ASG Parents Report Card 2016: Series two: ‘The great homework debate’

by User Not Found | Nov 28, 2016

It is that time of year when a lot of people are feeling tired, but more so for schoolThe great homework debate ASG children who just want the holidays to land at their doorstep. So don’t even think about mentioning homework. 

It’s a universal fact that many children generally don’t enjoy homework and the ASG Parents Report Card 2016 reveals homework remains a sore spot even for the most motivated students. 

But for parents being able to complete homework is an indicator that their child can focus on their schoolwork. 
The ASG Parents Report Card also found homework is polarising when it comes to boys versus girls. 
Girls have a clear edge on boys, as 49 per cent of parents agree their daughters will not stop until their homework is complete. Whereas, this drops to 39 per cent of parents with boys. 

Sixty eight of parents with boys agreed they have to continually prompt their child to study, however only 56 per cent of parents believe they have to often remind their girls to study.      

But don’t despair, because as a parent you can help with some top study tips! 
• Talk with your child about how they are going to tackle homework and set some good ground rules. It’s also a good idea to work with your child’s teacher to develop a homework plan
• Homework should have a clear purpose e.g. is the goal to reinforce your child’s learning or help them with specific areas they are having difficulties with? 
• Have a clean designated homework space and set up a regular time for homework.  


ASG recently launched the second edition of the ASG Parents Report Card in Australia and New Zealand.

The ASG Parents Report Card is the only report of its kind to provide a holistic snapshot of the current educational and learning environment for children as perceived by parents.

The findings are very rich and over the next five weeks we’ll explore different elements and identify the broad appeal and reach of the ASG Parents Report Card as it speaks to parents, teachers, students, policy makers and other education stakeholders

Catch up on Series one: Aiming High

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