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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|Babble Dabble Do||IND||
As of Winter 2016, Babble Dabble Do is independent of the CCS. The resource's creator does want to alter her products to align “but at this point [she doesn't] have a timeline for it.”
|Back Home Industries (BHI)||IND|
|Back-to-Homeschool Magazine||OTH||Back-to-Homeschool Magazine 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.|
|Baden-Powell Service Association||IND|
|Baker & Taylor Publishing Group
Thunder Bay Press
|At this point, most Baker & Taylor books are independent of the CCS. However, the company does have some books under its Silver Dolphin imprint whose content is “taken from several key points in the Common Core State Standards.”|
|Baker Publishing Group||IND|
|Balancing the Sword||OTH||Balancing the Sword 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.|
|Baldwin Project, The||IND||The Baldwin Project is a subsidiary of Yesterday's Classics, which is independent of the CCS.|
|Ball Stick Bird Reading||IND|
|B&H Publishing Group (LifeWay)||IND|
|Bandusia Tutorials||IND||Bandusia Tutorials is committed to remaining
independent of the CCS. As such, it must be noted that it utilizes a 2006 (pre-CCS) edition of The Write Source. New editions of The Write Source are correlated, but Bandusia will not use that or future correlated or aligned versions of the book.
|Banyan Literary & Art Magazine, The||IND||In working with third-party vendors, Banyan will “always look for non-[CCS] aligned material. If anything is aligned [we] will do [our] best to provide a disclaimer to that effect so parents are aware.”|
|Bar Charts||EXP||Bar Charts has a series of Quick Study guides that are aligned to the CCS.|
|Barefoot Books||COR||When first queried in 2014, Barefoot Books noted that it might choose at some point to promote the CCS, as it now does by virtue of endorsing this post on its website.|
|Barefoot Big Shots||IND|
|Barefoot Ragamuffin Curricula||IND|
|Bari Koral Family Rock Band||IND|
|Barker Creek||COR||Barker Creek “will not change any content but will advertise various ways that [its] materials (as written) align with CCS.”|
|Barnes & Noble||SUP||In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor, Barnes & Noble has also created its own product line, Flash Kids Harcourt Family Learning, which is listed separately.|
|Barr None Music Publishers||IND|
|Barron's||COR||Barron's has many titles in its Painless Series – including Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Fractions, Math Word Problems, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing, Chemistry, and Earth Science – as well as quite a few other titles that have been “evaluated to make sure they follow the Common Core standards.”|
|Barton Reading & Spelling System||COR||Barton has created a document detailing its correlations to the CCS.|
|Basic Christian Education||IND|
|Basic Cozy Spelling Course, The
|BBC Active English Language Learning (Pearson)||EXP||BBC Active is a Pearson subsidiary; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|BBC Active Languages (Pearson)||EXP||BBC Active is a Pearson subsidiary; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|BBC Active Video for Learning
|EXP||BBC Active is a Pearson subsidiary; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|Beacon of Hope Online Schoolhouse||IND|
|Beast Academy||EXP||Beast Academy advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Bechtel Books (Speedy Spanish)||IND|
|Bee Bright||IND||Bee Bright is based on UK standards.|
|Beestar||IND||Beestar would prefer and expects to remain independent of the CCS but will correlate or align if most site users began to request such changes.|
|Beginning Advantage, A
Advantage Guided Reading
A Reason for Handwriting
A Reason for Science
A Reason for Spelling
|Behold Your God||IND|
|Bejing Math||COR||Technically, Bejing Math “is aligned with Chinese National Curriculum of Mathematics.” However, the publisher acknowledges that “it covers all common core standards and requirements.”|
|Belhaven University High Scholars Program||IND||The Belhaven University High Scholars Program uses only college-level books (which are, by definition, beyond the scope of the CCS) and materials written by Belhaven professors.|
|Be Naurally Curious||COR||Be Naturally Curious “use[s] the newly-published Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), developed by the National Science Foundation, to provide a framework for which concepts and skills are covered in each course.”|
|Benchmark Education||EXP||Benchmark Education advertises its alignment with the CCS and was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.|
|Bendon Publishing||COR||Bendon advertises its correlation with the CCS on many of its book covers.|
|BereanBuilders Publishing||IND||BereanBuilders opposes the CCS and currently only publishes material that is unaligned. As this new company adds authors, it will discourage them from writing to anything other than a biblical standard and that of creating “the best...material in the field.” It will not turn away any author with high-quality material even if it's been written to align with the CCS. But it “would insist they at a minimum publish a blog post stating that they did so and what their reason was for doing so.”|
|Berlitz Publishing||IND||Current Berlitz products are not aligned or correlated with the CCS, but the company is looking into doing one or the other for future publications.|
|Better Explained||IND||Better Explained “may organize topics so people who are using existing standards can easily find the most appropriate ones,” but has not decided whether or not to do that and has no plans to address the CCS.|
|BetterLesson||EXP||Better Lesson is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and received grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.|
Beyond Phonics 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.
