Spending more than two hours a night doing homework is linked to achieving better results in English, maths and science, according to a major study which has tracked the progress of 3,000 children over the past 15 years.
Spending any time doing homework showed benefits, but the effects were greater for students who put in two to three hours a night, according to the study published by the Department for Education.
The finding on homework runs counter to previous research which shows a “relatively modest” link between homework and achievement at secondary school.
The academics involved in the latest research say their study emphasises what students actually do, rather than how much work the school has set.
(via Two hours’ homework a night linked to better school results | Education | The Guardian)
Also see recent story on a group of French parents and teachers boycotting homework.

Spending more than two hours a night doing homework is linked to achieving better results in English, maths and science, according to a major study which has tracked the progress of 3,000 children over the past 15 years.

Spending any time doing homework showed benefits, but the effects were greater for students who put in two to three hours a night, according to the study published by the Department for Education.

The finding on homework runs counter to previous research which shows a “relatively modest” link between homework and achievement at secondary school.

The academics involved in the latest research say their study emphasises what students actually do, rather than how much work the school has set.

(via Two hours’ homework a night linked to better school results | Education | The Guardian)

Also see recent story on a group of French parents and teachers boycotting homework.

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    I would like to know how they define “higher achievement”. Higher scores do NOT make a happier, more well rounded,...
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    I think the type of homework plays the largest role. Spending a large amount of time on low-level thinking worksheets...
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    2-3 hours of homework linked to higher achievement in this study. I have heard so many back and firths on this. With my...
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    And to think, some people thought that I was crazy when I talked about this…
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    Hmm…
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    Okay, so, I think the real issue here is not HOW MUCH TIME is spent doing homework, but HOW MUCH DOING is actually being...
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