Common Core Project: Lists by Common Core Position


Last Updated: 9.17


These lists contain notations for every homeschool-related entity we have researched. Company and/or product names are shown according to the standard process for alphabetizing (i.e., if a title starts with A or The, the article is excluded for alphabetizing purposes, and names of individual people are generally listed - unless the person's name is also his/her "brand" - by Last Name, First Name).

Notations are color-coded, as follows: 
- responded directly to my queries;
- make unambiguous statements on their websites;
- have not yet responded (i.e., are included on the Awaiting a Response list);
- are suppliers/distributors (not actual curriculum/resource publishers).


 INDEPENDENT

These companies - listed in alphabetical order - have not changed anything in regards to the CCS/NGSS/C3 and intend to remain INDEPENDENT of the initiative. They may or may not know of ways in which their materials happen to somehow match some aspects of the CCS/NGSS/C3, but any such connections are purely circumstantial and the providers do not endorse/promote the initiative.

It must be noted that the lists simply indicate each company's position relative to the CCS/NGSS/C3. The coordinator of the research project does not endorse or reprove the use of any of these products and resources; it is up to each individual homeschool family to determine which materials - in any category - it should use.

Similarly, though I endeavor to be as accurate as possible, it is incumbent upon each family to do its own research because it's possible that the positions of some of these entities may change over time.

Click here for the downloadable PDF of the Independent (IND) list.


PARTIALLY INDEPENDENT

These companies - listed in alphabetical order - are partially independent of common core but also have some connections, as noted.

Click here for the downloadable PDF of the Partially Independent (PI) list.


 CORRELATED
(matching content to CCS/NGSS/C3)

Each of these companies - listed in alphabetical order - is CORRELATED to – which is different than explicit alignment with - the CCS/NGSS/C3.

CORRELATED providers did not make content changes in order to become "aligned" and, in many cases, have indicated concerns with the initiative. However, they do note (usually on their websites) where/how their materials - as written - correlate with aspects of the CCS/NGSS/C3. In other words, they promote where/how they match the CCS/NGSS/C3, but have not actually changed their content to align.

Because these resources fall into one of the "gray areas" of CCS/NGSS/C3 association, it is particularly important to check the notes for each entry to see just why each resource is classified as it is.

Additionally, it must be noted that the list simply indicates each company's position relative to the CCS/NGSS/C3. The coordinator of the research project does not endorse or reprove the use of any of these products and resources; it is up to each individual homeschool family to determine which materials - in any category - it should use.

Similarly, though I endeavor to be as accurate as possible, it is incumbent upon each family to do its own research because it's possible that the positions of some of these entities may change over time.

Click here for the downloadable PDF of the Correlated (COR) list.


 ANCILLARY CONNECTIONS

Each of these companies - listed in alphabetical order - has an ANCILLARY CONNECTION to the CCS/NGSS/C3.

In most cases, the publishers have indicated a preference for maintaining educational independence from the CCS/NGSS/C3 initiative. However, their resources – usually “package programs” - do incorporate some books from explicitly aligned publishers and/or links to explicitly aligned material from other sources. Thus, a child using a resource with an ANCILLARY CONNECTION as designed (i.e., without purposeful substitutions made by a parent) will be exposed to some CCS/NGSS/C3 content.

Because these resources fall into one of the "gray areas" of CCS/NGSS/C3 association, it is particularly important to check the notes for each entry to see just why each resource is classified as it is.

Additionally, it must be noted that the list simply indicates each company's position relative to the CCS/NGSS/C3. The coordinator of the research project does not endorse or reprove the use of any of these products and resources; it is up to each individual homeschool family to determine which materials - in any category - it should use.

Similarly, though I endeavor to be as accurate as possible, it is incumbent upon each family to do its own research because it's possible that the positions of some of these entities may change over time.

Click here for the downloadable PDF of the Ancillary Connections (ANC) list.


 EXPLICITLY ALIGNED
(changing and/or writing content for CCS/NGSS/C3)

These companies - listed in alphabetical order - have indicated that they have chosen to EXPLICITLY ALIGN their materials with the CCS/NGSS/C3.

Some have made relatively small changes, and others have completely overhauled their products - or were even initially created based on the initiative. However, in all cases, conscious content changes were made to accommodate the CCS/NGSS/C3.

That said, it must be noted that the list simply indicates each company's position relative to the CCS/NGSS/C3. The coordinator of the research project does not endorse or reprove the use of any of these products and resources; it is up to each individual homeschool family to determine which materials - in any category - it should use.

Similarly, though I endeavor to be as accurate as possible, it is incumbent upon each family to do its own research because it's possible that the positions of some of these entities may change over time.

Click here for the downloadable PDF of the Explicitly Aligned (EXP) list.


OTHER

I was unable to place these companies onto any of the main lists. Please make note of the reason for each company.

Click here for the downloadable PDF of the Other Responses (OTH) list.


AWAITING A RESPONSE

Unless otherwise indicated, all contacts have been made via email. “VM” indicates that a voice mail was left on the company phone line, and “FB” denotes that a message was left on the company's Facebook page. A date in red serves as a reminder to the project director that the company has only been contacted once. The director will make every reasonable effort to continue to respectfully contact each company until she receives replies from all.

Click here for the downloadable PDF of the Awaiting (WAIT) list.


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