A better word for homework is independent practice. School work completed at home should be done independently with a minimum of assistance. At LAS we consider independent practice to be an essential element in a student’s learning.
Research has indicated that students do their best when independent practice is done at regular times each day, in a well lit room that is free of distractions. Given these conditions, the length of time a student takes to complete a given assignment may vary greatly from one student to the next. As a rough guide, the following times may assist teachers in assigning an appropriate amount of homework to be completed from Monday through to Thursday evening. The guide includes independent reading time.