DoDEA strongly supports the philosophy that homework is a necessary adjunct to school life, which serves different purposes according to the student's grade level. The assignment of academically appropriate homework is an extension of classroom instruction and supports teacher instructional objectives. Homework assignments are reinforcements for classroom curricular areas and are assigned to support student learning as appropriate for the ability of the student. Assigned homework will reinforce instruction accomplished in class; it will not introduce new or unfamiliar concepts or skills. On average, students in Grade 6 will receive 5-6 hours per week and students in Grades 7-8 will receive 7-9 hours per week.