Increasing Students’ Homework Completion by Implementing Planners in the Classroom

Date of Award

Fall 12-20-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Donna Brown


homework completion, student planners, parent involvement


Educators in this researcher’s school indicated students were not turning in homework, which was leading to failing grades. The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if students’ homework completion will increase when more parent involvement is encouraged via the use of student planners. . Planners were used as a means of communication between teachers, parents, and students. Although planners are frequently used in middle and high school, the researcher wanted to know if introducing planners earlier, in fifth grade, would increase homework completion. Fifth grade students participated in this study. This study revealed that planners were indeed helpful in reducing missing homework. Teachers in this small, rural public school will now implement the use of student planners in fifth and sixth grades.

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