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Our Approach to Selecting Content for Classroom Use

Discovery Education’s main goal is to positively impact teaching and learning. Our staff of experts includes a Curriculum Development team whose primary mission is to safeguard the continued educational relevance and high quality of the content in Discovery Education products and services.

Access the Highest Quality Content Available

Discovery Education conducts ongoing reviews of all content in the Discovery Education media library. To assist in the process and ensure impartial review of materials, Discovery Education also works in partnership with external content experts across curriculum areas, including teachers, curriculum supervisors, and district-level administrators.

  • Content Appropriateness

    All content in the Discovery Education library is first reviewed for its appropriateness to the K-12 curriculum. Programming reflects and is connected to state, national, and international standards in core-curricular content areas and incorporates exemplary instructional methodologies and approaches.

  • Content Accuracy

    Materials are reviewed to verify accuracy of content and ensure that content is up-to-date.

  • Age/Grade Appropriateness

    The database is keyed to concepts and content appropriate for specific grade levels. The language of the programming is both age- and grade-level-appropriate.

  • Representation of Diverse Populations

    Programming must represent a diversity of cultures and abilities and represents both sexes fairly.

  • Production Quality

    Discovery Education includes only content with the highest overall production quality.

Material is scored based on rubrics derived from the criteria above:

Criterion Content Appropriateness Content Accuracy Age/Grade Appropriateness Diversity Production Quality
Rubric Is the video’s content appropriate to the K–12 curriculum? Is the content accurate and up to date? Are the content and language grade-level appropriate? Does the content present diversity of cultures, abilities, and genders? Does the video have production quality that lives up to Discovery Education standards?
Score 1-2-3-4-5 1-2-3-4-5 1-2-3-4-5 1-2-3-4-5 1-2-3-4-5

Video: High-Quality Content

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