Homework, Oh Homework!

Homework has been a very controversial topic across the nation recently.  Advocates believe that it reinforces skills taught in class and prepares students for middle school and beyond. Others believe that with busy families, children are over-extended and that homework adds pressure to already anxious students. check for understanding or provide practice of what was taught that day.  Research indicates that homework can be correlated with student achievement in middle and high school, but that there is a weak correlation in younger grades.  Also, correlation does not mean that homework causes or contributes to achievement.  
For the month of September, we conducted a Homework Experiment at Shipley’s Choice.  Here is your opportunity to provide feedback on homework.

AACPS Board Policy states the following time commitments for homework:
Students in Kindergarten should spend approximately 20 minutes per night on homework, two to three times per week.
Students in grades 1-2 should spend approximately 30 minutes per night on homework, three to four times per week.
Students in grades 3-5 should spend approximately 40 minutes per night on homework, three to four times per week.

 What do you think about homework? 

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* 1. I have children in the following grades: 
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* 2. Homework is important to my child's academic success.

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* 3. Homeworks is important for helping parents know what is being taught in school

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* 4. Homework is a typically a stressful time for my child and/or family. 

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* 5. My family has extracurricular activities every school night.

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* 6. It is difficult for my family to dedicate time every night to homework.

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* 7. My preference would be for homework to be:

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* 8. My child reports feeling anxious or worried about his/her performance in school.

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* 9. Please add any comments you have about homework. 

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