Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Good afternoon,

Thank you all for filling out the homework survey! Your comments are very helpful and are taken into consideration. The results for fifth grade were largely positive and what we hope for. Out of those who completed the survey, 83% spend less than the maximum amount of time on homework (90 minutes). Per the handbook, the maximum amount of time a student should spend on homework at the Archway is 90 minutes. In fifth grade, we aim for about 60-75 minutes of dedicated, focused homework, with no more than 90 minutes.

16.7% spend 30-45 minutes on homework.
37.5% spend 45-60 minutes on homework.
16.7% spend 60-75 minutes on homework.
12.5% spend 75-90 minutes on homework.
16.7% spend more than 90 minutes on homework.

(*percentages were rounded, so they will not add up to 100%)

If you are in the cohort whose child spends 90 minutes or more per night, please let your teacher know. Students should strive to finish a little bit of each subject if they are not able to finish everything in that 90 minutes. If homework was a struggle the night before, please make a note on the student’s paper and send the teacher an email letting them know. We will work with you to find a solution.

Please note that larger assignments and projects should fit into the allotted homework time each night. Students should complete these in small chunks each night, not saving it all for the night before it is due.

If you have any questions or would like clarification on anything, feel free to reach out.