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Discovery Education’s Impact on Student Achievement​

Discovery Education's Impact on Student Achievement



Research Brief

Time Period:

2016 – 2022


Discovery Education Research & Analytics

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  • Discovery Education Experience
  • Science Techbook
  • Math Techbook

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Our award-winning K-12 platform, Discovery Education Experience, empowers educators with a vast collection of multimodal resources vetted and curated to support differentiated, scaffolded learning in any environment. Experience is built upon a theory of action about how best to enhance the K-12 teaching and learning experience. Based on this theory of action, Discovery Education produced a logic model that serves as a conceptual map for Experience.

Findings from multiple studies tell a consistent and promising story of how use of Discovery Education’s curricular resources is related to outcomes that matter across the country for students overall, and especially for racial/ethnic minorities and students impacted by poverty, disabilities, and limited English proficiency. Discovery Education access is, in fact, making a significant difference in teaching and learning.

Download the full research brief to learn more about how Discovery Education makes an impact on student achievement across multiple states and supports educators with innovative ways to connect and collaborate with one another. 

Discovery Education Experience Logic Model: ESSA Evidence Level IV​

Discovery Education Experience Logic Model: ESSA Evidence Level IV



Logic Model


LearnPlatform by Instructure

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Discovery Education engaged LearnPlatform by Instructure, a third-party edtech research company, to develop a logic model for Discovery Education Experience learning platform. LearnPlatform by instructure designed the logic model to satisfy Level IV requirements (Demonstrates a Rationale) according to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

To continue building evidence of effectiveness and to examine the proposed relationships in the logic model, Discovery Education plans to conduct an evaluation to determine the extent to its program produces the desired outcomes. Specifically, Discovery Education has plans to begin an ESSA Level III study.

Because of the development of the logic model and the plan for an ESSA Level III study, Discovery Education Experience meets Tier IV evidence requirements in compliance with ESSA.


LearnPlatform by Instructure, Researcher Andrew Scanlan, M.A., Associate Director of Research Molly Henschel, Ph.D., and Research Contractor Elizabeth Allen, Ph.D. “Discovery Education Platform Logic Model.” Discovery Education, May 19, 2023.