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The College Puzzle

A College Success Blog by Dr. Michael E. Kirst

Homework Insufficient In USA Secondary schools

April 17th, 2013

Guest Blogger: Will Fitzhugh

The most important variable in student academic achievement is, of course, student academic work.

Indiana University’s High School Survey of Student Engagement found that:

of (U.S.) Public High School kids: [143,000 surveyed) in 2008

82.7% spend 5 or fewer hours a week on written homework…
42.5% spend an hour or less each week on homework…

Korean students spend, on average, 15 hours a week on homework,
added to 10 hours a week of hagwon after school = 25 hours a week.

[i.e. 25 times the time some U.S. HS students spend, or at least 5 times as much as the great majority of U.S. HS students…]

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The College Puzzle was originally published on Nonpartisan Education Blog

The College Puzzle was originally published on Nonpartisan Education Blog

The College Puzzle was originally published on Nonpartisan Education Blog

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