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SIM Reading programs added to Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse (Nov | 2015)




A new report adds two Strategic Instruction Model™ readingprograms to an influential national database of education interventions that have been proven effective in the classroom. The report found that Xtreme Reading and SIM’s Learning Strategies Curriculum, separately, have shown evidence of—in the parlance of the Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse—“potentially positive effects” on reading achievement for struggling adolescent readers. The WWC rating means at least one study of each program reported statistically significant positive effects. In both cases, the level of evidence met criteria to allow the programs to be included in the What Works Clearinghouse, a first for both interventions.




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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in News


2014 SIM Impact Award: Goodnight, Simon, and Knox Wiley Middle Schools




Three middle schools from Raiseup Texas—Goodnight Middle School, Simon Middle School, and Knox Wiley Middle School—are recipients of the 2014 SIM Impact Award. All three schools have integrated the Strategic Instruction Model and Content Literacy Continuum into the culture of their schools and stand as examples of how to do so with exemplary fidelity.


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Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 in About Schools, News


2014 SIM Leadership Award: Mary Black




The SIM Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and excellent service to the Strategic Instruction Model by helping educators become strategic teachers and, as a result, students become strategic learners. Mary Black, the 2014 recipient of this award, has demonstrated leadership, knowledge of school change, and the ability to meet challenges head on.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2014 in News


SIM Enters the World of Multimedia e-Publications!




With publication of Teaching Cause and Effect this fall, the Strategic Instruction ModelTM enters the world of multimedia e-publications. The new manual, which is part of the SIM Content Enhancement Series, packs a lot of information into just four chapters: an introduction, an overview of the Causeand-Effect Guide graphic organizer, an explanation of instructional procedures, and suggestions for extending student learning.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in News