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Public invited to take survey about homework

On the issue of school assignments designed to be completed beyond the school day, national trends have historically swung back and forth between two competing beliefs: (1) the belief that teachers have an obligation to assign homework in order to promote higher standards, discipline, and responsibility; and (2) the belief that grades should not be assigned based on work done outside of school because parents and students should make their own decisions about how to spend their time outside of school. The intention of current Roanoke County Public Schools policy is to adopt a balanced approach; however, the input of parents, teachers, and students is needed to help the schools recalibrate policy and practice within the context of current societal shifts.

Please use one of the survey links below to provide your opinion on this topic. You may choose from the full version of the survey which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete or the abbreviated version which takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.

The deadline to complete this survey is March 8.

Parents who have children in more than one grade level: Since your perspective and experience may be different with each child’s classes, you may complete this survey for each child if you prefer. You may, however, experience some technical difficulties if you try to log back into the survey using the same computer. Try using a different computer, contact Dr. Ken Nicely to request a second survey link ( or 562-3900 x10131), or request a paper copy from your child’s school.

FULL VERSION (approx. 15 minutes):


ABBREVIATED VERSION (approx. 5 minutes):

TECHNICAL ISSUES: Depending on the browser on your computer, you may experience some initial difficulty with accessing the survey link. If so, try copying the web address above and pasting into your browser. If you need a paper copy of the survey, please contact your child’s school.

(Last updated 2/20/13)