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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|Eagle Christian School||ANC||Eagle Christian School utilizes a great deal of unaligned self-published material, as well as some resources from unaligned vendors (i.e., A Beka). However, it also incorporates explicitly aligned (i.e., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Holt McDougal) material into its curriculum.|
|Earth Rangers||IND||Neither the materials written by Earth Rangers itself nor its resources provided by Green Teacher are connected to the CCS. The program does utilize JUMP Math as well, but only the Canadian version, which is correlated with but not changed to actually align to the CCS.|
|Earth's Birthday Project||IND|
|Earthschooling||IND||Earthschooling does not actively advertise connections to the CCS. However, it will – by request – create documents showing its correlation to the CCS.|
Earth Scouts 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.
|Easie Peasie (Special Kids)||IND||Note that Easie Peasie (Special Kids) is different than Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool (and Easy Peasy All in One High School). The latter are listed separately.|
|Easy Grammar||IND||The author of Easy Grammar does not currently show correlations to CCS, though she has done so in the past and may choose at some point in the future to do so again.|
|Easy Peasy All in One High School||ANC||The author of Easy Peasy has not consciously aligned her scope and sequence and she is personally opposed to the long-term implications of the CCS. However, she does link to several resources that are explicitly aligned with the standards. She is in the process of labeling the links that lead to such material.
The author of Easy Peasy is also the author of Genesis Curriculum, which was created separately and is independent of the CCS.
|Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool||ANC||The author of Easy Peasy has not consciously aligned her scope and sequence and she is personally opposed to the long-term implications of the CCS. However, she does link to several resources that are explicitly aligned with the standards. She is in the process of labeling the links that lead to such material.
The author of Easy Peasy is also the author of Genesis Curriculum, which was created separately and is independent of the CCS.
|Eating Game, The||IND|
|Economics for Everybody
|Economics in a Box||IND|
|ECS Learning Systems||EXP||ECS Learning Systems advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|eCYBERMISSION||EXP||eCYBERMISSION advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|EDAnywhere||ANC||The EDAnywhere program is designed by a university professor who seeks to prepare students for success at the college level. He is not altering anything for the CCS. However, the program “provides Lexile measures for all of [its] courseware,” and Lexile is aligned with the CCS. Additionally, though not required for any course, the program does recommend optional tutorials via Khan Academy, which is aligned.|
|Edcon Publishing Group||COR||Edcon will post CCS-correlation information on its website. It may eventually change the content of some of its materials to align, but for the foreseeable future, it is only working on correlations.|
|Edgenuity||EXP||Edgenuity – which, though mainly used for distance learning programs associated with public schools, is available to homeschoolers via private-pay (by contacting the company and asking - as of Summer 2016 - for Shannon Alves) - advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Edheads||COR||Edheads does not design its materials to suit any outside standards. However, it does make a conscious effort to show correlations between its games and the various educational standards in existence and is, thus, currently in the process of showing how its games correlate with the CCS/NGSS.|
|EdHelper||EXP||EdHelper only communicates with paid members so I was not able to send an official query. One associate of mine who was an EdHelper member did send a query in my stead, but never received a reply. However, the publishers replied to an informal query by another of my associates who was also an EdHelper member, saying, “Rest assured, our writers are actively working to include more Common Core aligned materials.” In addition, EdHelper has been advertising on multiple homeschool-related sites that it has aligned lessons.|
Edhesive is a provider of AP coursework. 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 Edhesive will have to make related changes as well.
|EXP||edmentum advertises that its various “learning solutions: are aligned to the CCS.|
|EdOptions Academy (edmentum)||EXP||
EdOptions advertises its alignment with the CCS.
