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ERIC Number: EJ964927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
Real Homework Tasks: A Pilot Study of Types, Values, and Resource Requirements
Danielson, Mary Lee; Strom, Bruce; Kramer, Kathrine
Educational Research Quarterly, v35 n1 p18-33 Sep 2011
As the standards and accountability movements have gained momentum and political favor in recent years, a renewed interest in instructional practices intended to promote greater success on standardized tests has been evidenced. One such instructional practice, homework, while certainly not a recent practice, receives both support and criticism and continues to generate passionate discussion among local school policy makers, teachers, and parents. The current study is preliminary and intended to analyze types and purposes of homework assignments made by teachers included in the study. Analyses as to what those assignments were broadly intended to accomplish and whether they were in fact educationally productive were conducted by the researchers. Initial analyses suggest that less than half of all assignments reviewed in this study contained enough elements to determine educational value. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin