Homework Assignments

  • Purpose: Homework is important in supplementing classroom instruction and furthering the goals of the educational program. It reinforces learning and stimulates independence, responsibility and self-direction.

Elementary

  • • Homework assignments shall be designed to provide practice, preparation, or extension to curriculum taught in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

    • Homework shall not be longer than the grade level X 10 minute rule (ex. A second grader would have no more than 2 times 10 minutes); excluding reading practice.

    • Total time includes completing unfinished class work.

    • Homework grades shall not be counted as a grade.

    • Teachers shall avoid using homework as punishment.

Middle

  • • Homework assignments shall be designed to provide practice, preparation, or extension to curriculum taught in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

    • Teachers shall work with Professional Learning Communities to determine amount and frequency.

    • Teachers shall assign a reasonable amount of homework and it shall count no more than 10 percent of the final grade.

    • Homework shall be meaningful and relevant to the Common Core and Essential Standards.
     
    • Students shall receive feedback on homework.

    • Teachers shall avoid using homework as punishment.

High

  • • Teachers shall work with Professional Learning Communities to determine amount and frequency of homework and it shall count no more than 20 percent of the final grade. Also included in this 20 percent are class and daily grades.

    • Homework shall be meaningful and relevant to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

    • Teachers shall avoid using homework as punishment.