Homework is an essential part of the learning process. To succeed, it’s important that students understand the benefits of doing homework.
How does homework help you?
Research shows that children who spend more time on homework, on average, do better in school. Homework:
- Teaches responsibility–Doing homework every day at the same time helps students develop responsibility and prepares them for adulthood.
- Provides reinforcement–Helps students understand that learning doesn't stop when the school bell rings.
- Boosts self-esteem–Students learn self-esteem by completing assignments on time and by being prepared for school.
- Leads to accomplishments–Taking pride in homework assignments help students experience the satisfaction of a job well done.
View our guide to the CPS Homework Policy to learn more about the benefits of doing homework. The guide is available in English, Spanish and Polish.
CPS Digital Resources
A variety of CPS digital resources are available to CPS students to support them with their homework:
The SOAR portal provides a variety of subscription online databases through the Chicago Public Schools libraries.
The portal includes the Elementary Virtual Library and High School Virtual Library, through which students have access to over 12,000 eBooks and other digital artifacts that are available from school and home.
Click here to access Virtual Library password information. For more information about online library resources, contact the CPS Professional Library.