The school Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida recognizes regular, purposeful home learning as an essential component of the instructional process in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Home learning is an integral factor in fostering the academic achievement of students, and in extending school activities in to the home and the community.

Regular home learning provides opportunities for developmental practice, drill, the application of skills already learned, the development of independent study skills, enrichment activities and self discipline. Home learning should provide reinforcement and extension of class instruction. It is not to be assigned as punishment for students or for disciplinary reasons.

In general, home learning assignments and/or special projects are for the following day. However, long-range assignments and/or special projects should provide students with an opportunity to develop and refine research and independent study skills and the ability to work independently. Teachers will review evidence of progress periodically before the student submits a long-range assignment.

Students will be responsible for:

  • Completing assigned homework as directed.
  • Returning homework to the teacher by the designated time.
  • Submitting homework assignments which reflect careful attention.
  • Devoting a specified amount of time to reading as part of the homework assignment.

Parent’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing continued interest and concern for the child’s successful performance in school through encouraging and supporting the child in his/her performance of homework.
  • Indicating interest about assignments and assisting, if possible, when requested by the child, but not to include performing the work for the child.
  • Supporting the school in regard to the student’s assigned homework.
  • Requesting assignments for students when short term absences are involved.
  • Assisting the school in stressing the importance and benefits of reading.
  • Assuring that students read when specific homework assignments are not given or when they are completed before the specified time period for homework is over.

The recommended daily homework averages are as follows:

GRADE LEVEL

K-1

2-3

4-5

FREQUENCY

Daily (5 days a week)

Daily (5 days a week)

Daily (5 days a week)

TOTAL DAILY AVERAGE

30 minutes

45 minutes

60 minutes