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Study: More homework isn't necessarily better for students

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(CNN) — When it comes to math and science homework, sometimes more doesn't always mean better.

The American Psychological Association published a study on adolescents and homework.

The study of over nearly 8,000 teenage students suggests that just one hour of homework a day is reasonable and effective.

Researchers found that those whose teachers systematically assigned homework scored nearly 50 points higher on the standardized test.

Those who did their math homework on their own scored 54 points higher than those who asked for frequent or constant help.

Basically — researchers say assigning more than 70 minutes of homework per day isn't very efficient.

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