Homework Help

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Parents play an essential role in learning. Assisting with homework and test preparation is one of the most important responsibilities parents have in their children's education. This site serves as a clearinghouse of ideas for how you can provide homework help and test prep assistance to your child to help ensure their success as a student.  


Parent Guides

Using Rewards to Boost School Performance
Tips for using rewards to encourage performance

Motivating Your Child to Read
Ways that teachers, parents and PTAs can help children improve their reading skills

Solutions to Five Common Homework Challenges
Learn how to overcome typical homework obstacles.

Helping Your Child Perform Well on Tests
Advice for helping your children prepare for tests.


PTA Publications & Presentations

What Parents Should Know—and Do—About Homework
Understanding homework and ways to be supportive.

Helping Your Student Get the Most Out of Homework
Checklist of homework hints for parents.

Easy Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Read
Parents as well as teachers can play a role in helping children develop reading skills.

Hints to Help Reduce Homework Stress
Ways to make homework time more manageable and productive


Third Party Resources

Parenting Magazine: 20+ Ways to End Homework Hassles
Department of Education: Helping Your Child