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SCUSD Board Homework Policy

Guidelines for Assigning Homework

1. Teachers should assign reasonable amounts of homework in relation to the age and ability of the students, the requirements of the class, and the purpose of the assignment. Long-term assignments should have intermediate checks by the teacher. In addition to the minimum 20 minutes of reading the following guidelines are suggested and based on students developing regular practice to reinforce classroom learning.

Kindergarten No more than 10 minutes 2 days per week

Grade 1 10-20 minutes 2-3 days per week

Grade 2 10-20 minutes 3-4 days per week

Grade 3 15-25 minutes 3-4 days per week

Grade 4 30-40 minutes 4 days per week

Grade 5 30-50 minutes 4 days per week

Grade 6-8 30-60 total minutes per day 4-5 days per week

Grade 9-12 8-10 hours per week total

AP/Honors Classes can expect more than the guidelines suggest.