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Running head: HOMEWORK, ENEMY OR ALLIE 1 Homework, Enemy or Allie Keona Waller Brookline College March 14, 2017
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HOMEWORK, ENEMY OR ALLIE 2 Homework, Enemy or Allie Studies are being done to determine what types of effects homework has on grades. If statistics show that homework has no direct correlation to higher grades; then it should not be mandatory for students to do. So, what is the correlation between homework and higher grades? Does more homework equal lower grades? And, what are effects on grades for students who do little or no homework? Higher Grades and Homework A brand-new study on the academic effects of homework offers some intriguing results (Kohn, 2012 p.1). Let’s start by reviewing what we know from earlier investigations, no research has ever found a benefit to assigning homework (of any kind or in any amount) in elementary school (Kohn, 2012 p.1). In fact, there isn’t even a positive correlation between having younger children do some homework versus none or more versus less and any measure of achievement (Kohn, 2012 p.1) There does seem to be a correlation between homework and standardized test scores, but it isn’t strong, meaning that homework doesn’t explain much of the variance in scores (Kohn, 2012 p.1) Timothy Keith, who did find a solid correlation, returned to the topic a decade later to enter more variables into the equation simultaneously, only to discover that the improved study showed that homework had no effect after all (Kohn, 2012 p.1) “When Is Homework Worth The Time?” was recently published by lead investigator Adam Maltese, assistant professor of science education at Indiana University, and co-authors Robert H. Tai, associate professor of science education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education , and Xitao Fan, dean of education at the University of Macau. Maltese is a Curry alumnus, and Fan is a former Curry
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