The biggest issue I have with homework is it doesn't get completed to a good enough standard. Recently in Maths we have changed how we mark our homework. At the end of every piece we PRAG the work depending on the achievement of the piece and we also give a 3, 2, and 1 depending on how much effort they have put in. A 3 means excellent effort, a 2 means ok effort and a 1 means it is below expected effort. If they get two 1's in a row I email home.
With one of my classes I am trialling peer assessment, this means they peer assess every piece of homework they complete for me. I will then take it in and mark it after this. I am hoping that as a result of the peer assessment the students will want to do a better job to stand out from their peers.
To measure this impact I am going to survey the students and also I will be able to see for myself from the quality of the homework given in.