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Assignment Completion Strategy (SP) Public

Strategic Instruction Model™ Learning Strategies

Earned through demonstration of competence in instructing a teacher to use the strategy with students.

Required Evidence

Partner with an active SIM Professional Developer

Post the name of the active SIM Professional Developer who will partner with you in this process. More Info

Teach the Strategy with Fidelity

Teach the strategy in its entirety to a person or class, following the instructional steps in the manual (*may link to Fidelity of Implementation (FI) Credential evidence if you've already earned this badge). More Info

Portfolio of Implementation Showing Fidelity

Submit your portfolio of implementation (*may link to Fidelity of Implementation (FI) Credential evidence if you've already earned this badge). More Info

Supporting Observation/Video Showing Fidelity

Submit supporting Observation and/or Video (*may link to Fidelity of Implementation (FI) Credential evidence if you've already earned this badge). More Info

Student Portfolio Showing Evidence of Fidelity

Submit a student portfolio (*may link to Fidelity of Implementation (FI) Credential evidence if you've already earned this badge). More Info

Instruct a Teacher

Guide/coach another instructor through the Strategy in its entirety. Help them to follow the instructional steps in the manual. Post a completed student progress chart (with student identifying information removed). More Info

Describe your Instruction

Describe your Instruction More Info

Describe your Implementation

Describe your Implementation More Info

Completion Date

Post the date you completed the requirements for this micro-credential and then click on the "request feedback" button. More Info

EXTRA: Student Interview

Interview a student about learning and implementation of the strategy and submit video or written report on the interview. More Info

Badge Overview

About This Strategy

The Assignment Completion Strategy is designed to enable students to complete and hand in assignments on time. The package consists of two books: the Instructor's Manual, which provides step-by-step instruction for teaching this strategy, and the Quality Quest Planner, a spiral-bound notebook designed specifically for student use with the strategy. Each Instructor's Manual comes with one Quality Quest Planner and contains the materials needed to teach the strategy, including blank copies of the forms used with the planner. The planner contains sufficient forms for recording, scheduling, and evaluating assignments for an entire academic year. Performance results in general education classes showed that the number of students who simply turned in their assignments before learning the Assignment Completion Strategy was 43 percent with the percentage increasing to 77 percent after students learned the strategy. Before learning the strategy, the number of student who did the assignment correctly was 45 percent. After learning the strategy, the number of students who did the assignment correctly increased to 73 percent. Research results have shown that after instruction, students turn in more of their homework assignments on time and get better grades on those assignments than they did on similar assignments before instruction. Most also receive better quarterly and semester grades.

How to earn this micro-credential badge

Micro-credentials in the SIM series enable teachers to verify skills in delivering instruction of the SIM Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines and other educational programs offered through the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. To earn the micro-credential badge:
  • Click the green “join this badge” button and sign up/sign in if needed.
  • Post your evidence specified in the “Required Evidence” section by clicking on the blue “Post” buttons, or you can click into the Evidence section and post from there.
  • Notify your SIM Professional Developer partner when you have completed posting your evidence, that is who will give final approval and award the badge.  

Technical Tips

Badge List provides a place to organize evidence of your work.  You may choose to type that evidence directly into a “Required Evidence” section (as when you post the name of your professional developer or a description or narrative about your work), but much of your evidence will be stored elsewhere (longer documents, video, pdf documents, images, spreadsheets, etc.) and linked into your badge.   

Video:  Upload video to a cloud-hosting site like Vimeo, or YouTube using privacy settings that provide a private link to view the video, keeping it unlisted on the public website.  You will then post the link to that video in the evidence section, along with any comments you wish to include.  

Documents, Image files, spreadsheets, PDF files, etc: 
 You will upload your document, image file, pdf, spreadsheet, etc. to a cloud-hosting site. You will then post the link in the evidence section, along with any comments you wish to include.  We have found Google Drive to be a really simple tool for accomplishing this, but Drop Box or File Dropper or any file storage site that gives you a link to your file works.    

To use Google Drive
 to post documents, images , spreadsheets, pdf, etc.: 
  • Open Google Drive
  • Hit the red “New” button
  • Select “File Upload” and choose the file you wish to upload
  • Click on “Share”
  • Get Shareable Link
  • Paste the link into your evidence section along with any comments you wish to include.

Communicate with other badge earners on the Badge Wiki 

Contribute to a current wiki:
  • Click on the "View Badge WIki" button below this Badge Overview.
  • Hit "Edit" in the upper right corner.
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  • Hit "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.
Create a New Wiki Topic
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  • Hit "return".
  • "Start" the new wiki.
  • Type in your message.
  • Choose who can contribute to the wiki.
  • Hit the "Create Page" button at the bottom of the page.
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