TEACHERS’ USE OF HOMEWORK AS A CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT TOOL IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Keywords:Teacher’s Perspective, Homework, Students, Learning, Evaluation
In this article, teachers’ perspectives on the use of homework were collected by exploratory sequential mixed method design.The participants of the study were 30 elementary school teachers. A semi-structured interview technique was adopted for the study. Data were analyzed by creating codes and themes. Data was collected on the use of homework to prepare and motivate students for the next lessons.The study analyzed the purposes for which homework is assigned and the types of homework. The study assessed the use of homework to practice and extend newly learnedknowledge in the classroom. The study also examined the use of homework to increase test scores and grades of students.The findings of the study showed that in Elementary schools science, Math, and English classes, the usual homework is to read, reread and practice the most important facts covered in the classroom. Students are occasionally assigned tasks to explore the lessons to be taught in the upcoming class or to extend students’ in-class learning experiences by outside-of-school learning.
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