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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|Cadron Creek (Prairie Primer)||IND|
|CalcuLadder (School Made Simple)||IND|
|Calculus Professor, The||IND|
|Calculus without Tears
|California Weekly Explorer||EXP|
|Calvert School||EXP||According to an education counselor at Calvert, the program is “written to national standards.” As such, it has been and will continue to be revised to align with the CCS. Small changes have been made to the language arts materials. For math, Calvert currently offers one aligned program and one non-aligned program. The non-aligned program will be available for the 2013-14 school year, but may not be offered after that. No changes have yet been made to other content areas since there are no official common core standards for other subjects at this time.|
|Calvinist Cadet Corps, The||IND|
|Cambridge Academy, The||IND
|Some Cambridge Academy classes are Advanced Placement (AP), which has ancillary connections with the CCS. But non-AP Cambridge Academy material is independent of the initiative.
In terms of the program's AP preparation 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 Cambridge Academy will have to make related changes as well.
|Cambridge University Press||COR||In response to our query, Cambridge University Press directed us to search its online catalogue. Our search yielded several titles related to promotion of the CCS.|
|Camden House||IND||Camden House books are “directed at college and graduate level academia.” As such, they are not related to CCS, which affects K-12 materials.|
|Camp Infinity (Answers in Genesis)||IND|
|Camp Invention||EXP||Camp Invention advertises that its “curricula are aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.”|
|Candlewick Press||COR||Candlewick Press advertises its publication of CCS-approved “exemplar texts.”|
|Candy 4Way Phonics||IND|
Capstone Interactive Library
Capstone Young Readers
Compass Point Books
Picture Window Books
Stone Arch Books
|EXP||Capstone advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Carden Educational Foundation||IND|
(Crown Financial Ministries)
|IND||CareerDIRECT is a service of Crown Financial Ministries, which is independent of the CCS.|
Little Book Lane
|IND||Carl's Corner (and its affiliated sites – all of which are in the process of being moved to Carl's Corner) have not been correlated to or aligned with the CCS at this time. However, the site's creator has helped a school to align some of its content to the CCS and, though such plans are not imminent, she may consider aligning the Carl's Corner content in the future.|
|Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
|EXP||Carmen Sandiego is “specifically aligned to the Mathematics Common Core State Standards for grades four and five.”|
|Carol's Affordable Curriculum||EXP||Carol's Affordable Curriculum advertises its alignment with the CCS and states on its website that, “we are now adding the Core Standards to each project.”|
(American Education Publishers)
|EXP||Carson-Dellosa advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Cartoon Network||OTH||Cartoon 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.|
|CASA Fun Club||COR||The creator of CASA Fun Club has incorporated the English language arts CCS into her program.|
|Cat & Dog Theology (UnveilinGLORY)||IND|
|Catchup Math||EXP||Catchup Math is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|Catholic Heritage||IND||Catholic Heritage utilizes Modern Curriculum Press (MCP) for math in the primary grades. However, it currently uses 2005 editions, which are not CCS aligned (NOTE: Aligned materials will be copyrighted 2010 or later). Additionally, though, Catholic Heritage also uses materials published by the Catholic Textbook Project, at least some of which have been altered to include supplemental material “supportive” of the CCS. Catholic Textbook Project is listed as correlated for that reason, and users of Catholic
Heritage products should be aware of the existence of correlating documents within Catholic Textbook Project materials.
