to the student at the time of the assignment.

The superintendent/designee shall establish procedures which clarify the nature and use of homework assignments to improve school achievement.


First Reading: March 19, 2002

Adopted by the Board: July 16, 2002

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