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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|K-5 Math Teaching Resources||EXP||K-5 Math Teaching Resources advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|K-6 Geometric Shapes||OTH||
K-6 Geometric Shapes 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.
|K12||EXP||K12 advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|K12 Math Worksheets (k12publishing.com)||OTH||
K12 Math Worksheets 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.
|K12 Reader (k12publishing.com)||COR||The creators of the K12 Reader worksheets have not rewritten anything to align with the CCS. However, they do share information to show how the materials - as written – correlate.|
The publisher of Kaleeka Press materials states that she has “reviewed the CCS requirements and [is certain] that [they are] well within those requirements.”
|Kane Miller||COR||As a subsidiary of the Educational Development Corporation (EDC)/Usborne, Kane Miller is an “endorsing partner” of the CCS and advertises its correlation with the initiative.|
|Kapla (Tom's Toys)||OTH||
Kapla (Tom's Toys) 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.
|Kaplan Early Learning Company||SUP|
|Kaplan K12 Learning Services||EXP||Kaplan is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.|
|KBears (KB Teachers)||EXP|
|KB Teachers (KBears)||EXP|
|Keepers of the Faith
Contenders for the Faith
Keepers at Home
|Keith's Think Zone||IND|
|Kerbal Space Program||WAIT|
Kesler Science “is written to support the Texas TEKS (6th-8th),” not the CCS/NGSS. “It's possible that [the author] will write some curriculum with NGSS standards as the objective, but [he doesn't] have a timetable on when that may be.”
Kessinger Publishing 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.
|Keyboarding without Tears||COR||Keyboarding without Tears is a subsidiary of Handwriting without Tears, which advertises its correlation with the CCS.|
|Keyboard Town Pals||COR||Keyboard Town Pals includes correlations to the CCS in its curriculum guide resources.|
|Keynotes Education||OTH||Keynotes Education 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.|
|Keys for Kids Ministries||IND|
|Keystone School, The||EXP||As noted on an email advertisement for the program, “The Keystone School is a division of K12‚ Inc.” K12 is explicitly aligned with the CCS.|
|Key to... Math Workbooks
|IND||Though McGraw-Hill has aligned most of its materials, the Key to... Math Workbooks currently remain independent of the CCS.|
|Khan Academy||EXP||Khan Academy has been queried multiple times in an attempt to discover whether its use of the word “mapped” means that it is actually aligned to the CCS or is, alternately, merely correlated. Since I have not received a clear response, I cannot say with 100% certainty which position the site actually takes, but I do know that Khan Academy received grant money from the Gates Foundation for the explicit purpose of aligning with the CCS and now advertises that it has created aligned activities.|
|Kids Can Press||EXP|
|Kids Can Sew||IND|
|Kids Cook Real Food||IND|
|Kids Corner (ReFrame Media)||IND|
|KIDS Discover Magazine||COR||KIDS Discover has not and will not make any content changes to existing or future titles in order to consciously align with the CCS. However, existing titles have been and future titles will be correlated to the standards.|
|Kids Know It Network||EXP||Kids Know It Network advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Kids Learning Station||OTH||Kids Learning Station was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email, by phone, and/or 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.|
|Kids Love Travel||IND|
|Kids Math Games||IND|
|Kids Math TV||EXP||Kids Math TV advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Kids Numbers||EXP||Kids Numbers is a Kids Know It Network subsidiary.|
|Kids Cook Real Food||IND|
|Kids of Courage (Voice of the Martyrs)||IND|
|Kids of Integrity (Focus on the Family)||IND|
|Kidspiration||EXP||Kidspiration advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Kids Times Tables||IND|
|Kids Who Excel||COR||Kids Who Excel is not aligned with the CCS. Instead, the company makes “homeschooling families aware of [the standards’] existence and how the standards could be used as reference points… [But] the choice of how, when, or if the families want to use these standards is a personal decision for each family to make.” The company further explains that “any products or services we offer are never intentionally aligned with any packaged curriculum nor any specific set of standards, such as CCSS. We oppose the concept of a national curriculum and strongly support the individual rights of families to make all decisions regarding the education of their own children. We exist to support teachers, including homeschool teachers, and do not promote or endorse any specific curriculum or set of standards.”|
