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March 19, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Report: Typical student spends hour or less on homework

Donna Grethen / Op Art

Donna Grethen / Op Art

Many think students these days suffer under a heavy — and growing — load of homework.

But a new report by the Brown Center on Education Policy concludes that’s just not true.

While some face hours of homework each night, as reported in stories like this one in The Atlantic late last year, the Brown researchers say the average homework load hasn’t changed much for the past 30 years.

And the percent of students who report no homework, they say, still is much greater than those who say they do two or more hours a night.

The Center focused on a questionnaire that students fill out when they take a national test called the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

A sample of students from across the country take NAEP tests every few years.


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