About This StrategyThe 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.
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:
Create a New Wiki Topic
- Click on the "View Badge WIki" button below this Badge Overview.
- Hit "Edit" in the upper right corner.
- Type into the Page Body.
- Hit "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.
- Think of a one or two word title for your new wiki. Example: Hotel TIps.
- Go to the browser address bar above.
- Change current url by ERASING "wiki-instructions" and typing the name of your wiki:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Use a dash between words.
- 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.