Master List for A


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This list contains a notation for every homeschool-related entity I 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 listed by Last Name, First Name).

I strongly recommend carefully reading all notes when considering any of the products. But to summarize my definitions for clarity here:

Independent (IND) = These companies 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.

Correlated (COR) = Each of these companies 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.

Ancillary Connections (ANC) = Each of these companies 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.

Explicitly Aligned (EXP) = These companies 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.

Other Responses (OTH) = Each of these companies either needs more time to formulate an official response, has indicated that it will only share its position with individual parents, is not interested in sharing its view at all, or did not respond after many attempts to elicit a reply. Check the list itself for details about each entity.

Awaiting a Response (WAIT) = Each of these companies has been queried, but has not yet sent a reply.

Suppliers/Distributors (SUP) = Unless otherwise noted, these companies do not publish any of their own materials or actually produce curriculum and educational products. Instead, they merely sell resources from a wide variety of other outlets, serving as suppliers/distributors. As such, they have not been queried in regard to the CCS/NGSS/C3. And to my knowledge, they all sell a wide variety of materials – whether independent, correlated, ancillarily connected, or explicitly aligned – without regard to any resource's CCS/NGSS/C3 status.


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COMPANY/PRODUCT CCS

Status

NOTES
A10 OTH

A10 was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS.

A+ Click EXP A+ Click “questions are based on the Common Core Standards.”
A+ Education Services EXP A+ Education Services is working to revise its materials to align with the CCS. Its first aligned materials will be available in Spring 2014.
A+ Tutorsoft COR A+ Tutorsoft clearly advertises that its products “meet and exceed common core standards,” even though its content has not been changed.
AAA Math IND
AAA Spell (and Vocabulary) IND
AAA Where IND
Abadaba Alphabet IND
Abbeville Press IND
ABC Jesus Loves Me IND
ABCmouse.com EXP ABCmouse.com has some aligned content now and will be adding more over time.
abcteach EXP abcteach advertises its alignment with the CCS.
ABCya.com COR The publisher of ABCya.com will not alter the site's content to align with the CCS. Instead, the site will “include a CCSS identifier at the bottom of [each] game description. So [parents and teachers will] get the same unchanged activities and an identifier...if [they] need to show alignment in [their] plans.”
AbeBooks SUP
AbeCeDarian OTH AbeCeDarian was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months - and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS..
A Beka IND A Beka's use of the term “Next-Generation” refers to the company's digital products. Neither A Beka's digital line nor its traditional products have any connection to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) associated with the CCS or to any CCS-associated standards.

A Beka Academy

IND A Beka's use of the term “Next-Generation” refers to the company's digital products. Neither A Beka's digital line nor its traditional products have any connection to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) associated with the CCS or to any CCS-associated standards.
Abiding Truth Ministry IND
Ability Based Learning (Joyce Herzog) IND
Abingdon Press IND
AbiTalk OTH

AbiTalk was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS..

Ablaze Publications

(Worldview Matters)

IND
Abrams Books COR Abrams Books shows correlations to the CCS among its non-fiction titles.
Abrome IND Since Abrome “learners take full control and ownership of what they want to learn and how they want to learn,” each student has complete control over what resources s/he chooses to use.
Academic Associates Reading Program IND
Academic Success for All Learners COR Academic Success for All Learners has not changed the content of its materials. However, it has researched how/where its program correlates with CCS and will make that information available to parents.
Academic Tutoring Centers OTH Academic Tutoring Centers opted not to provide information to me, indicating instead a desire to speak only with individual parents about their positions relative to the CCS/NGSS/C3.
Academy of Science for Kids IND
Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) IND ACE does offer Rosetta Stone, which his aligned to the CCS. However, it is an elective, not a program requirement.
Aceable IND
Acellus IND

EXP

Acellus has “developed courses that align to Common Core State Standards.” It “also offer[s] a non-Common Core edition for most...courses. Parents may select the version of the course that is best suited to their educational goals.”
Ace Reader (StepWare) EXP Ace Reader advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Achieve 3000

Empower 3000

eScience3000

KidBiz 3000

TeenBiz 3000

World of Biology

EXP Achieve 3000 advertises its alignment with the CCS and is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
AC Math (Adaptive Curriculum) EXP AC Math advertises its alignment with CCS and is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
Acorn Naturalists SUP
AC Science (Adaptive Curriculum) EXP
AC Vbooks (Adaptive Curriculum) EXP
ACSI (Purposeful Design Publications) COR Purposeful Design Publications, the publishing arm of ACSI, “will not make the CCSS the standard by which [it develops] textbooks. [The company is] committed to remaining independent of the CCSS.” However, though it “will not change any content in order to align with the CCSS, [it] will identify where, in [its] textbooks (as written), the CCSS are addressed by the content.”
Action Reading COR Action Reading advertises its support of the CCS.
Actuarial Foundation, The COR

The Actuarial Foundation advertises its correlations to the CCS.