|Kid World Citizen||COR||Kid World Citizen advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Kid Writing||COR||Kid Writing advertises how it supports the implementation of the CCS.|
|Kilbride, Susan||IND||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.|
|Kimbo Educational||EXP||Kimbo Educational advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Kindermusik||EXP||Kindermusik advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|KinderTown (Demme Learning)||IND||“KinderTown is an app for parents to find other educational apps for use with their children.” Though marketed by Demme Learning, which has aligned products (i.e., Math-U-See), KinderTown is not purposely connected to the CCS. However, some of the apps to which it directs parents may be CCS-connected so parents should check the CCS status of each individual recommendation.|
|Kindle FreeTime||EXP||Kindle FreeTime advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Kindness Elves, The||IND|
|Kindred Learning||ANC||Along with many resources that are independent of the CCS and quite a bit of literature, the Kindred Learning programs incorporate resources from some aligned companies (i.e., DK, Evan-Moor, Prentice Hall, etc.).|
|Kinetic Books (Perfection Learning)||EXP|
|King Alfred's English
(The Shorter Word)
|Kingdom Games (4Soils)||IND|
|Kingfisher (Macmillan)||COR||Kingfisher is “working on preparing and publishing new titles that best fit some of the subject areas identified by the new standards. But [it is] not changing [its] existing books or significantly changing [its] approach. [It] will be making sure that [it produces] marketing materials that allow educators to understand how [its] books fit the Common Core and so to choose them accordingly.”|
|King's Way Classical Academy||IND|
|Kirkwood Education Online||IND|
|Kitchen Table Math (Dr. Wright)||IND|
|kiupe's current educational apps - Multiplications with Math Mathews and Mental Math with Math Mathews – are not aligned with the CCS and will not be changed to align. If the company develops new apps, though, they will written to align.|
|Kiwi Crate (Kiwi Crate)||IND||Kiwi Crate is for Ages 4-8. The parent company offers other resources – Koala Crate, Tinker Crate, and Doodle 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.|
|KizPhonics||IND||KizPhonics may choose to align to the CCS at some point but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Klutz (Scholastic)||EXP||Klutz is a subsidiary of Scholastic; Scholastic is a proponent of the CCS.|
|Knewton Math Readiness||EXP||Knewton is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.|
|K'NEX||COR||K'NEX advertises that “all K’NEX Education Teacher guides are aligned to National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math standards, including Common Core Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.”|
|Knight's Book Knook||SUP|
|Knowledge Box Central||IND|
|Knowledge of Music||IND|
|Knowledge Quest||OTH||Knowledge Quest opted not to provide information to me, indicating instead a desire to speak only with individual parents about its position relative to the CCS/NGSS.|
|Know Yourself||COR||As of August 2016, Know Yourself resources are not connected to the CCS or NGSS. However, the company “will [definitely] be providing additional curriculum that highlights alignment with CCS and/or NGSS and the Dr. Bonyfide Presents series.”|
|Koala Crate (Kiwi Crate)||IND||Koala Crate is for Ages 3-4. The parent company offers other resources – Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate, and Doodle 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.|
|Kolbe Academy||ANC||Kolbe Academy uses resources from a variety of companies, some of which are not aligned and some of which are explicitly aligned. Kolbe will not use any materials that compromise its stated mission, but is willing to consider CCS-aligned resources if the content doesn't conflict with that mission.|
|Ko's Journey||EXP||Ko's Journey advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
Kranse Institute prepares students for the SAT, which is aligned to the CCS. As such, it must take the CCS into consideration by default.
|Kroc Centers (Salvation Army)||OTH||
The Salvation Army 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.
|Kumon||COR||Kumon advertises that “though Kumon workbooks are not developed specifically to correlate with the Common Core, the subject matter of our workbooks generally overlaps with Common Core standards.”|
|Kurio||EXP||According to PRNewswire, Kurio comes with “30 plus preloaded apps [which were] developed based on the United States Common Core State Standards...”|
|Kym Wright Unit Studies
(Learn and Do Unit Studies)
|OTH||Kym Wright Unit Studies 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.|