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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(FUNdamental Language Arts Games Supplement) (Mastery Publications)
|FableVision Learning||COR||FableVision Learning advertises that several of its products (i.e., After the Storm, UMIGO, Max's Toolbox, Stationery Student, Words and Their Stories) are correlated to the CCS.|
|Facing History and Ourselves||EXP||Facing History and Ourselves was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.|
|FactHound (Capstone)||EXP||FactHound is a Capstone product; Capstone advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Fact Monster (Pearson)||EXP||Fact Monster is a Pearson product; Pearson is a
proponent of the CCS.
|Faith Academy Online||IND
|Faith Academy Online offers two versions of each of its courses, one that is aligned with the CCS and another that is independent of it.|
|Faith Survival Guide||OTH||
Faith Survival Guide 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.
|Family Bible Films||IND|
|Family Life Today||IND|
(Lawrence Hall of Science)
|COR||Family Math has not changed its program to align, but it has correlated many of its existing activities to the CCS.|
|Family Music Curriculum
|Family Time Fitness||IND|
|Family Vision, The||SUP|
|Far Above Rubies (Lynda Coats)||IND||Far Above Rubies (FAR) 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 FAR suggestions against the lists on this database.|
“A lot of the resources on [offered by Faraday Schools]...support...anyone teaching about ‘science and religion,' [with] no specific curriculum reference... More specifically – where there are links to the curriculum – [they are] not linked to the US curriculum; [instead they are] linked to the UK curriculum, so there are no references to the US curriculum...”
|FarFaria||COR||FarFaria has not changed any content. However, the company is “considering promoting the fact that [its] stories can be used (as they are) with CCS.”|
|Fascinating Education||COR||Fascinating Education “[has] had correlations done and provide[s] them when asked by a family to do so. It is [the company's] plan to publish these.”|
FASTly “materials were developed with and by teachers and are intended to be consistent with applicable standards, but since they will be used in various combinations by various teachers in various places, detailed alignment with standards will remain in the hands of teachers.”
|Father's Books, The||IND|
|Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE)||EXP||FREE advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
(The Foundation for Economic Education)
|Figures in Motion||IND|
Figure This! 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.
|Filament Games||EXP||Filament Games was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.|
|Filmmaking from the First Directors
|Firefly Books||COR||Firefly Books distributes Annick Press titles, which “now [include correlation] information...on [its] website.”|
|Firmly Planted (Real Life Press)||IND|
FIRST has “mapped all of [its] programs to the Common Core State Standards (ELA and Math), Next Generation Science Standards, and 21st Century Skills.”
|First Friday Friends||IND|
|First In Math||EXP||First In Math is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and advertises its alignment.|
|First Language Lessons
(Peace Hill Press)
|First Reader/Turbo Reader||IND|
|First Second Books||COR||
First Second Books is “a trade publisher, not an educational one, so [it] generally [doesn't] make books that are aimed specifically at standards. But that said, [it does] have a [CCSS] Teacher's Guide that has some common core information for some of [its] titles.”
|Fitivities||IND||Fitivities itself is independent of the CCS. However, the other resources produced by Fitivities' parent company, Skillastics, are aligned.|
|Flags-to-print.com||IND||The Flags-to-print website does not provide a means for identifying or contacting its owners. However, careful examination of the site shows that it contains only full-color and blackline master versions of various flags from around the world, along with brief, factual descriptions about each flag. It makes no mention of standards of any sort.|
|Five in a Row||IND|
|Flash Kids (Harcourt Family Learning)||COR||Though the Flash Kids (Harcourt Family Learning) workbooks were developed prior to the implementation of the CCS, Flash Kids promotes the use of its books in conjunction with CCS school materials. And the Flash Kids math workbooks are advertised as being “based on national teaching standards.”|
Flaster Venture 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.
