How Much Homework is Too Much? Clearly there’s a point of diminishing return: The learning benefits for high school students fade out after more than two-and-a-half hours of after-school assignments. But Cooper also says that homework helps elementary school kids “build study habits and learn skills developed through practice.”.
Do students in the United States receive too much homework? If schools assign less homework, it would benefit teachers, parents, and students alike. Teachers who assign large amounts of homework are often unable to do more than spot-check answers. This means that many errors are missed. Teachers who assign less homework will be able to check it.