Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Bylaws & Policies
 

2330 - HOMEWORK

The School Board believes homework should be an integral part of the educational process. Homework builds a bridge between children's lives in school and out of school. It is a tool which reinforces newly learned skills and encourages self-discipline.

Homework is an out-of school assignment that is an extension of classroom instruction. There are three types: Practice (applying recently acquired learning in a direct and personal way), Preparation (obtaining sufficient background information for future discussion or lecture, usually reading material on a specified subject), and Extension (aims at individual application, research, and Study (might be an in-depth extension of classroom activities or independent project related to subject).

Homework is an important part of a child's learning process. The amount of homework that is assigned to students will depend upon a variety of factors. The factors which will have the greatest bearing on the student's amount of homework are their grade level, and their daily schedule or amount of academic curriculum, and the student's personal study habits.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSES

 

A.

To review, reinforce, or extend classroom learning by providing practice and application of knowledge gained.

     
 

B.

To enhance responsibility, organizational skills, and orderly use of time.

     
 

C.

To foster initiative and independence.

     
 

D.

To link school activities to leisure interests and career goals.

     
 

E.

To strengthen the relationship between school and home.

School homework shall be related to the school's aims or philosophy of education. The assignment of homework is encouraged when it can be seen to be of benefit to the student and the following limitations are observed:

     
 

A.

Homework assignments should be specific, clear and concise. Homework should include activities that have direct application to classroom studies. Homework should supplement a well planned lesson. Good teachers do not rely upon homework as a substitute for a well planned classroom lesson in which the needed explanations and definitions for a task are fully communicated.

     
 

B.

Homework should be issued when it is most probable that the students can complete the assigned task(s) with resource materials they normally possess or which are readily available.

     
 

C.

Care and good judgment should be exercised by teachers to instill a positive attitude toward all homework. Homework of a "drill" nature is encouraged in areas where applicable. However, homework for the sake of homework is discouraged.

     
 

D.

Homework assignment should be as individualized as possible realizing students accomplish tasks at varying rates of speed.

     
 

E.

Teachers should develop procedures for monitoring the completion of assignments. Homework shall be submitted within a reasonable time and promptly evaluated.

     
 

F.

At the recommendation of the teacher, parents should be notified if student consistently fails to do homework assignments.

511 I.A.C. 6-2-1(c)(9)