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AR 6154 - HOMEWORK/MAKEUP WORK

Instruction > Administrative Regulation 6154 - Homework/Makeup Work


Homework

The objective of homework is to assist and improve a student's learning. Homework is to be reasonable in length, directly related to classroom work, well defined in advance by the teacher, understood by the student, corrected and returned to the student, and non-punitive.

It is the student's responsibility to complete homework. It is the parent's responsibility to support this portion of the educational program by encouragement and involvement with the student.

The types of homework assignments and length should vary according to the student's level:

  1. Kindergarten - Homework is to be minimal and based on teacher judgment of the student's needs.

  2. Primary Grades - (1-3)

    1. Homework is to be started as an expectation in the student's educational program.

    2. Homework is assigned at the discretion of the teacher with an emphasis on reading, math, and language arts.

  3. Intermediate Grades - (4-6)

    1. Homework is to be expected as part of the student's educational program.

    2. Homework emphasis is on reading, math, and language arts.

    3. Additional assignments are given, which in the judgment of the teacher, will assist the student learn and develop initiative and responsibility.

  4. Middle School - (7-8)

    1. Homework is to be a well established part of the student's educational program.

    2. Homework consists of routine assignments and review and preparation of specific academic and classroom subjects.

    3. Homework provides opportunities for research and further development of initiative and responsibility.


Make-Up Work

As a general rule, students shall be given the opportunity to make up school work missed because of an excused absence, and to receive full credit if the work is turned in according to a reasonable make-up schedule; that students who miss school work because of unexcused absences shall be given the opportunity to make up missed work for full or reduced credit at the option of the teacher, except that if the student's absence was due to suspension, the teacher may require the suspended student to complete any assignments and tests missed during the suspension. (Education Code Section 48913)

 

Regulation approved: March 21, 2013
Evergreen School District, San Jose, California