|Beyond the Science Lab
(Mr. Science Teacher)
|Bible History||OTH||Bible History 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.|
|Bible in Living Sound, The||IND|
|Bible Literacy Project||EXP||Bible Literacy Project “plans to develop a correlation to the Common Core standards with the release of The Bible and Its Influence, 3rd edition, in a digital format. ...The textbook will include some additional [CCS-aligned] content, introduced either in the lesson itself or through assignments, projects, or extension links.”|
|Bible Memory Time||IND|
|Bible Road Trip (Thinking Kid Press)||IND|
|Bible Study Fellowship||IND|
|Bible Study Guide for All Ages||IND|
|BibleWriter (Kirsten Joy Torrado)||OTH||
The creator of BibleWriter has stated that she is not interested in sharing her position, either with me or with other individual parents.
|BibleWriter.com (John Sears Ministries)||IND|
|Biblical Archeology Society||IND||The Biblical Archeology Society has indicated that its materials are designed primarily for post-secondary use. As such, they have no connection to the CCS.|
|Biblical Discipleship Ministries||IND|
|Bien dit! (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.|
|Big Brainz||COR||Big Brainz advertises its correlations to the CCS.|
|Big History Project||EXP||Big History Project is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|Big IQ Kids||IND|
|Big Read, The
(National Endowment for the Arts)
|IND||The Big Read resources were developed with pre-CCS NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) standards in mind.|
|Bilingual Books for Kids||IND|
|Bill of Rights Institute||COR||The Bill of Rights Institute does “advertise how [its] material can fit into the CCS framework.”|
|Billy Graham Library||IND||The BIlly Graham Library advertises that its lesson plans “[meet] both North Carolina and federal education standards,” but this statement refers to the 1996 National Standards for History in the Schools and the North Carolina Essential Standards, both of which are different than the CCS/NGSS/C3.|
BioLogos does not produce its own curriculum, but among its resources is a Homeschool Forum though which it recommends a number of explicitly aligned resources (i.e., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson, CK-12.org, etc.). It also promotes the NGSS.
|Biology4Kids (Andrew Rader Studios)||OTH||
Rader's Kapili 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 positions on the CCS/NexGen.
|Birch Court Books||SUP|
|Bird Cage Press||IND|
|Bitstrips for Schools||IND|
|Bizzy Bee Education Supplies||SUP|
|BJU Press||COR||BJU's position is somewhat difficult to decipher. The company's website clearly states that many of its materials are purposely correlated with "state and national standards" and defends the CCS. However, a company representative has indicated via email that no
materials have (yet) been changed solely because of the CCS. Thus, though BJU has created documents to show how its materials correlate with the CCS, and it's clear that the CCS has already been and will continue to be taken into account going forward, it seems that
the actual content of BJU materials has not been changed at this time. However, the company has indicated that it will refer to the CCS and may make changes that may specifically align with the CCS if it deems those changes to be in accordance with BJU's educational philosophy. Thus, I highly recommend that potential BJU customers contact the company directly to ask specifically about particular products in which they are interested.
|BJU Press Distance Learning||COR||BJU's position is somewhat difficult to decipher. The company's website clearly states that many of its materials are purposely correlated with "state and national standards" and defends the CCS. However, a company representative has indicated via email that no
materials have (yet) been changed solely because of the CCS. Thus, though BJU has created documents to show how its materials correlate with the CCS, and it's clear that the CCS has already been and will continue to be taken into account going forward, it seems that
the actual content of BJU materials has not been changed at this time. However, the company has indicated that it will refer to the CCS and may make changes that may specifically align with the CCS if it deems those changes to be in accordance with BJU's
educational philosophy. Thus, I highly recommend that potential BJU customers contact the company directly to ask specifically about particular products in which they are interested.
|Blackbird & Company Educational Press||EXP||Blackbird & Company advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers||IND||Black Dog & Leventhal may consider correlations on a case-by-case basis with future publications, but has no plans to do so at this time.|
|Blackstone Audio||COR||Blackstone Audio has “compiled a collection of [its] audiobooks that are on the common core lists and [promotes] them within the library and school markets.”|
|Blessed Heritage, A||IND||A Blessed Heritage is not aligned and the publisher has no immediate plans to align any content. She may in the future consider some “details of the Common Core Standards that allow [her] to complete [her] personal commitment to [her] customers” - i.e., a “strong commitment to present to [them] the best in literature that tells a more inclusive portrayal of American history.” But at present she has no plans in that regard.|
|Blessed is the Man (Lynda Coats)||IND||Blessed is the Man (BITM) suggests an extensive array of resources, some of which are aligned with or correlated to the CCS. No particular resources are required, though, so one may avoid CCS-related material if desired. Users should cross-reference all BITM suggestions against the lists on this database.|
|Blick Art Materials||SUP||In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor, Blick Art Materials has also created its own product line of lesson plans, which is listed separately.|
|Blick Lesson Plans||IND|
|Bloomsbury Publishing||COR||Bloomsbury advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Blue Apple Press||OTH||
Blue Apple Press 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.