Adams Media (FW Media) IND

EXP

The content of most Adams Media books will not be adjusted for the CCS. However, in 2015 the company has published five books for parents about CCS content: The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core Math: Grades K-5, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core Math: Grades 6-8, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core ELA: Grades K-5, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core ELA: Grades 6-8, and The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core Science: Grades 6-8.

AdaptedMind EXP
Addison Wesley (Pearson) EXP Addison Wesley is a Pearson imprint; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Advanced Training Institute International (ATI) IND
Advanced Writing Resouces

(The Lybrand Writing Method)

IND
Advance Publishing IND
Advantage Guided Reading

(A Beginning Advantage)

IND
Adventist Book Center SUP
Adventure Publications IND
Adventures from the Book of Virtues IND The Adventures from the Book of Virtues videos were produced between 1996 and 2000 by William Bennett. Dr. Bennett, a strong proponent of the CCS, has subsequently founded K12, a curriculum that is CCS-aligned. However, the videos were produced more than a decade before the CCS was implemented and have not been revised to align.
Adventures in Odyssey IND
Adventures of Bible Bear, The IND
Affordable Preschool Program IND
Africa World Press/The Red Sea Press IND
Agape Catholic Bible Study IND
AhaMath EXP AhaMath advertises its alignment with CCS and is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
AhaScience EXP The parent company of AhaScience advertises its alignment with CCS and is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
Aiko & Egor (See Beneath) IND
Aim Academy (Debra Bell) IND

ANC

Aim Academy offers AP courses, which are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses. However, it's worth noting that all AP courses must be approved by the College Board and that the College Board is in the process of changing AP courses and tests “reconcile” AP with the CCS. In order to maintain College Board approval, Aim Academy may have to make related changes as well. Similarly, Aim Academy prepares students for CLEP, ACT, and SAT testing. As such, if/when those tests align to the CCS, Aim may need to make some changes to its course content.
AIMS Education Foundation EXP AIMS Education Foundation advertises its alignment with the CCS.
AKA Homeschool Mom IND
Aladdin Books

(Simon & Schuster)

COR

Aladdin Books titles are included among Simon & Schuster titles that support the CCS.

Albert's Insomnia IND
Albert Whitman & Company COR Albert Whitman has not changed the content of the literature it publishes (including The Boxcar Children), but is has developed charts to show CCS correlation to many of its resources, in addition to publishing CCS teacher's guides.
Alcazar Audioworks IND
Alef Press IND
ALEKS IND EXP ALEKS has a number of aligned courses and some “traditional” (non-aligned) ones. I recommend checking directly with the company to determine the status of particular courses. ALEKS is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
ALERT Cadet IND
Alexandria Plan, The EXP The Alexandria Plan was created for the CCS and – under the auspices of its parent company, Common Core Inc. - received grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.
Alfa Typing IND
Alfred Music IND
Algebra for Breakfast IND
Alibris SUP
ALISON IND
All About GOD IND
All About History IND
All About Learning Press

All About Spelling

All About Reading

IND
All American History IND
All Kids Network OTH All Kids Network was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months - and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS..
Allon Books IND
All Science Fair Projects OTH

All Science Fair Projects was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS..

Alphabet Rockers EXP Alphabet Rockers “uses the current standards each time [it releases] new products.”
Alphablocks IND

Alphablocks is “is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage phonics programme taught in Reception in the United Kingdom” rather than any US standards.

Alpha Omega (AOP)

Horizons

Ignitia

LIFEPAC

Monarch
Switched-On Schoolhouse

Weaver

IND Alpha-Omega has purposed to avoid using any CCS-related resources when making any revisions to any of its product lines.
Alpha Omega Institute (AOI) IND
Alpha-Phonics IND
Al Tilmeedh Publications OTH Al Tilmeedh was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email) over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS..
Always Ice Cream IND

ANC

Content produced by Always Ice Cream is independent of the CCS. However, the site allows users to post suggested video content, some of which comes from sources aligned with or correlated to the CCS.
Amanda Bennett IND
Amazing Academy OTH

Amazing Academy was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email) over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS.

