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This action research study takes a look at the question, Do upper elementary students have higher grades when they complete their homework? Data was collected from forty-seven fifth grade students for a three-week period in five academic areas. Students are challenged to complete their homework and have three or less missing or late assignments to earn a reward. Homework completion is compared to the student’s first quarter grades. There is discussion of different factors that affect homework completion from the point of view of the teacher, parent and student.

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