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Policy Date: 11/14/2000

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The term “homework” refers to an assignment to be completed outside of regular class time. The purposes of homework are to improve the learning processes, to aid in the mastery of skills, and to create and stimulate interest on the part of the pupil.

Homework is a learning activity which should increase in complexity with the maturity of the pupil. With increased maturity, learning should become an independent activity. This should be established through consistent assignments which encourage students to investigate for themselves and to work independently as well as with others.

Teachers should make meaningful homework assignments. The purposes should always be clearly understood by both the teacher and the pupil.

Homework assignments should be consistent in terms of the amount given each day and the time required for each assignment so that a pattern of meaningful homework can be established by the teacher and/or students.

The information for any homework assignment should be clear and specific so that the pupil can complete the assignment.
Homework that requires the use of reference materials should be prefaced by instructions on the use of those materials.

Adopted: October 12, 1989
Adopted: November 14, 2000