|Catholic Schoolhouse||IND||The Grammar Memory Work Program of Catholic Schoolhouse is the program's main framework, and it is independent of the CCS. Some pages of the website share aligned resources (i.e., ALEKS, Evan-Moor, Sheppard Software), but “those are just things [its] users have suggested as accompaniments... Any listed texts [beyond the program 'tour guides'] are not required, nor integrated, just ideas brought...by families that use Catholic Schoolhouse to begin the process of choosing if...they desire to use text to accompany the memory work.” Interested parties should be sure to cross-reference any such suggestions against this database's listings.|
|Catholic Textbook Project||COR||Though the Catholic Textbook Project says it will not change the content of its courses in order to align with the CCS, it does provide supporting materials – for those who want or need to know – showing where/how its materials (as written) correlate.|
|Cathy & Marcy||IND|
|Caught'ya Grammar (Maupin House)||COR||Though many programs offered by Maupin House are explicitly aligned, Caught'ya Grammar is an older program; as such, it has been correlated, not changed to align.|
Cedar Fort “neither promote[s] nor discourage[s] any regard to CCS/NGSS/C3. [It does] not have any...example of a [Cedar Fort author] with a brand or work that is affected by consideration for those issues, and [it is] not able to say what influence or direction [it] would take on their content should [an author] integrate or promote any of those initiatives. ...[But] “as of [Summer 2016], no employee of Cedar Fort has given consideration to the CCS/NGSS/C3 initiative in working with any creator or submission.”
|Celebration Press (Pearson)
Words Their Way
|EXP||Celebration Press is a Pearson subsidiary; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|Cell-fie Science||IND||Cell-fie Science is not aligned with or correlated to the CCS or NGSS and has no plans to do so. However, the videos' creator may eventually consider such connections if/when she has time.|
|Center for Civic Education||COR||The Center for Civic Education has posted correlations on its website, “where they are listed by textbook.”|
|Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT)||IND||CIMT “[produces]...mathematics resources to be used world wide but [they] are developed to fit with the National Curriculum in the UK and not directly for the USA.”|
|Centrifuge Language Arts Curricululm||IND|
|Some Cerebellum Corporation classes are Advanced Placement (AP), which has ancillary connections with the CCS. But non-AP Cerebellum Corporation material is independent of the initiative.
In terms of the program's AP preparation 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 Cerebellum Corporation will have to make related changes as well.
|cFitness Academy (Carone Fitness)||EXP|
|Chalk Dust||COR||Chalk Dusk advertises that it “is more comprehensive and above Common Core Standards since [its] books are published by the College Division of Cengage Learning (formerly the College Division of Houghton Mifflin). These books are sold to colleges in all states and hence meet math standards in those states.”|
Chalk Preschool 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.
|Challenge Math (Hickory Grove Press)||IND|
|Chaney Electronics, Inc.||OTH||Chaney Electronics has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.|
|Character Building for Families||IND|
|Character Corner, The||IND|
|Character Counts||COR||Character Counts says that its “program materials are designed to meet any curriculum needs including Common Core and other standards.”|
|Character Quality Language Arts (Training for Triumph)||IND|
|Characters of Character||OTH||
Characters of Character 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. I welcome any response it may choose to provide at some point in the future. However, I believe I've given ample opportunity for each to respond and will not be sending additional queries.
|Character Writing Worksheets||IND|
|Charity Christian Academy||IND
|For its Online/Video option, Charity Christian Academy uses Alpha-Omega's Ignitia program, which is independent of the CCS. In its Traditional/Textbook program, some optional add-in resources have connections to the CCS, but all required components are independent of the initiative.
Charity Christian Academy also offers a few 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, Charity Christian Academy may have to make related changes as well.
|Charlesbridge||COR||Charlesbridge advertises how its books correlate with the CCS.|
|Cheerful Cursive/Happy Handwriting||IND|
|Chegg Tutors||ANC||Chegg Tutors advertises “partnerships” with several CCS-aligned companies (i.e., Pearson, McGraw Hill, Macmillan, Wiley).|
|Chem4Kids (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.
|ChemAdvantage.com||ANC||ChemAdvantage.com only offers only AP Chemistry, which is not directly covered by the CCS because it is 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 to “reconcile” AP with the CCS. In order to maintain College Board approval, ChemAdvantage.com will have to make related
changes as well.
