This study from Turkey looks at the effect of homework on students' academic achievement. This meta-analysis attempts to answer to the question: "What kind of effect does homework assignment have on students' academic achievement levels?" The effect size of homework on student achievement was determined to be a small effect size, d = 0.229. Despite the significant time students spend on homework, this study supports previous research that suggest these efforts only have a modest effect.
Bas, G., Senturk, C., & Cigerci, F. M. (2017). Homework and academic achievement: A meta-analytic review of research. Issues in Educational Research, 27(1), 31-50.
The examines the reasons for the minimal influence of homework research, and educational research in general, on policy and practice. The results of a research synthesis and a survey describe provide evidence for answering a complex and controversial question: How much time should students spend on homework each night? Little association is found between the amount of homework young students complete and achievement. The association grows progressively stronger for older groups of students. Other research suggests that young children have limited ability to keep their attention focused and have not learned good study skills. Two examples are provided showing how the research results can be used to evaluate the appropriateness of recommendations for policy and practice.
Cooper, H. & Valentine, J. C. (2001). Using research to answer practical questions about homework. Educational Psychologist, 36(3), 143-153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/S15326985EP3603_1
This article examines the issue of home. It looks at how effective home is as a strategy for improving student achievement along with best practices for requiring homework.
Cooper, H. (2008). Does Homework Improve Academic Achievement?: If So, How Much Is Best?. SEDL Letter, 20 (2).
In this article, research conducted in the United States since 1987 on the effects of homework is summarized. No strong evidence was found for an association between the homework–achievement link and the outcome measure (grades as opposed to standardized tests) or the subject matter (reading as opposed to math.
Cooper, H., Robinson, J. C., & Patall, E. A. (2006). Does homework improve academic achievement? A synthesis of research, 1987–2003. Review of educational research, 76(1), 1-62.
This literature examines the issue of home. It attempts to answer important questions of the efficacy of homework, does homework help or hinder student learning—and which students, under what conditions, does it help or hinder?
Edvantia for the Center for Public Education. (2007). What research says about the value of homework: Research review. The Center for Public Education.
The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of multi-taking on performance. This has implications for student performance completing homework assignments while simultaneously engaged in the use of media.
Finley, J. R., Benjamin, A. S., & McCarley, J. S. (2014). Metacognition of multitasking: How well do we predict the costs of divided attention?
This influential book is the result of 15 years research that includes over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. This is a great resource for any stakeholder interested in conducting a serious search of evidence behind common models and practices used in schools.
Hattie, J. (2009). Visible learning. A synthesis of over, 800.
This book takes over fifteen years of rigorous research into education practices and provides teachers in training and in-service teachers with concise summaries of the most effective interventions and offers practical guidance to successful implementation in classrooms.
Hattie, J. (2012). Visible learning for teachers: Maximizing impact on learning. Routledge.
This paper examines the efficacy of homework. It looks at issues of how to make homework more effective as a tool for improving student performance.
Marzano, R. J., & Pickering, D. J. (2007). Special topic: The case for and against homework. Educational leadership, 64(6), 74-79.