IUSD seeking feedback on its homework policy from students, parents and teachers

Two years after introducing a new districtwide homework policy, IUSD is encouraging students, parents and teachers to weigh in on the policy’s impact by taking brief online surveys.

Students in grades four or higher can take their survey by clicking here, while parents can share their perspectives here. (A separate link is being sent to all Irvine teachers.) The deadline to participate is Friday, May 10.

Adopted by the Board of Education in May 2011, the revised policy called for school-specific plans based on nine foundational principles to ensure that homework was purposeful, reasonable in scale and aligned with the educational objectives and needs of each student.

The revisions were based on the work of the district’s Curriculum Council, which surveyed thousands of parents, students and staff about home studies and later engaged in two daylong sessions before developing its recommendations.