|Chess Kid||COR||Chess Kid is “currently making every reasonable effort to map [its] curriculum and tools to meet” the CCS.|
|Chester Comix||COR||The author of Chester Comix will continue his work to show how his materials align to previously-written (content-driven) state social studies standards, adding information for more states over time. He does show|
|Most Chesterton Press books and materials remain independent of the CCS, though (as of November 2015) one study guide has been correlated.|
|Chicago Review Press Children's||IND|
|Child 1st Publications||IND|
|Childbloom Guitar Program, The||IND|
|Childcraft (World Book)||EXP||Childcraft is a subsidiary of World Book, which has aligned with the CCS.|
|Children in Action (WMU)||IND|
|Children Learning Reading||IND|
|Child's Play International||COR||Child's Play International “promote[s] [its] natural support of” the CCS.|
|Child's World, The||COR||The Child's World has chosen to advertise its correlations to the CCS.|
|Chosen People Ministries||IND|
|Christa McAuliffe School of Arts and Sciences (CMASAS)||ANC||CMASAS uses material from many other resource providers, including all the mainstream textbook publishers and Compass Learning (all of whom are aligned with the CCS). It would be possible to individualize a CMASAS course to avoid CCS material, but parents and students would need to work with CMASAS staff to make such accommodations since the default coursework regularly includes aligned material. Additinally, CMASAS also offers AP classes. And though AP classes are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, 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 CMASAS will have to make related changes as well.|
|Christian Academy of America||IND||
Christian Academy of America uses Alpha-Omega's Ignitia materials for its Online/Video program and Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) for its Traditional/Textbook program. Both entities are independent of CCS.
|Christian Book Distributors (CBD)||SUP|
|Christian Concepts for Kids||IND|
|Christian Cottage||IND||Materials written by Christian Cottage are independent of the CCS. Currently, its full curriculum uses some materials from companies that are correlated with the CCS (i.e., BJU) and others, such as Modern Curriculum Press, Evan-Moor, and EPS, that offer many explicitly aligned products. However, Christian Cottage only uses materials with a pre-CCS copyright, and is in the process of replacing all materials from now-aligned companies with independent resources. Additionally, it consults with families to create a custom curriculum program for each student, so parents desiring to refrain from using CCS-related materials can discuss that with the consultants.|
|Christian Focus Publications||IND|
|Christian HomeSchool Hub||IND|
|Christian Homeschool Publishing (Creations by LAckert)||IND|
|Christian Homestead Bookstore and Homeschool Resource Center||SUP|
|Christian Kids Explore Science||IND|
|Christian Liberty Press (CLP)||IND||Materials written directly by Christian Liberty Press (CLP) are completely independent of the CCS. CLP's full curriculum packages – known as CLASS – do use some materials from companies, including BJU, that are correlated with the CCS and others, such as Modern Curriculum Press, that offer many explicitly
aligned products. However, almost all of those
products have a copyright prior to 2010 when the CCS was adopted and the one text from a company with many aligned books that has a later copyright (a Glencoe woodworking book published in 2011) is not aligned. If CLP eventually updates any books from aligned companies to post-2010 editions, it's possible
they may be aligned, but at this point they are not.
|Christian Light Education (CLE)||IND|
|Christian Novel Studies||IND|
|Christian Schools International||EXP||
As of Fall 2016, CSI's newest science material is already aligned with the NGSS. The organization is also “hoping to have revised [editions] of [its] science and Bible materials that align with the NGSS and CCS available in [2018 or 2019].”
|Christian Scripts (Dr. Marci Hanks)||IND|
|Christian Service Brigade||IND|
|Christians, The (SEARCH)||IND|
|Christmas Angel, The||IND|
|Christmas Star from Afar, The||IND|
|Chronicle Books||COR||“Chronicle has no future plans to alter materials in order to align with the CCSS. However, Chronicle does offer resources such as teacher guides to show how its materials correlate with Common Core State Standards.”|
|Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Magazines
|Circle C Adventures||IND|
|Circuit Scribe (Electroninks)||IND|
|Citizens' High School||ANC||Citizens' High School uses resources from a wide variety of publishers, including several that are aligned to the CCS (i.e., Pearson, Prentice Hall, and Triumph Learning).|
|City Creek Press||COR||The content and approach of City Creek Press has not changed, but the company now markets a “Common Core Math Essentials Kit” and shows how it correlates with the CCS.|
|Civil Air Patrol||IND||
Civil Air Patrol is currently aligned to pre-CCS/NGSS standards. “[CAP has] plans to update the material in future editions, but [it has] no firm timeline [as of Fall 2016].”
