IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – One North Texas school district is going to start taking grades when kids do their homework. Normally that wouldn’t be a news story, but after a yearlong experiment, Irving ISD is changing course on homework.

There will be no more slacking off on homework for kids in Irving.   The Irving Independent School District announced recently it would be going back to counting homework and classwork this fall as part of a student’s grade after a one year experiment.

Superintendent Dana Bedden says students were assigned homework, but it didn’t count toward their grade.

KRLD’s Chuck Schechner reports:

It was thought homework was inflating grades. But Irving ISD found many high school students just didn’t do the homework. Dr. Bedden says they’re going back to counting homework and classwork as 20 percent of a student’s grade. He hopes it will reverse a growing trend of students failing exams.