Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework.
Part II of the Brown Center Report on American Education finds that the average student is not overburdened by schoolwork and that the homework load has not increased over time.
High school students who work with five teachers in different curriculum areas may find themselves with 17.5 hours or more of homework a week, which is the equivalent of a part-time job.
A poll of public school teachers finds that on average, high school students are assigned 3.5 hours of homework per weeknight, or more than 17 hours a week.
Those who pursue higher-level work, such as AP, honors or college-level courses, will do more homework each night than those who have a less-rigorous course load. Still, students shouldn’t be assigned more than two hours of homework a night on average. High school students need real work, not busy work.
The test subjects for the study were 15 year old high school students in countries that used PISA exams in their education systems. The results showed that in Shanghai, China the students had the highest number of hours of homework with 13.8 hours per week. Russia followed, where students had an average of 9.7 hours of homework per week.
The survey of 1,000 K-12 teachers found, among other things, that high school teachers on average assign about 3.5 hours of homework each week. For high school students who typically have five.
AHHH! What's college homework like? woami 404 replies 19 threads Junior Member.. What's the average homework load like?. When I was in high school, I could just read small chunks of the textbook every day and then not pay attention to what happened in class, and get As.