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Mystery Science by Discovery Education Logic Model: ESSA Evidence Level IV

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Logic Model


LearnPlatform by Instructure

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Mystery Science

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Discovery Education engaged LearnPlatform by Instructure, a third-party edtech research company, to develop a logic model for Mystery Science. 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 that Mystery Science 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, Mystery Science meets Tier IV evidence requirements in compliance with ESSA.


LearnPlatform by Instructure, Researcher Andrew Scanlan, M.A., Researcher Justin Long, M.A., and Associate Director of Research Molly Henschel, Ph.D. “Mystery Science Logic Model.” Discovery Education, March 7, 2024.