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Less Homework Might be Better for Academic Performance

There are several studies that have found a correlation between less homework and better academic performance in students.

One such study, published in The Journal of Experimental Education in 2014, found that students in high-performing schools with less homework had better academic achievement and less stress than those in schools with more homework.

Another study, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology in 2006, found that students in the early elementary school years who were assigned less homework performed better on tests of math and reading achievement than those who were assigned more homework.

Additionally, a 2018 meta-analysis of research on homework and academic achievement conducted by Duke University found that the positive relationship between homework and achievement is generally weaker for students in the lower grades, and that assigning homework to elementary school students has no positive effect on academic performance.