The Importance Of Homework In Schools

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Throughout my years as a junior high student I have witnessed many incidents where students have become overwhelmed with the amount of homework we receive within a weeks time. Of those students, many of them became so overwhelmed with the amount of work and decided to put off doing it. These students would then suffer the consequences of detention and receiving low grades, causing them to fail their classes. However, some people may disagree that the amount of homework students receive is perfectly fine and that it teaches kids a life lesson about dealing with a lot of things all at once. Contradicting that last statement, kids deserve to spend their childhood years being kids and shouldn’t have to be burdened down with constant homework after…show more content…
They typically accept the students with the highest test scores, but test scores have dropped more and more as the years have gone on. Professionals from Sydney University have found that too much homework is the main cause of the lowered test scores of students. “According to Richard Walker, an educational psychologist at Sydney University, data shows that in countries where more time is spent on homework, students score lower on a standardized test called the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA. The same correlation is also seen when comparing homework time and test performance at schools within countries. Past studies have also demonstrated this basic trend” (Huffingtonpost.com, 2012). Teachers often believe that homework can help with improvement in the classroom as well as with test scores, but studies have proven this belief to be wrong and that it actually does the opposite. Therefore, all of these studies have proven that too much homework causes test scores to drop and that students will have better chance at succeeding in life with a helpful homework…show more content…
However, others argue that a large amount of homework can cause students to undergo stress and cause their test scores to decrease. Researchers at Stanford University have showed us that “ 56 percent of students considered homework a primary source of stress” (Oxfordlearning.com, 2016). Another study showed that “too much homework can also result in less active learning, a type learning that occurs in context and encourages participation” (Oxfordlearning.com, 2016). Overall, there have been enough studies to prove that without a secure homework system by teachers, students have undergone loads of stress and suffered with the decrease of their testing
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