|Blue Book of Grammar, The||COR||The Blue Book of Grammar advertises that it “will prove to be a valuable tool for teachers and students in achieving the goals of the Common Core State StandardsInitiative.”|
|Blue Knights Boys' Club
|Blue Manor Academy||IND|
|BMI Educational Services, Inc.||EXP||BMI advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Bob Books||COR||The publisher of the Bob Books will not change any of the books' content to align with the CCS. However, the company did report in June 2013 that, “...Many of the Bob Book reading strategies are in alignment with Common Core recommendations. We will at some time document our alignment with those standards, and we may provide supplemental materials for those who wish to align with Common Core.” And by April 2016, the company's website had begun advertising the books' correlations to the CCS.|
|Bogart Family Resources||IND|
(The Language Tortoise)
Bonjour Tonton! 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.
|Book Adventure||IND||Though Book Adventure is a subsidiary of the CCS aligned Sylvan Learning, the company reports that it is “not planning to be aligned or correlated with CCS.”|
|Book in Time, A||IND|
|Book of Acts, The (Cheri Gamble)||IND|
Bookrags 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.
|Books for Results||IND|
|BookShark||ANC||Materials written by BookShark itself, as well as many of its resources from other publishers, are not aligned. However, the company does incorporate into its packages some materials from companies that are correlated (i.e., Handwriting without Tears, Usborne) and others that have aligned content (i.e., Instructional Fair, DK).|
|Bookshelf Central||IND||Bookshelf Central sells Tapestry of Grace-related products.|
|Books on Tape||COR||Books on Tape has created a support website that shows the correlations of its material to the CCS.|
|Boom Writer||COR||Boom Writer advertises its correlations to the CCS.|
|Boulden Publishing||IND||Boulden Publishing materials are aligned with standards for school counselors, not academic standards such as the CCS.|
|Boundless||IND||Since all the content at Boundless is college-level, it does not address the CCS.|
|Boyd Mills Press||COR||Boyd Mills Press directs customers to email the company to learn which of its products are correlated to the CCS.|
|Boy Scouts of America||IND|
|Boys' Life Magazine||IND|
|Bozeman Science||EXP||Bozeman Science advertises that it “has created a series of videos on the Next Generation Science Standards.”|
|Bradley Sowash Music||IND|
|Brain Balance Centers||IND|
(Advanced Brain Technologies)
|Brain Candy TV||IND||
Brain Candy TV may consider aligning with the CCS/NGSS or other educational standards in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.
|Brain Child at Home||EXP||
Brain Child at Home advertises that it is a “Common Core Endorsing Partner” and that “subscriptions include extra lessons that cover the essential skills that your child must master to handle...Common Core concepts.”
Brainetics 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.
|Brain Gym||IND||Brain Gym would like to align its resources to the CCS, but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Brain In a Bag||IND|
|Brainingcamp||EXP||Brainingcamp is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|Brain POP||EXP||Brain POP is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|BrainQuest (Workman Publishing)||EXP||BrainQuest advertises it is “newly revised and updated to align” with the CCS.|
|Brainware Safari||COR||Brainware Safari advertises that it supports the implementation of the CCS. It also advertises that “it helps support accountability by addressing the cognitive development...students need to meet the academic challenges they face within the new Common Core Standards.”|
|Brainy Baby (The Brainy Company)||IND|
|Brainy Bloom (Learning by Grace)||ANC||Brainy Bloom is a subsidiary of Learning by Grace. Though materials written by Learning by Grace subsidiaries themselves are not aligned and some of its partners are also independent of the CCS, the programs do incorporate resources from quite a few CCS-aligned companies (i.e., BrainPop, Moby Max, Learnetic, etc.).|
|Brainzy||EXP||Brainzy advertised in its Fall 2014 press release that it “is aligned with the Common Core Curriculum State Standards for early reading and math.”|
|Bramley Books||OTH||Bramley Books has opted not to provide information to me, indicating instead a desire to speak only with individual parents about its position relative to the CCS/NGSS.|
|Brave Life Academy||COR||Though Brave Life Academy says it uses Alpha Omega materials, which are wholly independent of the CCS/NGSS, it advertises at every grade level that it “follows” the CCS and/or NGSS. Thus, the materials are not actually aligned to the CCS/NGSS, but Brave Life Academy clearly supports the initiatives.|
Breakaway Books 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.
|Breaking the Barrier||IND|
|Breaking News English||IND|
|Breezin' Thru Theory||COR||
Breezin' Thru Theory advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Brennan Innovators replied to my query that it is “aligned” with the CCS. However, Brennan did not create its reading tool for the CCS and has not changed it for the initiative. Instead, Brennan acknowledges that its tool facilitates some of the CCS goals. As such, it is actually correlated based on our database definitions.
