Homework and Assessment

Homework Policy

Written and study homework assignments are integral to a student's complete education. Assignments are designed to reinforce and enrich the lessons taught in the classroom and a realistic time allotment for homework is suggested per grade level.

Homework Guidelines

Written and study homework assignments are integral to a student's complete education. Teachers design assignments to reinforce and enrich the lessons taught in the classroom.

Specific homework requirements for each grade/subject are communicated to students and parents at the beginning of the school year.  Homework assignments are an extension and reinforcement of skills and activities completed during the class time and include independent reading.

The following time frame should be used as a guideline for homework and study assignments each night:

Grade

Time Frame

Kingergarten 15 minutes
Grade 1 30 minutes
Grade 2 1 hour
Grade 3 1 hour
Grade 4 1.25 hours
Grade 5 1.5 hours
Grade 6 2.25 hours
Grade 7 2.25 hours
Grade 8 2.5-3 hours


We recognize that students complete assignments at varying rates of time. If homework time becomes a struggle, please discuss with your child’s teachers for strategies.

Assessment

Our students are assessed through textbook and teacher-made tests, projects, writing portfolios and classroom participation. Grades two through eight take the Terra Nova standardized test annually.

For more information about WMA's curriculum, please contact Kristen Romano, lower school director, or Theresa Gannon, middle school director.

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