|Civil War Trust||COR||The Civil War Trust has no plans to “create or alter materials specifically to meet the CCS. [It] will continue to advertise the ways [its] materials [correlate] with CCS” for the benefit of teachers required to incorporate the CCS into their lessons. It also shows correlations to the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).|
|CK-12.org||EXP||CK-12 is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS, and it advertises its alignment.|
|Claret Academy||ANC||Claret Academy incorporates material from some explicitly aligned providers (i.e., Math-U-See, School Specialty Publishing).|
|Most of the materials on ClarkNess.com are independent of the CCS. The math ebooks are correlated to the initiative.|
|Classes by Beth||IND
|Some Classes by Beth courses are Advanced Placement (AP), which has ancillary connections with the CCS. But non-AP Classs by Beth courses are independent of the initiative.
In terms of the program's AP preparation 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 Classes by Beth will have to make related changes as well.
|Classical Academic Press||ANC||The materials that Classical Academic Press produces on its own do not align. However, the company does incorporate some resources published by other vendors, such as a program called Reasoning in Reading, that it knows are aligned.|
|Classical Astronomy (Fourth Day Press)||IND|
|Materials written by Classical Conversations and used in the program are not aligned, and it will continue to recommend only non-CCS editions of Saxon Math. The program does suggest a math resource from Scholastic, which is aligned, but it is an optional tutor resource, not required in the actual curriculum. It also includes one book from Instructional Fair, but that resource was published in 1999. However, in 2015 Classical Conversations became a significant corporate sponsor for National Number Knockout (N2K), which advertised that it “helps meet Common Core...standards.” Classical Conversations “supports N2K's efforts by hosting [its] online downloads and sales” on the Classical Conversations website.|
|Classical Curriculum, The||ANC||Though The Classical Curriculum includes many resources independent of the CCS, it also incorporates resources from quite a few correlated companies and several aligned entities (i.e., Evan-Moor, Zaner Bloser, Perfection Learning, K12, Harcourt, National Geographic, Rosetta Stone).|
|Classical Historian, The||IND|
|Classical House of Learning||IND|
|Classical Learning Resource Center (CLRC)||OTH||
The Classical Learning Resource Center 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.
|Classical Legacy Press||IND|
|Classical Liberal Arts Academy||EXP||Classical Liberal Arts Academy advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Classically Catholic Memory||IND|
|Classic Curriculum Workbooks
(Mott Media Publishing)
|Classic Science||IND||The publisher of Classic Science has no intention of aligning his materials to the CCS. That said, if he feels at some point in the future that changes in college entrance exams are such that exposure to the CCS might be necessary for student mastery of the exams, he might publish a supplementary guide to help his
advanced students apply the CCS vernacular within the Classic Science curriculum. But he has no immediate plans to do that.
|Classroom Complete Press||EXP|
|Classroom Store, The||SUP|
|ClassTools.net||IND||Users of ClassTools.net create their own content and can only access the their own content.|
|Clear Water Press||IND||Clear Water Press sells Cover Story and the One-Year Adventure Novel, which are independent of the CCS.|
|Clever Crazes for Kids||EXP||Clever Crazes for Kids advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Content produced by Clever Dragons 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.|
|Clever Factory, The||EXP||The Clever Factory advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Clickschooling||ANC||Clickschooling is a publication of Homeschool Buyers Co-op, a supplier/distributor that recommends a wide variety of resources – some aligned to the CCS and some not. Therefore, some of the curriculum ideas Clickschooling recommends will be aligned with the CCS.|
|CliffsNotes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)||EXP||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt advertises that a number of CliffsNotes guides are aligned to the CCS.|
|Clonlara||ANC||Clonlara works with parents and students to determine a curriculum package that would best suit each student. Advisors rely on their past experience with various types of curriculum when making recommendations and do not take into account any resource's position on the CCS when making suggestions. Thus, it's likely that at least some aligned products will be recommended. It would be possible to specifically request only nonaligned options and the school would do the necessary research to make those accommodations, but a parent would have to define that parameter for it to be considered. Additinally, Clonlara also offers AP classes. And though AP classes are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, 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 Clonlara will have to make related changes as well.|
|Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr.