Amazing Bible Timeline IND
Amazon SUP In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor, Amazon has also created Amazon Studios, its own product line of educational media, which is listed separately in the database.
Amazon Studios OTH

Amazon Studios was contacted multiple times over the course of several months and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS/C3.

Ambleside Online IND The Ambleside Online Advisory has directed interested parties to gauge the intent and content of AO's program based on its website rather than on a statement from them. Being familiar with AO and having examined the site, I know there is no direct CCS-alignment, but I did discover that AO recommends some math programs that are aligned. Of course, it also recommends some that are not, so AO users have clear choices in that regard.
Ambleside Schools International ANC The Ambleside Schools International curriculum uses many living books and resources independent of the CCS. However, it also incorporates some aligned resources (i.e., Everyday Math, Loyola Press).
Ambrose Video IND
American Book Company EXP American Book Company advertises its alignment with the CCS.
American Education Publishers

Brighter Child

Carson-Dellosa

Frank Schaffer

Instructional Fair

Learning Spot Library

Mark Twain Media Publishing

School Specialty Publishing

Spectrum

EXP American Education Publishers is simply another name for Carson-Dellosa, which is aligned with the CCS.
American Girl IND In terms of its books and magazine, American Girl “does not officially submit to any curriculum or educational standards” at this time. It may decide to do so at some point in the future, but has no immediate plans.
American Heritage Education Foundation IND Materials produced by the non-profit AHEF are

currently independent of the CCS. However, it may eventually show correlations (after the social studies CCS are developed).

American Heritage Girls (AHG) IND
American High School EXP
American History for the Ears (Homeschool Radio Shows) IND
American Home-School Publishing IND
American Language Reading Program (Lighthouse Publishers) IND
American School ANC

COR

According to the American School website, “the school [fulfills its] mission, in part, informed by the [CCS], but [it is] not bound by those standards. [The CCS does] not dictate instructional methodologies or paper-based or online materials used within subjects. Rather,

[CCS establishes] clear and measurable goals for what students should know, understand and be able to accomplish at the end of a course or grade.” The program also utilizes some books from publishers who have aligned to the CCS, though that varies by class. And coursework written by American School itself has not been changed to align.

American Science & Surplus SUP
American Technical Publishers IND
American View, The

(Institute on the Constitution)

IND
American Vision, The OTH

The American Vision was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS.

America's Christian History IND
America's Math Teacher (AMT) IND

AMES International School of Ministry

IND
AMG Publishers IND
Ampersand Press IND
AmScope SUP
AMSCO School Publications EXP To date, AMSCO has aligned its math, language arts, and science, in line with the CCS and NGSS documents. Other AMSCO curricular areas (such as foreign language) are not aligned (at this time) since official CCS documents to not (yet) exist in other academic areas.
Analytical Grammar IND
Andrews McMeel Publishing COR Andrews McMeel has “not changed [its] content in any way to align to these standards...but [has] noted how [its] books [correlated] to the standards.”
Aneko Press IND
Angelicum Curriculum

(Great Books Academy)

IND Angelicum Curriculum uses some pre-CCS versions of resources that are now aligned. It has purchased as many older books as possible and is committed to not using any CCS-related resources. If it becomes impossible to find pre-CCS editions of what it currently uses, it will replace those books with non-CCS ones.
Animal Trackers Club IND
Animated Hebrew IND
Animated-Literacy COR Animated-Literacy has written a detailed analysis of ways in which it correlates to the CCS.
Animating Kids! IND
Animation Chefs IND
Animation Course, The IND
Annenberg Learner EXP Annenberg Learner advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Anness Publishing (Southwater) IND
Annick Press COR Annick Press “now [includes correlation] information for books posted on [its] website.”
Answers in Genesis IND
Antiochian IND
Any Novel Novel Study Guide OTH

Any Novel Novel Study Guide was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS.

Apex Learning EXP Apex advertises its alignment with CCS on its website. It is also iendorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
AplusMath IND
Apologetics Press IND
Apologia IND
Apples4theteacher OTH

Apples4theteacher was contacted multiple times - at least seven over the course of several months – and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS.