EdTechLens advertises its alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
|Educating for Success||IND|
|Education 4 Kids||OTH||
Education 4 Kids 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.
|Educational Games for Fun and Learning (Paul Munger)||IND|
|Educational Learning Games||SUP|
|EducationCity||COR||EducationCity advertises that it is “mapped to state and Common Core Standards.”|
|Education.com||COR||Education.com has not changed any content, but it has taken time to “map” how its resources correlate with the CCS. Correlated resources will be marked with a “CCS stamp,” and the CCS will be taken into consideration as the company develops future products.|
|Education Galaxy||EXP||Education Galaxy advertises that it was “built specifically to Common Core State Standards.”|
|Education Portal||EXP||Education Portal advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Education World||IND EXP||Education World has a wide range of materials from which users may pick and choose. Though the site will not alter any current content to align with the CCS, it may produce aligned content in the future.|
|Educents||SUP||Though all suppliers/distributors sell material without regard to any resource's CCS/NGSS/C3 position, Educents also actively endorses and promotes the CCS.|
|Edupress||EXP||Edupress advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Eduss Homeschool||EXP||Eduss advertises that has a “full built-in common core curriculum.”|
The edX Algebra and Geometry courses – and possibly some others – are aligned to the CCS. But in general edX courses are primarily designed for adult learners and, thus, are not directly connected to the CCS. That said, because edX simply curates courses from dozens of disparate providers, we highly recommend that those considering an edX course contact the particular course provider to ascertain its definitive stance on the CCS.
|EEME||IND||EEME may consider correlating or aligning to the CCS in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Eerdmans||COR||Eerdmans advertises correlations to the CCS in some of the Discussion Guides for its Young Readers titles.|
|EFSAP||IND||EFSAP has no immediate plans to correlate to the CCS or to alter any of its materials for the CCS, but it may possibly consider doing so in the future.|
|EGUMPP||EXP||EGUMPP advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|eIMACS will not change its content. It may consider showing correlations, but has no immediate plans to do so.
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 eIMACS may have to make related changes as well.
|eKnowledge Corporation||ANC||eKnowledge Corporation prepares students for ACT and SAT testing. As such, if/when those tests align to the CCS, eKnowledge will need to make some changes to its course content.|
|EKS Publishing Company||IND|
|eLearnerU||IND||elearnerU believes “there is a lot of good stuff in the [National Coalition of Arts Standards],” which are aligned with the CCS. But its courses and materials are not specifically aligned with or correlated to those standards.|
|e-Learning for Kids||ANC||e-Learning for Kids is based on International Baccalaureate standards, which is aligned with the CCS.|
|eLearningk12||EXP||eLearningk12 uses Compass Learning, which is
aligned, as its base. The eLearningk12 program
allows parents to customize which lessons children do, but all the lessons are aligned.
|Elemental History (Elemental Science)||IND|
|Materials written directly by Elemental Science are independent of the CCS. However, at the high school/rhetoric stage, the program utilizes an e-textbook from CK-12, which is explicitly aligned with the CCS.|
|Elementary Solutions||EXP||Elementary Solutions advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Elements of Mathematics (IMACS)||IND||Elements of Mathematics will not change its content. It may consider showing correlations, but has no immediate plans to do so.|
(Keith's Think Zone)
|Elevated Math||COR||Elevated Math has not been changed to align with the CCS. The publishers have chosen to show where the program does correlate for those who want or need to know, but program content has not been changed.|
|Elf on the Shelf, The||EXP||The Elf on the Shelf advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Ellemenopotomus & Co.||IND|
|Ellen McHenry's Basement Workshop||IND|
|Elmer's||EXP||Elmer's, the producer of school glue and other craft products, also offers lesson plans in a wide variety of content areas and has aligned those plans with the CCS.|
|EmbarK12||EXP||EmbarK12 is the preschool program developed by K12. It advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|EMC Publishing||EXP||EMC Publishing advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
Emotional ABC's 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.
|Empowered Online Academy||IND|
|Enchanted Homeschooling Mom||IND|
|Encyclopedia Britannica||COR||Encyclopedia Britannica's Britannica Online materials are correlated to the CCS.|
|Engaging Language Kits
|Engineering for Kids||EXP|
|English from the Roots Up
(Literacy Unlimited/Cune Press)
|English Grammar 101
English Grammar 101 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.
|English Grammar Online (EGO4U)||OTH||
English Grammar Online 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.
