Master List for I



This list contains a notation for every homeschool-related entity I have researched. Company and/or product names are shown according to the standard process for alphabetizing (i.e., if a title starts with A or The, the article is excluded for alphabetizing purposes, and names of individual people are listed by Last Name, First Name).

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

Independent (IND) = These companies have not changed anything in regards to the CCS/NGSS/C3 and intend to remain independent of the initiative. They may or may not know of ways in which their materials happen to somehow match some aspects of the CCS/NGSS/C3, but any such connections are purely circumstantial and the providers do not endorse/promote the initiative.

Correlated (COR) = Each of these companies is correlated to - which is different than explicit alignment with - the CCS/NGSS/C3. Correlated providers did not make content changes in order to become "aligned" and, in many cases, have indicated concerns with the initiative. However, they do note (usually on their websites) where/how their materials - as written - correlate with aspects of the CCS/NGSS/C3. In other words, they promote where/how they match the CCS/NGSS/C3, but have not actually changed their content to align.

Ancillary Connections (ANC) = Each of these companies has an ancillary connection to the CCS/NGSS/C3. In most cases, the publishers have indicated a preference for maintaining educational independence from the CCS/NGSS/C3 initiative. However, their resources - usually "package programs" - do incorporate some books from explicitly aligned publishers and/or links to explicitly aligned material from other sources. Thus, a child using a resource with an ancillary connection as designed (i.e., without purposeful substitutions made by a parent) will be exposed to some CCS/NGSS/C3 content.

Explicitly Aligned (EXP) = These companies have indicated that they have chosen to explicitly align their materials with the CCS/NGSS/C3. Some have made relatively small changes, and others have completely overhauled their products - or were even initially created based on the initiative. However, in all cases, conscious content changes were made to accommodate the CCS/NGSS/C3.

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

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

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


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COMPANY/PRODUCT CCS

Status

NOTES
I CAN Learn Online EXP I CAN Learn is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
I Can Play Violin! IND
I Can Teach My Child IND The creator of the I Can Teach My Child resources has not yet studied the CCS. Thus, she has not changed her materials to align and does not have any immediate plans to do so.
iCivics EXP iCivics was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.
iCreate to Educate

(formerly SAM Animation)

EXP iCreate is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
Ideals Books IND Ideals Books is not correlated or aligned at this time, but the company is still evaluating the CCS so its status may eventually change.
I Drive Safely IND
IE Languages IND
Ignatius Press IND
Igniting Your Writing!

(Merritt Park Press)

IND
Ignitia (Alpha-Omega) IND Alpha-Omega (AOP) has purposed to avoid using any CCS-related resources when making any revisions to any of its product lines, including Ignitia.

In the spring of 2013, a few CCS-aligned courses were created for Ignitia, but a parent would have to contact AOP specifically asking for those courses in order to get them. The default Ignitia courses used by any vendor are non-CCS, and the few courses that were developed with the CCS in mind will probably be phased out in the next few months.

Iguana Art Academy IND
iknowthat.com IND iknowthat.com was developed using pre-CCS standards and remains aligned with them, not the CCS.
iLearn EXP

iLearn advertises that it was “specifically built to align with the Common Core State Standards.”

Illinois Online High School

(The Homeschool Federation)

EXP Illinios Online High School is affiliated with The Homeschool Federation, which is explicitly aligned with the CCS.
Illustra Media IND
ILS Market IND
Improve Your Math Fluency IND Current Improve Your Math Fluency materials are independent of the CCS, but it “may come out with new materials specifically designed with CCS/NGSS/C3 in mind, if there appears to be a significant demand for this.”
in2books EXP in2books advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Incentive Publications

(WORLD Book)

EXP Incentive Publications advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Indiana University High School EXP Though it currently maintains a number of nonaligned courses and will keep them for the time being as the state of Indiana determines its ultimate position on the CCS), Indiana University High School has developed CCS-aligned language arts courses and is considering the creation of aligned science courses. It also offers several AP courses. And, 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 program's AP classes will have to make related changes as well.
Individual Software SUP
Infobase EXP All Infobase materials support the CCS. Its ebooks, streaming, and some of its databases are actively aligned with the inititative.
Information Please (infoplease) (Pearson) EXP Information Please is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Ingredient Magazine IND
Inheritance Publications IND
InnovatorsTribe.com IND
Inquiry in Action OTH

Inquiry in Action 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.

