Homework Goal 2016-2017

In the 2016-2017 school year the District focused on homework to ensure that it is used to 1) help students develop the traits in the Essential Outcomes, 2) is assigned with full regard to the latest research, on homework and learning, and 3) is differentiated when possible. The Board approved a new homework policy at the May 10, 2017 meeting. As part of the process, research on homework was conducted and the documents and links below were created.

BP6154 Board Approved Homework Policy

Homework Research
March 8, 2017 Executive Summary
February 22, 2017 Homework Discussion Agenda
February 22, 2017 Gallery Notes
February 22, 2017 Collaboration of Four
February 22, 2017 Collaboration of Eight
December 8, 2016 Staff Mtg.
December 19, 2016 Staff Mtg.
Parent Survey
Staff Survey
Student Survey

Below is a screencast from April 18, 2017 that summarizes the process and provides an overview of the DRAFT Board Policy 6154: Homework and Missed Assignments.

Below is the recording of the HCSD Homework Panel which was held on February 15, 2017.

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