|Flink Learning||EXP||Flink Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Flip n Flop Learning||IND|
|Flocabulary||COR||Flocabulary advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Flower Pot Press||COR||Flower Pot Press details its books' correlations to the CCS as part of its Parent/Teacher Guides.|
|Fluency Trilogy, The (URtheMOM)||IND|
|FluentU||COR||FluentU advertises that “it already [matches] with the standards.”|
|FLVS Global School||EXP||FLVS advertises that it is “committed to meeting the...CCSS.”|
|Flying Circus of Physics, The||OTH||
The Flying Circus of Physics 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.
|Flying Frog Publishing||IND|
|Flyleaf Publishing||COR||Flyleaf has correlated its teachers' guides to the CCS.|
|Focus on the Family||SUP|
|Footsteps2Brilliance||EXP||Footsteps2Brilliance is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids||IND|
|Forest Trail Academy||EXP||Forest Trail Academy advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Forever His Princess||IND|
|For Girls Like You||OTH||For Girls Like You 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.|
|For Small Hands||SUP|
|For Such a Time as This||IND
|Some For Such a Time as This classes are Advanced Placement (AP), which has ancillary connections with the CCS. But non-AP For Such a Time as This 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 For Such a Time as This will have to make related changes as well.
Fortuigence 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 haschosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS.
|Fortunately for You Books||IND|
|Foto Finch, The||OTH||
The Foto Finch 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.
|Foundation for American Christian Education (The Noah Plan)||IND
|Because FACE recommends both the first and second editions of Right Start Math and does not readily distinguish between the two, users will want to be aware of which edition they choose. The First Edition of Right Start is independent of the CCS, while the Second Edition is aligned.|
|Foundation for Thought and Ethics (FTE)||IND|
|Foundations in Personal Finance
|COR||Foundations in Personal Finance has information on its website detailing its correlations with the CCS.|
|Fourth Day Press
|Fraction Planet||EXP||Fraction Planet is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and advertises its alignment.|
|Frances Lincoln Publishers||COR||Frances Lincoln books “all work with the Common Core” and the company is in the process of correlating all its titles to Lexile, which is aligned to the CCS.|
|Franklin Electronic Publishers||SUP|
|Frank Schaffer (Carson-Dellosa)||EXP||Frank Schaffer is is simply in imprint of Carson-Dellosa, which is aligned with the CCS.|
|Free Phonics Lessons||WAIT|
|FreedomProject Academy(FPE)||IND||FPE has purposed to avoid CCS-aligned materials. Any of its resources published by companies that have now aligned were purposely chosen to pre-date the CCS (i.e., copyright dates prior to 2010).|
|Free Games for Free||IND|
|Freehand Maps||COR||The creator of Freehand Maps “[believes her] maps address an interest in 'disciplinary literacy' as mentioned in CCS. [She uses] the acronym, CCS, and the concept of disciplinary literacy on [the] website, but [does] not go into detail.” Her material also addresses the pre-CCS Wisconsin state standards.|
|Free Homeschool Lessons||IND||The creator of Free Homeschool Lessons is committed to insuring that the site is free of CCS-related content. She has endeavored to remove any links to CCS content and will continue to do so if she discovers that any links on the site add CCS content.|
Freejazzlessons has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
|Free Kids Books||IND||The books presented on Free Kids Books are written by many individual authors, but the site publisher is not aware that any have been written with the CCS in mind and the site itself will not alter any book to align.|
|Free Math||IND||Though the content on the Free Math site is not
aligned, the site carries prominent advertisements for IXL, which is CCS-aligned, and other math-related websites as well. Free Math users should be aware that the ads are not part of the content of Free Math itself and should be careful to click only on Free Math
links when seeking the site's actual content.