(Focus on the Family)
|Cobblestone Path (Thinking Kid Press)||IND|
|Cobblestone Publishing (Cricket Media)
15 children's magazines: Appleseeds,
Ask, Babybug, Calliope, Cicada, Click,
Cobblestone, Cricket, Dig, Faces,
Iguana, Ladybug, Muse, Odyssey, Spider
|COR||Though Cobblstone Publishing (Cricket Media) has “never created [its] magazines to align with particular educational objectives,” it does advertise its magazines' correlations to the CCS.|
|Code||EXP||Code advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|College Prep Genius||IND||Though College Prep Genius provides preparation for standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT, which purport to be aligned with the CCS, its owner has learned that the tests actually do not contain any CCS content. Rather, they continue – as they have in the past – to simply test critical thinking skills, and so College Prep Genius has been able to remain independent of the CCS.|
|Coloring Squared||COR||Coloring Squared advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Color Me Bible||WAIT|
|Colson Center, The||IND|
Coma Niddy videos are independent of the CCS/NGSS because they were produced prior to the advent of those initiatives and cannot now be altered. And now, though Coma Niddy “[has] looked into the common core,” it “[doesn't] follow any strict guidelines for common core/NGSS.” Instead, it tries to “find a balance between art, science, education, and entertainment” and is “also looking at what adults are learning, and what topics may be trending, or have sustained interest for future content.”
|Common Core Art||EXP||Common Core Are advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Common Core Code X (Scholastic)||EXP||Common Core Code X is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Common Core Sheets||EXP||As its name implies, Common Core Sheets was created specifically for the CCS.|
|Common Sense Press
Learning Lang. Arts through Literature
|IND||Current Common Sense Press materials are not aligned. The company has not said that it won't align future products - thus, that remains a possibility – but there are no specific plans for that at this time.|
|Community Bible Study||IND|
|Compass Point Books (Capstone)||EXP||Compass Point Books is an imprint of Capstone, which advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Complete Curriculum, The||EXP|
|Complete Girl's Guide to Home Skills, The (Erskine Family)||IND|
|Comprehensive School Mathematics Program (CSMP)||IND|
|Computer Programming for Homeschool Students and Other Beginners||IND|
|Computer Science for Kids||IND|
|Conceptua Fractions||EXP||Conceptua Fractions is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Conceptual Academy||IND||Even though Conceptual Academy “[finds the NGSS] to be an appropriate guide showing science concepts student[s] should be expected to understand at different grade levels” and “happens to meet the needs of many high-school level home school students who are looking for a strong foundation in the basic concepts of science,” it ”has not formally aligned or correlated its resources to the CCS/NGSS/C3 because its materials are actually “designed for the college student majoring in a field other than science, such as business, theater, language arts, or religious studies. ...[And] at the college level, professors already have certain expectations of what should and shouldn’t be covered in their science courses.... [So] the needs of these professors combined with [Conceptual Acadey's] own classroom experience and expertise...are the primary drivers of how [its] curriculum is developed."|
|Concordia Language Villages||EXP||Concordia Language Villages is aligned with the ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, which has chosen to incorporate the CCS for English language arts into its foreign language instruction practices.|
|Concordia Publishing House||IND|
|Concordia University Art Lessons||IND|
|Confessions of a Homeschooler||IND||Confessions recommends a particular atlas, the National Geographic United States Atlas for the Road Trip USA, which has a 2012 edition that may be CCS aligned since National Geographic has chosen to align many of its resources. However, it's not clear whether atlases can be or have been aligned. And it's also possible to use an earlier edition (published before 2010) or a different atlas entirely to complete the Confessions program.|
|Connecting with History (RC History)||IND|
(International Connections Academy) (Pearson)
|EXP||Connections Academy is a Pearson subsidiary; Pearson is a major proponent of the CCS. Additionally, it advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Conservative Children's Books||IND
|Nearly every book listed with Conservative Children's Books is independent of the CCS. One title - Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives – is correlated.|
|Constituting America||OTH||Constituting America was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email and also by phone and through Facebook) 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.|
