The findings from a recent study involving Discovery Education and the Indianapolis Public Schools was recently released. This study was conducted by researchers at Discovery Education to assess the effectiveness of the social studies digital alignment strategy in improving students’ performance in social studies.
From the Executive Summary – In 2009, Discovery Education partnered with the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) to develop a digital curriculum resource to improve the instruction of social studies, engage students in learning, and improve student performance on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) in social studies. For this effort, Discovery Education embedded digital content available through its Discovery Education streaming service to the IPS standards-based K-12 social studies pacing guides. Discovery Education also provided robust professional development designed to build teachers’ digital literacy, improve instructional delivery and support teachers during the implementation of the digital alignment project.
Download the Indianapolis Public Schools Research study.