Discovery Education is committed to facilitating deep and sustained learning with our research-based products and services. We regularly verify their efficacy across a variety of educational settings, programs, and contexts and ensure our K-12 solutions meet rigorous evidence-based standards defined in ESSA and are aligned to funding goals outlined in the CARES, CRSSA, and American Rescue Plan legislation.
Discovery Education regularly conducts research, collects customer feedback, and performs market analysis to inform key decisions about product, curriculum design, and program development. Ongoing secondary research in cognitive science, primary efficacy and customer research, and design principles informs implementation, customer support enhancements, and the product roadmap to ensure optimal student and educator outcomes.
Built upon the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and culturally responsive best practices, our products are designed to meet the needs of all learners. Features such as closed captioning, text-to-speech, Lexile levels, 180+ language translations through Google Translate, and Microsoft Immersive Reader make content accessible to diverse learners, including English language learners and students receiving special education services.
Discovery Education holds the Learner Variability Certification from Digital Promise, the global nonprofit working to shape the future of learning and advance equitable education by bringing together solutions across research, practice, and technology. This certification recognizes a rigorous and comprehensive design approach with learner variability in mind.
Our products are built upon a theory of action that supports designing for and implementing efficacious teaching and learning practices. Collectively, our theory of action describes the philosophical foundation underpinning our approach to teaching and learning.
Through a dedicated research team and via partnerships with independent research organizations, we continuously measure product and program implementation and impact using qualitative and quantitative data. Independent studies have revealed promising results about the impact of Discovery Education partnerships, products, and services on teaching and learning outcomes.