Schools webinar: What does the research say about homework at primary and secondary school?

COMING UP: 09:00 Tuesday 29 September

Join Professor Cathy Vatterott (University of Missouri-St. Louis), an international expert in homework, as she discusses the research evidence on homework. The webinar will cover what teachers need to know about the impact of homework on children, how to design tasks that are purposeful and most likely to beneficial to students, and when and how much homework should be set.

This webinar will be suitable for both primary and secondary teachers, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout.

A recording of this webinar will be available afterwards on this page. Please bookmark it so you can find it easily later.


Dr. Cathy Vatterott

Dr. Cathy Vatterott is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a former teacher and school principal. She is the author of four books, most recently Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs, 2nd edition (ASCD, 2018), and Rethinking Grading: Meaningful Assessment for Standards Based Learning (ASCD, 2015). She frequently presents at national conferences and serves as a consultant and workshop presenter for K-12 schools on homework, grading practices, and teen stress. Dr. Vatterott has been researching, writing, and speaking about K-12 homework in the United States, Canada, and Europe for over 20 years and is considered an international expert on homework. She first became interested in homework in the late 1990s as the frustrated parent of a 5th grader with learning disabilities. Her work with schools has been the catalyst for her latest research on teen stress.