Bricks4Kidz has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
|Bridgeway Homeschool Academy||IND
|“Bridgeway Academy works with parents and students to determine a customized curriculum package that would best suit each student. Advisors rely on the results of each student’s learning style assessment and their past experience with various types of curriculum when making recommendations. Although a few online resources that Bridgeway uses have some alignment to the CCS (i.e., ALEKS, Compass Learning), Bridgeway Academy has not aligned their use of that online content to the Common Core. In addition, parents may specifically request only non-aligned curriculum titles, and parental preferences in that regard are honored by the academy.”
In terms of the program's AP courses, AP classes are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses. But it's worth noting that all AP classes must be approved by the College Board and that the College Board is in the process of changing AP courses and tests to “reconcile” AP with the CCS. In order to maintain College Board approval, the AP classes offered by Bridgeway Academy will have to make related changes as well.
|Bright Education||EXP||Bright Education advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Brighter Child, A||SUP||A Brighter Child is a supplier/distributor. This a different entity than Brighter Child, a subsidiary of Carson-Dellosa.|
(American Education Publishers)
|EXP||Brighter Child is part of Carson-Dellosa, which is CCS-aligned. This is a different entity than A Brighter Child, a supplier/distributor.|
|Bright Hub Education||ANC||
Bright Hub Education is primarily an educational resouce site, offering articles and ideas to homeschoolers and others. It does not appear to write to the CCS or list where its resources match the CCS, but its listings include articles and plans promoting the CCS and its use (i.e., if one searches for “Bright Hub Education and common core”).
|Bright Ideas Press
|Brightly Beaming Resources
(Letter of the Week)
|IND||Brightly Beaming Resources (Letter of the Week) (BBR/LOTW) is a Canada-based program. As such, its creator has no plans to align with the CCS, and everything she has written (and will write going forward) has no intentional connection to the initiative. Additionally, most of the resources pertain to toddlers and preschoolers and/or are largely based on literature and music that have no official connection to the CCS. With school-age materials, BBR/LOTW does suggest a few resources from some entities that have correlated with or aligned to the CCS since the program was created (Explode the Code, Starfall, etc.), but the suggested literature itself has not changed (that is, correlation only occurs in teacher's guides that BBR/LOTW does not include), and BBR/LOTW offers multiple options (i.e., for phonics instruction) so parents wanting to use the BBR/LOTW program can easily avoid the CCS if desired.|
|Bright Ring Publishing||IND|
|Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
|COR||Susan Barton has created a document detailing her materials' correlations to the CCS.|
|Brightstorm||ANC||Brightstorm creates videos based on the content found in textbooks from a variety of mainstream publishers. If the CCS is incorporated into such books, Brightstorm videos may include such content as well.|
|Bringing Up Learners||OTH||
Bringing Up Learners 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.
|Brinkman Adventures, The||IND|
Britannica Digital Learning
|COR||Though the content at Britannica Online does not appear to have been changed to accommodate the CCS, the site clearly shows CCS correlations for every grade level.|
|Broadway Books (Random House)||COR||Broadway Books is a subsidiary of Random House, which has created CCS-correlated “educator guides” for its titles.|
|Brownie Points||EXP||Brownie Points is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|Buckaroo Buckeye||COR||The publisher of Buckaroo Buckeye supports the CCS and will publish a correlations document on her website.|
|Build Your Library||ANC||Though neither the Build Your Library plans nor most of the materials it employs are aligned with the CCS, the program uses some explicitly aligned (i.e., DK, National Geographic) materials as key spines at different grade levels.|
|Burton Reading||IND||Burton Reading is committed to remaining
independent of any particular standards, especially for homeschoolers. It “may” develop CCS correlation documents for its public school clients, but “any program designed for schools will be independent from [its] homeschool specific curriculum.”
|BuzzMath||EXP||BuzzMath is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|Byki (Transparent Language)||IND||Byki may choose at some point to align with or correlate to the CCS but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|BYU Independent Study||EXP||BYU Independent Study advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|By the Way Series||IND|
|By Way of the Family||SUP|