|Constitutional Law Online (HSLDA)||IND|
|Constitutional Rights Foundation||EXP||All new materials produced by the Constitutional Rights Foundation will be aligned as they are written. Existing material will be “retrofitted” to align.|
|Constitution Quest Game, The||IND|
|Constructing the Universe
(Michael S. Schneider)
|Constructive Playthings||ANC||Constructive Playthings promotes Evan-Moor materials, which are aligned with the CCS.|
|Continental Press||EXP||Continental Press advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Cookie||OTH||Cookie 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.|
|Core Academy of Science||IND|
|Core Curriculum of America||IND ANC||Based on interviews with students and parents, Core Curriculum of America tailors curriculum packages to meet the needs of individual students. It is possible to acquire completely unaligned packages, as the company offers products from quite a few unaligned publishers. However, the company also utilizes products from many aligned entities (i.e., imprints of Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Harcourt Houghton Mifflin, etc.). Thus, a parent considering this program and wanting only unaligned material will have to specifically request it and will likely have to personally research the alignment status of anything the company suggests before making a final decision.|
|Core Knowledge Curriculum||EXP|
|Core Skills (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)||EXP|
|Cosmos4Kids (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.
|Cotton's Journey||COR||Cotton's Journey has correlated its materials to the CCS.|
|Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)||IND||Students doing exchangs through CIEE must comply with the requirements of hosting schools, but CIEE itself has no connection to the CCS.|
|Coursera||IND||Coursera offers college-level material and, as such, is not directly included in the CCS initiative. However, those who create the classes “have complete autonomy to design the courses to their own set of educational standards. As such, it is difficult” to make a blanket statement about everything offered on the site. Coursera itself recommends sending a query to the instructor of any Coursera class one is considering in order to have full disclosure about possible CCS connections.|
(School Specialty Publishing)
|EXP||CPO Science is a School Specialty Publishing product line. School Specialty is aligned with the CCS.|
|Crabtree Publishing (Bobbie Kalman)||COR||It does not appear that Crabtree has altered any of its materials in order to explicitly align with the CCS. However, the company publishes a document sharing where Crabtree publications correlate.|
|Craft Plus Writing (Maupin House)||EXP||Craft Plus Writing advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Craft Yarn Council||IND||
Currently the educational materials offered by the Craft Yarn Council are aligned to NCTE and McREL standards. However, the council “will definitely reevaluate standards for , especially looking at CCS and C3 standards and possibly NGSS, if [its] education consultant feels it is applicable.”
|Crafty Classroom, The||OTH||
The Crafty Classroom 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. I welcome any response it may choose to provide at some point in the future. However, I believe I've given ample opportunity for each to respond and will not be sending additional queries.
|Crash Course||EXP||In September 2016, Crash Course began advertising that it has “begun to develop an expanded curriculum grounded in AP guidelines and Common Core State Standards.”|
|Crash Course for Kids||EXP||In September 2016, Crash Course began advertising that it has “begun to develop an expanded curriculum grounded in AP guidelines and Common Core State Standards.”|
|Crayola||OTH||Crayola has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.|
|Create Better Writers||IND
|The publisher of Create Better Writers has concerns about the developmental appropriateness of the CCS. As such, it will keep its homeschool edition (Standards Based Grammar) independent of the CCS, and it's worth noting that its use of the phrase “standards based grammar” in relation to thehomeschool edition refers to other standards, not the CCS. It's also worth noting that the company is currently working to create explicitly aligned public school materials (to be called Common Core Based Grammar).|
|Create! Press||COR||Create! Press has “decided to detail the correlation because [its] materials are used in many settings such as homeschool, public and private schools, learning centers, community colleges, and speech therapy clinics/offices.” The company feels that teachers in several of those settings will “now need the correlation for their lesson plans.”|
|Creating a Masterpiece||IND|
|Creation Club, The||IND|
|Creation Education Center||OTH||
The Creation Education Center 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.