|FreeReading (Amplify)||EXP||FreeReading was created and is operated by Wireless Generation/Amplify. Amplify is aligned with the
|Free Reading Program, The||IND|
|FreeRice||IND||FreeRice doesn't take a position on the CCS. The site is operated by the World Food Programme, a United Nations agency.|
|Free Spirit Publishing||COR||Free Spirit Publishing has “created a chart detailing which books [correlate] with CCSS. If a book is [correlated] with CCSS, [Free Spirit lists] the specific [correlations] for each book on the book’s page on [its] website.”|
|Free Think U||IND|
|Free Training Tutorial||ANC||The material produced by Free Training Tutorial itself is independent of the CCS. However, it also incorporates material from a number of aligned entities, including FunBrain, IXL, and PBS Kids.|
|FreeWorldU||EXP||Though much of the FreeWorldU content will not have any CCS-related changes, the program intends to make “modest additions” of CCS-specific content for the purpose of aiding students in CCS-aligned school programs. Despite repeated attempts to seek clarification, FreeWorldU did not answer my queries asking whether or not the CCS-aligned material will
be clearly labeled as such.
|Friends and Heroes||IND|
|Frog Publications||COR||Frog Publications will not make changes to align with the CCS, either in content or methodology, and the company owner has concerns about the CCS. Going forward, however, it “will likely [choose to] advertise that the materials will assist with mastery of common core skills.”|
|Frogouts||EXP||Each Frogouts “topic is presented in an approach that integrates inquiry as well as National Science and Technology Standards and where appropriate NGSS.”|
|Frontier Christian Academy||IND|
|Froobles, The (Top That Publishing)||EXP|
|Fuel Education (K12)||EXP||Fuel Education, which is available to homeschoolers via The Keystone School, advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Fuel Up to Play 60||IND||Fuel Up to Play 60 supports various health and
wellness standards unrelated to the CCS.
|Full Blast Productions||IND|
|Full Gospel Family Publications||IND|
Fun4theBrain is independent of the CCS, though its sister site, Multiplication.com is explicitly aligned.
|Fun and Function||IND|
|FunBrain (Pearson)||EXP||The FunBrain website has no discernible method by which to send a query, so I had to rely on information I could deduce from the site itself. Thus, I have chosen to classify the site as aligned for two reasons: 1. It is produced by Pearson, a proponent of the CCS; 2. The FunBrain Standards Finder links to McREL Standards, which are aligned, at least in part, to the CCS. I do not prefer to use such circumstantial evidence, but this is the most accurate listing I can provide unless/until I discover a way to contact FunBrain directly.|
|FunCation Academy||IND||FunCation Academy aims to be independent of the CCS, and has tried to choose resources and diagnostic assessments independent of the initiative; instead, it purposes to use material aligned to the pre-CCS Florida state standards and to No Child Left Behind. However, co-op teachers are independent contractors who choose their own materials, so interested parties should communicate with individual teachers to confirm which materials are being used at any given time.|
|Fundanoodle||EXP||Fundanoodle advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Fun English Games||IND|
|Fun for Kidz Magazines||IND|
|Funnix||IND||Though the creator of Funnix also writes for
McGraw-Hill/SRA, which is aligned, Funnix itself is not and will not become aligned with the CCS.
|Fun-Schooling (Thinking Tree)||IND||
Fun-Schooling is the same as Thinking Tree, which is a subsidiary of Dyslexia Games. Dyslexia Games is independent of the CCS.
|Funtastic Unit Studies!||IND||Author and Funtastic Unit Studies! owner Susan Kilbride will not change her books' content to align with the CCS. Someday she may show correlations, but she has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Furmanczyk Academy||OTH||Furmanczyk Academy 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.|
|Future Filmmakers Club
(Homeschool Movie Club)
Homeschool Movie Club 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.
|Future Horizons, Inc.||SUP|
|FutureLearn||IND||“FutureLearn is a company in the UK [that] works with worldwide university partners to produce free online courses. [It doesn't] currently have any partner universities within the United States, so [it hasn't] really had much exposure to the CCS agenda. As a company, FutureLearn does not produce materials so it would be up to [its] partners to make any changes they saw as necessary.”|
Futuristic Math is a subsidiary of MathFox and KidsMathTV, both of which are aligned with the CCS.