Homework Policy Survey

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT HOMEWORK?

The Toronto District School Board is looking at homework practices in our schools in order to review its Homework Policy. The Fern Avenue P.S. School Council would like to hear from you, so that we can forward your ideas to the TDSB.

Please complete the survey below by Thursday, February 14. If several children in your household attend Fern Ave. P.S., you may answer the survey up to three times to reflect each child's experience with homework. Please keep in mind one child's experience when answering each survey.

Thank you for your help.

Fern Ave. P.S. School Council


1. I help my child complete his/her homework.
2. My child is assigned homework that requires family assistance.
3. My assistance in my child’s homework involves me in a positive way (e.g., increased closeness, insight into the school day).
4. My assistance in my child’s homework involves me in a negative way (e.g., cajoling, threatening, bribing).
5. I have done part or all of my child’s homework assignment.
6. Expectations concerning my child’s homework assignments (e.g., how it is to be done, date due) are made clear.
7. There is a consistent format/routine for homework assignments.
8. My child’s homework assignments are checked and returned.
9. My child’s homework is clearly related to what is being studied.
10. My child finds his/her homework enjoyable.
11. My child finds his/her homework relevant.
12. My child experiences stress (crying, nervousness, etc.) related to homework assignments.
13. My child has access to a computer/the Internet.
14. My child is required to use a computer/the Internet to do homework.
15. My child has too much homework.
16. My child does not have enough homework.
17. On average, my child spends the following length of time on daily homework.
18. My child is assigned homework over the weekend.
19. My child is assigned homework over vacations/holidays.
20. My child’s homework activities are balanced across subjects, teachers, and/or projects.
21. I feel my child’s homework interferes with other activities (e.g. physical activity, sleep, dinners with family, time with friends, outside interests, household chores, reading for pleasure, downtime).
22. My child feels that his/her homework interferes with other activities (e.g. physical activity, sleep, dinners with family, time with friends, outside interests, household chores, reading for pleasure, downtime).
23. Do you feel that your child should be receiving homework?
24. If you answered yes to the question above, why do you feel homework should be assigned?
25. Should homework be assigned over the weekends?
26. Please add any comments you might have about homework assignments.
27. Please indicate your child's grade.
28. Is your child enrolled in the Extended French program?
29. Is your child enrolled in the Gifted program?
30. Does your child receive Special Education services?
31. Is the first language spoken at home with your children one other than French or English?
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