|Creation in the 21st Century||IND|
|Creation Ministries International
|Creations by LAckert
(Christian Homeschool Publishing)
|Creation Science 4 Kids||IND|
|Creation Superstore, The||SUP|
|Creative Learning Connection||IND|
|Creative Reading for Kids||IND|
|Creative Teaching Press||EXP|
|Crecer Publications (Dena Luchsinger)||IND|
|Creek Edge Press||IND||As is evident from the Creek Edge book lists, the program suggests some resources from companies that are CCS-aligned. However, the nature of the program is such that no particular books are required; thus, parents can choose for themselves from among the suggestions as well as from any other relevant materials not listed.|
|Crewton Ramone's House of Math||IND|
|Cricket Crate (Kiwi Crate)||IND||Cricket Crate is for Ages 0-3. The parent company offers other resources – Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate, Doodle Crate, and Tinker Crate – for other age groups. Each product has a distinctive focus. The company has no current plans to align with the CCS, but may consider doing so in the future.|
|Cricket Media (Cobblestone Publishing)||COR||Though Cricket Media has “never created [its] magazines to align with particular educational objectives,” it does advertise its magazines' correlations to the CCS.|
|Critical Language Service||COR
|Critical Language Service supports the CCS and is in the process of “[creating] additional learning activities...to reflect the spirit of Common Core.” Its language courses are also benchmarked to ACTFL, which has chosen to incorporate the CCS for English language arts into its foreign language instruction practices.|
|Critical Thinking Co., The||COR||The Critical Thinking Co. indicates that its "previously published books are not being retrofitted to align" with the CCS. However, the company does acknowledge that it will consider the CCS, among other things, as it publishes new materials – and possibly as it chooses to revise older resources.|
|Cross Trail Outfitters||IND|
|CrossWired Science||IND||CrossWired Science may consider aligning to the CCS in the future but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Crown Financial Ministries||IND|
|Crown Publishing Group
|COR||Crown Publishing Group is a subsidiary of Random House, which has created CCS-correlated “educator guides” for its titles.|
Crystal Productions promotes the National Core Arts Standards, which are aligned with the CCS.
|CSI Online Academy||OTH
|CSI Online Academy opted not to provide information to me, indicating instead a desire to speak only with individual parents about its position relative to the CCS/NexGen.
However, we do know that CSI Online Academy does offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. And, though AP classes are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, 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 CSI Online Academy will have to make related changes as well.
CSJumpstartr advertises that it uses Scratch, which is explicitly aligned with CCS, as its coding platform.
|C-SPAN Classroom||COR||C-SPAN Classroom advertises CCS correlations for a number of its offerings.|
|Cubelets (Modular Robotics)||IND||
Cubelets plans are currently independent of the CCS/NGSS/C3. However, the company is “considering writing new lesson plans to align with one or more of the CCS/NGSS/C3 standards in the future.”
Cullen's ABC's 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.
|Cupcake Digital||EXP||Cupcake Digital advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
Curiosity Stream “hope[s] to work more closely with schools and various education systems in the future, “ and may take the CCS into consideration if it does so. However, it doesn't “have any set plans [for doing so] at the moment.”
|CurrClick||SUP||In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor, CurrClick has also created its own product line, CurrClick Online Classes, which is listed separately.|
|CurrClick Online Classes||IND
|As a supplier/distributor of more than 30,000
homeschool-related products, some of what the
company sells is aligned to the CCS. And some of the CurrClick Online Classes do reference products with connections to the CCS (i.e., classes about Magic Tree House books). However, the CurrClick Online Classes produced directly by the company are not aligned and will remain independent of the CCS.
|Curriculet||EXP||Curriculet (formerly known as Gobstopper) is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|Curriculum Fairy||SUP||Curriculum Fairy is “a homeschool curriculum lending library.” Though different from other suppliers in that materials are not purchased but are, rather, borrowed (for up to 365 days, for the cost of shipping), it offers resources from a wide variety of publishers without regard to any resource's CCS/NGSS/C3 position.|
|IND||The creator of Cursive Connections may choose to show correlations, but she has not decided to do so at this time.|