Homework how much should my child be doing at night?

Homework usually falls into one of three categories: practice, preparation, or extension. The purpose usually varies by grade. Individualized assignments that tap into students’ existing skills or interests can be motivating. At the elementary school level, homework can help students develop study skills and habits and can keep families informed about their child’s learning. At the secondary school level, student homework is associated with greater academic achievement. (Review of Educational Research, 2006)

How Much Homework Per Day is Optimal? What the Research Says…
Grade Source 1
(Barkley, 2008)
Source 2
(Cooper, Robinson, & Patall, 2006)
Source 3
(Olympia & Andrews,1994)
1 10 Minutes 10-45 Minutes
2 20 Minutes 10-45 Minutes
3 30 Minutes  — 10-45 Minutes
4 40 Minutes  — 45-90 Minutes
5 50 Minutes 45-90 Minutes
6 1 Hour 45-90 Minutes
7 1 Hour 10 Minutes 1-2 Hours 1-2 Hours
8 1 Hour 20 Minutes 1-2 Hours 1-2 Hours
9 1 Hour 30 Minutes 1.5-2.5 Hours 1-2 Hours
10 1 Hour 40 Minutes 1.5-2.5 Hours 1.5-2.5 Hours
11 1 Hour 50 Minutes 1.5-2.5 Hours 1.5-2.5 Hours
12  2 Hours  1.5-2.5 Hours 1.5-2.5 Hours

Chart: Source

I am a big proponent of reading everyday.

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Parents: Helping Your Child with Homework

Educators: Got Homework? An ACSA Policy Position Paper on Homework

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