Provincial Homework Policy
The Provincial Homework Policy establishes the expectation for educators to assign developmentally
appropriate homework at each grade level to enhance student learning. This policy applies to all public
schools in the province of Nova Scotia.
Homework is an out-of-classroom activity that provides an opportunity for students to practice what
they are learning in class. It should be evaluated to provide feedback to students.
Homework can help students develop academically and personally when the work is carefully planned,
directly connected to classroom learning, meaningful to students, and appropriate for a student’s age
and stage of development.