Date of Award

Spring 2003

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development


The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions and attitudes of 9th grade students on English homework in a suburban school district. Homework is a complex subject. Educators find themselves dealing with students who choose not to do their homework on a daily basis. Why is this so? There are many studies of educators and parents on their perceptions of homework, but perhaps the missing link is the students' perceptions. Do they value homework? The study involved administering a survey to 4 classes of 9th grade English students. Four different English teachers taught these classes. The findings demonstrated that a majority of students value their English homework. Also, a majority of students believed their parents valued English homework.