PurposeHomework is an important part of our educational program and should be assigned on a regular basis. Homework assignments should be purposeful and continuations (or extensions) of the instructional program and an integral part of the total evaluation. Homework, appropriate to the student's development level, should be given for the purpose of review, practice, reinforcement, inquiry, application, and enrichment. Homework should help students become responsible, self-directed learners.
TimeAlthough the time required for the completion of an assignment will vary from student to student, teachers should be cognizant of the demands of other disciplines when planning homework assignments. Teachers at Knightdale High School will strive to make homework assignments that do not exceed 120 minutes per day.
EvaluationStudents are expected to turn in work on time. Since the successful completion of homework assignments will play an important part in the final evaluation of the student, parents and teachers share a mutual responsibility of encouraging completion of assignments. Homework should be considered in reporting a student's progress to parents; however, homework should not exceed ten percent (10%) of a student's academic grade for a marking period.
Actual time required to complete assignments will vary with each student's study habits, academic skill, and selected course load.
Responsibilities of StaffEach teacher shall follow the KHSCD Homework Policy regarding the amount of homework assigned and the length of time required for completion. Additionally, the following procedures should be implemented to ensure homework is appropriately assigned:
- Assign relevant, challenging and meaningful homework that reinforces classroom learning.
- Provide homework assignments that are specific, within the student's ability and have clearly defined expectations.
- Answer and clarify questions pertaining to the completion of all homework assignments.
- Provide specific and timely feedback on homework assignments.
- Communicate with other teachers.
- Involve parents and contact them if a pattern of late or incomplete homework develops.
Responsibilities of ParentsStudents and parents will be informed of the specific homework requirements and evaluation procedures for a given course in the policies and procedures guidelines issued by each classroom teacher at the beginning of the school year. Students are expected to turn in work on time. The following are suggestions to help develop good homework assignment procedures:
- Set a regular, uninterrupted study time each day.
- Establish a quiet, well-lit study area.
- Monitor student's organization and daily list of assignments in their student agenda.
- Help student find the answer; not just get it done.
- Be supportive when the student gets frustrated with difficult assignments.
- Contact the teacher to stay well informed about the student's learning process.
Responsibilities of StudentsStudents and parents will be informed of the specific homework requirements and evaluation procedures for a given course in the policies and procedures guidelines issued by each classroom teacher at the beginning
of the school year. Students are expected to turn in work on time. The following are suggestions to help develop good homework assignment procedures:
- Write down assignments in an agenda.
- Be sure all assignments are clear. Don't be afraid to ask questions if necessary.
- Set aside a regular time for studying.
- Find a quiet, well-lit study area.
- Work on homework independently whenever possible, so that it reflects student ability.
- Produce quality work.
- Make sure assignments are done according to the given instructions and completed on time.