|The creator of Englishlinx.com is in favor of the CCS, but has both worksheets independent of and worksheets aligned to the initiative. The two entities are mutually exclusive and are clearly labeled on the site.|
|English on a Roll||IND|
|Enlightium Christian Academy||IND
|In addition to a full PK-12th grade program - provided through Alpha-Omega's Ignitia product - which is mostly independent of the CCS (other than a few CCS-aligned secondary math classes that can be avoided by using the non-CCS options provided), Enlightium offers several AP preparation courses. Though 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 Enlightium will have to make related changes as well.|
(formerly Classical Composers Monthly)
|IND||Enrichment Studies has “not changed or done anything in regards to CCS [and it] has no plans to do so.” Its service gleans from free resources it finds online, so it does use many other resources, but it does not have a set list of vendors. It is possible that some of the linked sites are CCS-aligned, but I currently have no evidence of such alignment.|
|Enslow Publishing||COR||Enslow Publishing advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
Envirothon advertises that “each year [it continues] to upgrade [its] connections with STEM and Next Generation Science Standards.”
|enVisionMATH (Pearson)||EXP||enVisionMATH is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|ePals||EXP||ePals is a “global community” that sponsors the
aligned in2books program. ePals also partners with the aligned International Baccalaureate program and National Geographic, as well as Bill Gates' Microsoft.
Epic! - a children's literature resource, not the Oklahoma-based public charter (non-homeschool) school of the same name – advertises that among “many reasons” to use it is “common core,” and the site shares videos from CCS-aligned venues (i.e., Common Core 4 Kids).
|Epic History HQ||IND|
|Epiphany Games||IND||Epiphany Games follows the Australian syllabus, not the CCS.|
EpikTec 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.
|EPS / School Specialty Publishing
Explode the Code
Sitton Spelling and Word Skills
Vocabulary from Classical Roots
Wordly Wise 3000
Wordly Wise Science & Social Studies
|COR||EPS/School Specialty advertises its correlations to the CCS.|
|Equipping Minds||IND||Equipping Minds discusses the CCS on one of its Educator pages but only to contrast it with the “Cognitive Core” that Equipping Minds promotes.|
|eReadingPro||OTH||eReadingPro 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.|
|Erector (Meccano)||OTH||Erector (Meccano) 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 .|
|Erin Go Bragh Publishing
(Hamilton Troll Books)
|Escondido Tutorial Services||IND|
|Essential Learning Products (ELP)||EXP||ELP advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Essentials in Writing||IND|
|Essential Skills Advantage||IND||Essential Skills Advantage makes program changes as a result of parent and student feedback. So it's possible that eventual CCS-related changes could be made, but the company has no plans for that at this time.|
|Estes Educator||IND||Estes Educator may choose at some point in the future to make connections to the CCS, but it has no immediate plans to do so.|
|ETA hand2mind||EXP||ETA hand2mind advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|eTAP||COR||eTAP does not change its content to match particular standards – the CCS or others. Instead, it shows correlations to the various standards, including the CCS.|
|Etiquette Factory, The||IND|
|Etiquette Lessons Foundation||IND|
|Eureka Math (Great Minds)||EXP||Eureka Math was built 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.|
|Evangel Publishing House||IND|
|Evan-Moor||EXP||Evan-Moor advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|The 3rd Edition of Everyday Mathematics is aligned to the CCS and previous editions have been correlated. The publishers have created documents to show the alignment and correlation.|
|everything.com (FW Media)||IND
The content of most everything.com 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.
|Everything Homeschooling||IND||The creator of Everything Homeschooling has indicated that she's made no CCS-related changes to her lesson plans and unit studies. However, I am not sure what books from outside vendors (if any) are used within the lessons; I am currently checking into that in order to ascertain if any such books are from
|eVirtual Academy||ANC||eVirtual Academy partners with a number of resources that are correlated to or aligned with the CCS.|
|Evolution Homeschool||ANC||Evolution Homeschool incorporates some resources from aligned companies, including Evan Moor, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and School Zone.|
|Excellence in Literature||IND|
|Excel Math||EXP||Excel Math advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Explode the Code
|COR||Explode the Code advertises its correlations to the CCS.|
|Explorations Academy Online (EAO)||IND|
|ExploreLearning Gizmos||EXP||ExploreLearning Gizmos is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|Explorer's Bible Study||IND|
|Extra Credit||COR||Extra Credit advertises on its home page that it is “correlated to the Common Core State Standards.”|
|Extraordinaires Design Studio, The||COR||
The Extraordinaires Design Studio advertises – via information found within its Maintaining Curriculum Focus links – its correlation to the CCS. The company has another product line – Rory's Story Cubes – that is independent of the CCS.
|Eyewitness to History||IND|
|EZ Stitch Sampler||IND|