Homework is one of the strategies that teachers use to reinforce concepts and skills that students have learned in the classroom. Accordingly, teachers will require regularly assigned homework based upon classroom instruction and students will be held accountable for completing homework. In assigning homework, the teacher will take into consideration the PUSD board policy, the student's age, instructional needs, instructional levels, and family resources. Teachers will prepare and plan the homework assignments as carefully as they would ideally prepare and plan any classroom activity. Homework will be assigned by teachers Monday through Thursday.
Purpose of Homework:
Academic grades reflect multiple measures of student performance and the achievement of a specific learning objective. Since homework is a route to achieve mastery, students in elementary school will not receive a homework grade; however, they will receive credit for returning completed homework.
The student should be able to complete the homework assignment on his or her own in a reasonable amount of time. Teachers shall assess how long they believe the homework should take and parents/guardians should provide feedback to the teacher if their student is unable to complete the assignment within the time estimated by the teacher. Teachers will use the following guidelines as a maximum amount of homework per day, Monday through Friday:
Accomodations will be made for students with special needs, in accordance with the students' Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Home and School Connection: