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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction: M.S.


Teacher Development


School of Education

First Advisor

Stephen Hornstein

Second Advisor

Hsueh-I Lo

Third Advisor

Marc Markell

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The purpose of the study was to understand the different types of homework and to see if and how homework really influences students’ academic and emotional achievement. This study also investigates how and why students do not complete homework and how to improve homework completion.

  • Does the amount of homework impact students’ academic achievement in school?
  • What type of homework has the best impact on students’ academic achievement in school?

The literature review in Chapter 2 describes homework trends over the years, different types of homework, what constitutes worthy homework, reasons for homework incompletion, homework completion strategies, parent involvement, positive and negative effects of homework, and recommended time spent on homework for students today in high school, middle school, and elementary students.



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