Yes, there is a difference between homework in primary (d=0.15) and secondary education (d=0.64) where the effect size is a lot higher in secondary education. Overall homework shows an effect size of d=0.29 which means that there is no visible effect on student achievement.
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- How important is homework in the Visible Learning research and is there a difference between primary/elementary and secondary/high school?
- Are you recommending that homework be abolished in elementary/primary schools?
- What does your research say about the zero benefit, or even negligible effect, you think homework in general has on primary school pupils?
- What role should/could the new technologies play in visible learning?
- Do you have any valuable information regarding technology?
- What do you mean by co/team teaching?
- I find we are not teaching our students to know when technology is helpful to them and when it gets in their way. Do you have suggestions about where I might look next to fill this gap?
- How can politicians help fix the state of education, aside from adjusting bad policies?
- What effect does the use of computers/interactive whiteboards have on learning of students.
- As a school we are currently discussing our expectations and guidelines around homework and want to make an evidence-based decision around this. Would you possibly have any examples of research/studies that identify the pros of cons?