InquisiKids (Avyx, Inc.) IND
Insect Lore EXP Though the bug kits and other physical equipment that Insect Lore sells are obviously unchanged, the curriculum guides (created in January 2013) were designed around the CCS.
Insight Technical Education IND
Inspiration of Painting IND
InspirEd Educators EXP InspirEd advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Inspire My Artist IND
Insta-Learn IND
Institute for Cultural Communicators, The IND
Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) IND IEW's creator has testified against the CCS, and IEW products designed for homeschoolers remain independent of the CCS. IEW's public school resources – teacher lesson plans and student instructional materials – have been correlated, but those resources are completely different than the homeschool-oriented DVDs and student materials (such that they would not even be useful for homeschool parents). The one resource available to both audiences – Teaching Writing: Structure & Style (TWSS) – remains independent (i.e., it has not been correlated to the CCS).
Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) IND The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics may consider aligning or correlating with CCS/NGSS/C3 in the future but has no no plans to do so at the current time.
Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science, The (IMACS)

eIMACS

Elements of Mathematics

IND

ANC

IMACS 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 IMACS may have to make related changes as well.

Institute of Biblical Greek, The IND
Institute of Reading Development Literature Programs IND
Institute on the Constitution

(The American View)

IND
Instructional Fair

(American Education Publishers)

EXP Instructional Fair is a Carson-Dellosa subsidiary. Carson-Dellosa advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Instructional Resources Company (Susan C. Anthony) IND
Intellego Unit Studies IND
Interactive Metronome (IM-Home) IND
Intercollegiate Studies Institute IND
International Children's Digital Library IND
International Christian Association of Neurodevelopmentalists (ICAN) 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.
International Virtual Learning Academy IND

EXP

International Virtual Learning Academy is operated by the same company that owns Global Student Network (GSN) and offers programming that is essentially idential to that which is offered by GSN, some of which is aligned to the CCS/NGSS/C3 and some of which is not. See the note for Global Student Network for more information.
Internet4Classrooms EXP Internet4Classrooms advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Internet Chess Club (ICC) OTH

Internet Chess 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.

Internet Martial Arts IND
In the Constitution IND
Into All the World Country Unit Studies WAIT
IntoScience EXP IntoScience is “currently developing the product for the Australian national curriculum. In the future, [it] will be looking to align [its] activities with the CCS/NextGen standards and will be making alterations to existing activities to do so.”
Into the Book EXP Though current materials are not aligned, Into the Book will align new materials. The company has always looked to prevailing education standards when developing its products.
Inverse Software OTH Inverse Software 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.
Investigations Math COR Investigations Math has correlation companion materials published by Pearson.
I See I Learn (Stuart J. Murphy) COR Stuart Murphy advertises how his I See I Learn books “can help young children prepare for the Common Core State Standards.”
iShine OTH iShine 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.
Itchy's Alphabet IND Itchy's Alphabet is a Canada-based company.
It's Okay to Be Smart COR

The It's Okay to Be Smart videos “do get passed on to PBS Learning Media, who do some work to tag and classify [them] so they may be searched for via codes for standards. And “in the future, as [it builds] out [its] supplementary website to go alongside the show, [it hopes] to offer standards-aligned materials and activities for classroom or home use.”

Ivy Kids IND
IXL EXP IXL is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.
izzit.org COR izzit.org includes information showing how its material correlates to the CCS.

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