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ERIC Number: ED308975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 115
Abstractor: N/A
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Improving Homework Performance at the Junior High Level.
Parkhurst, Kathleen J.
An elementary school principal designed and implemented a practicum study to improve the homework performance of junior high students. Goals of the practicum were to: (1) decrease the number of students who received failing grades due to incomplete or missing homework; and (2) establish a district homework policy which would provide a guideline for teachers designing homework assignments and result in positive academic results for students. In conjunction with teachers in grades three through eight, a homework policy was developed and implemented for a seven-month period. After implementation, parents, students, and staff were surveyed to determine whether the policy was supported by all groups and was effective in increasing the number of assignments completed and handed in. Practicum evaluation data indicated that outcomes were positive: there was a significant decrease in the number of students failing a course due to incomplete homework. Teachers learned that parents were supportive of homework. Parents took an active role in working with children at home. Students believed that the amount of homework assigned daily was satisfactory. All groups stated that they believed that homework is essential for academic success. Appendices provide a statement of the homework policy, survey instruments used, and related materials. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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