PISA in Focus

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2226-0919 (online)
DOI: 
10.1787/22260919
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Does Homework Perpetuate Inequities in Education? You or your institution have access to this content

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OECD
01 Dec 2014
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No.:
46
Pages:
4
DOI: 
10.1787/5jxrhqhtx2xt-en

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  • While most 15-year-old students spend part of their after-school time doing homework, the amount of time they spend on it shrank between 2003 and 2012.
  • Socio-economically advantaged students and students who attend socio-economically advantaged schools tend to spend more time doing homework.
  • While the amount of homework assigned is associated with mathematics performance among students and schools, other factors are more important in determining the performance of school systems as a whole.
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