The West Hartford Board of Education believes that homework is an integral part of the educational process. It provides opportunity to reinforce classroom learning. It can extend or engage learning outside of the classroom setting. It also contributes to the development of independence, responsibility, and self-discipline as lifelong learning skills.
Effective homework assignments shall be purposeful learning tasks aligned with learning objectives and designed to support students in their achievement of academic standards. Homework shall be carefully planned, communicated, and evaluated for its purpose, appropriateness, value, and consistency. Teachers at all grade levels will adhere to guidelines based on administrative regulations. Administrative regulations will be reviewed at least once every three years.
Legal Reference: CT General Statutes:
10-221(b) Boards of education to prescribe rules, policies, and procedures re:
Board of Education responsibility to develop homework policies
Adopted: May 16, 1988
Revised: June 4, 2013