Applesauce Press

(Cider Mill Books)

IND
Applewood Books IND
Applied Grammar IND
Applied Inspirations IND
Aprende Hablando EXP As of Fall 2016, Aprende Hablando “[hasn't] yet altered [its] materials in order to align with the CCS/NGSS/C3. However, [its] purpose is to do [that] in the near future.”
Aquinas Academy

(based in Delaware)

IND
Arbor Algebra COR Arbor Algebra advertises ways in which its materials match aspects of the CCS.
Arbordale Publishing

(formerly Sylvan Dell Publishing)

COR Arbordale Publishing advertises titles that correlate with the CCS/NGSS.
Arcademic Skill Builders COR Arcademic Skill Builders lists how its games correlate with some of the CCS.
Archaeology and the Bible (ChristianAnswers.net) IND
AreYouGame.com

(formerly University Games)

EXP
Arithmetic Village IND
Armfield Academic Press IND
Around the World in 180 Days (Apologia) IND
Arquilevich, Gabriel IND
Arsenal Pulp Press IND
Art Achieve COR By the end of Summer 2014, Art Achieve will show how its lessons align with the new National Standards for Art Education, which are aligned with the CCS.
Artec Educational IND Because Artec only offers science materials, it is not aligned to the CCS. However, it may align if/when common core standards are developed for science. The company will determine how to proceed if those standards are adopted.
Art for Kids Hub OTH

Art for Kids Hub was contacted multiple times over the course of several months and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS/C3.

Art in History COR

Art in History advertises its correlations to the CCS.

Artios IND
Artistic Pursuits IND
Artist's Way, The (Julia Cameron) IND
ArtK12 IND
Art of Eloquence IND
Art of Problem Solving IND The Art of Problem Solving materials are developed for “high-performing math students, for whom state standards, be they the CCS or others, are typically insufficient. [Its] materials go far beyond state standards (although sometimes [it covers] topics in different orders than the standards), so [it doesn't] worry so much about precisely aligning to this set of

standards or that one.”

The owner of this company also owns Beast Academy, which is CCS-aligned.

Artpac (Share-a-Care) IND
Artrageous with Nate ANC Artrageous with Nate is primarily aligned with the National Visual Arts Standards, but it collaborates with Edutopia and PBS Learning Media, which are aligned with the CCS.
Artsonia IND Artsonia is currently independent of the CCS, though it may decide to make changes in Summer 2015.
Artsy Startsy IND
Artterro IND
Ascend Math EXP Ascend Math advertises its alignment with CCS on its website. It is also iendorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
Ascension Press IND
Ashley Preston Publishing IND
AskDrCallahan.com IND AskDrCallahan.com may show CCS correlations at some point in the future, but only if there is a customer demand for it.
Aslan Academy (C.S. Lewis Institute) IND
ASL Nook IND ASL Nook may correlate to the CCS at some point in the future, but has no current plans to do so.
Atelier Homeschool Art IND
Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon & Schuster) COR

Atheneum Books for Young Readers titles are included among Simon & Schuster titles that support the CCS.

A to Z Teacher Stuff EXP A to Z Teacher Stuff advertises its alignment with CCS on its website.
Attainment COR Attainment shows in its catalog and on its website ways in which its products correlate to the CCS.
Audio Memory Publishing IND
Audio-Visual Drawing Program OTH

Audio-Visual Drawing Program has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.

Auditory Integration Training Services IND
Augsburg Fortress IND
Aunt Ruth Grammar

(Gennesaret Press)

IND
Autism Smiles IND
Autodesk EXP AutoDesk advertises its alignment with CCS.
Auto Upkeep Homeschool Curriculum

(Rolling Hills Publishing

IND Auto Upkeep is currently not aligned or correlated with the CCS. However, the company has not yet determined if it will eventually change any content to align or show correlations. The publisher needs to fully evaluate the CCS before making those determinations.
Avancemos! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) IND Though a majority of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt product lines are aligned with the CCS, its World Languages resources remain independent of the initiative.
Avara Educational Quests EXP Avara advertises that its books and games are aligned with the CCS.
AV Concepts Corporation COR AV Concepts worktexts appear to now be owned/distributed by Edcon Publishing Group, which “posts CCS-correlation information on its website.”
AVKO Handwriting (AVKO Foundation) IND
AVKO Keyboarding (AVKO Foundation) IND
AVKO Reading (AVKO Foundation) IND
AVKO Writing (AVKO Foundation) IND
AWANA IND
AWANA Homeschool IND
Awesome Science Media IND
Axis Virtual IND
Ayn Rand Education COR Ayn Rand Education plans to document its correlations to the CCS soon.
Azar Grammar (Pearson/Longman) EXP Azar Grammar is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
AZ Coloring OTH

AZ Coloring was contacted multiple times over the course of several months and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it has chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS/C3.

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