I have had a few inquiries regarding homework this year. My thoughts on homework are that generally it is busy work that serves no educational purpose. Students cannot complete homework if they do not have an understanding of the concept. Likewise, if a student has an understanding of a concept, they do not need to complete homework. Research studies on the benefits of homework in academic achievement often contradict one another, and do not show results in favor of either side of the issue. There is also no correlation between homework and test scores. (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development 2004)
All ACS sixth grade students should be doing at least 30 minutes of reading every night. If the wish is to foster time management, students can set an amount of time to work on Mrs. Trudo's blog to review math games. Any assignments that are not completed in a timely manner will become homework when necessary.