Homework Policy

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What will my homework policy be?

Performance Objectives

-Learners will be able to choose specific homework practices given academic research, and advice from fellow professionals.

-Learners will be able to design a homework policy for a course they currently teach.

-Learners will be able to justify the homework policy they wrote using academic sources, and experiential knowledge.

Unit Tasks

Task One:

1. Read this article from the National Association of Elementary School Principals File:Homework Policies.pdf

2. Read this short list of reminders when writing a homework policy: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/737

Task Two: Begin to write your homework policy. Show at least two other professionals. You may wish to include a professional who is also a parent of a school-age child. Take into account what their experiences on homework policies have been, and use their advice to help you edit or revise your policy.

Task Three: Submit a final copy of your homework policy. Annotate the policy with specific reasons why you chose the rules and protocols by providing sources.


Casson, K. Basic strategies for assigning homework. Retrieved from http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/737.

Protheroe, N. (2009). Good homework policy. Principal. Retrieved from http://www.naesp.org/resources/2/Principal/2009/S-O_p.42.pdf