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 |
Macaroni and Cheese Anthology | COR
EXP |
The author of the Macaroni and Cheese Anthology “inform[s] educators and parents of the alignment [of previously-developed material] with [common core]” and “always [has common core] in mind when developing new material, workshops, etc.” |
Machowski, Marty | IND | |
Macmillan (McGraw-Hill) | EXP | Macmillan is a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill and advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
“Mad about Jesus” Laboratories | IND | |
Mad Dog Math | IND | |
MadLibs | IND | Though MadLibs ' parent company has chosen to correlate and align many of its resources, MadLibs itself is not affected by the CCS. |
Mad Science | EXP | |
Madsen Method, The | IND | |
Maestro Books | IND | The author and illustrator team that creates the
Maestro Books is committed to producing high quality, unbiased, agenda-free resources for young children. And, once copyrighted, the content of the materials cannot be altered without their permission. That said, because the books are actually published by HarperCollins, a mainstream publisher, it is possible that HC might produce supplementary, CCS-related resources to accompany Maestro Books titles. |
Maestro Classics | IND | |
Magic School Bus | COR | Magic School Bus advertises its correlation to the CCS – by listing specific correlations for each individual book. |
Magic Tree House | COR | The Magic Tree House resources have not “been created or changed to align with Common Core Standards. [Instead, they] help to identify areas in each subject where teachers may use one or more of the books in the series to help them achieve the required standards.” |
Magnobrain | IND | |
Mailbox, The | EXP | The Mailbox advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
Mailbox Club, The | IND | |
Mail Order Mystery | IND | Mail Order Mystery is currently independent of the CCS. However, in the future the company “might explore the possibility of creating versions of [its] mysteries that meet these standards or are created specifically for classrooms or even just designed for larger groups of kids.” |
Maitri Learning | COR | Maitri Learning has not changed any content for the CCS, but it advertises its correlations to the initiative. |
Majesty Music | IND | |
Make It Real Learning | COR | Make It Real Learning provides “maps” showing how its materials correlate to the CCS. |
Making Art Fun | IND | |
Making Math Meaningful
(Cornerstone Curriculum) |
IND | |
Making Music Fun | IND | |
Maloney Method | IND | |
Mama's Learning Corner | OTH | Mama's Learning Corner 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. |
Mangahigh | EXP | Mangahigh is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS. |
Mango Languages Homeschool | IND | Mango Languages has several different language learning divisions, each of which operates rather independently of the others. Though other areas of the company are still deciding how to address the CCS, Mango Languages Homeschool has made a conscious choice to remain independent. It's also important to note that Mango Math Group, which is listed on the Explicitly Aligned list, is a completely different company with no connection to Mango Languages. |
Mango Math Group | EXP | The Mango Math Group website says the materials were developed “based on the Common Core.” It should also be noted that this company is a completely different entity than Mango Languages, whose homeschool product is independent of the CCS. |
Manning Publications | IND | |
Mantle Ministries (Little Bear Wheeler) | IND | |
Maps for the Classroom | COR | Maps for the Classroom “[feels its] maps completely align with the Common Core.” The materials have not been changed for the CCS but do support the initiative. |
Mardel | SUP | |
Marie’s Words | IND | |
Marini Made Harps | IND | |
Mark Twain Media Publishing
(Carson-Dellosa) |
EXP | Mark Twain Media Publishing is a Carson-Dellosa brand; Carson-Dellosa is aligned with the CCS. |
IND | If Common Core Standards for Puberty/Health are developed, Marsh Media will adapt some of its Puberty program materials to them. However, it will continue to offer several versions of its Puberty programs “with varying information, to ensure that every school across the country will be able to find a program that fits their specific curriculum.” If its Character Education books are “not intended to meet CCS.” | |
COR | Starting with its 2014 titles, Mason Crest books are now correlated to the CCS. | |
(New Leaf Publishing Group) |
IND | |
Master Clubs | IND | |
OTH | Master Communications would not allow me to publish its position on the CCS/NGSS/C3. Thus, I recommend contacting the company individually if interested in its materials. | |
Master Innovations | EXP | |
Master Karate Todd | OTH | Master Karate Todd 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/C3. |
Mastering Mathematics
(Mastery Publications) |
IND | |
MasterMath | EXP | MasterMath is modeled after the Florida curriculum. Florida standards are currently partially aligned with the CCS; thus, MasterMath is also partially aligned. After Florida's implementation of the CCS is complete in 2014, the publisher of MasterMath may make further adjustments to the program. |
Master of Memory | IND | |
Masterpiece Art Instruction | IND | |
Mastery Publications | IND | |
Mater Amabilis | IND | |
Math4Children+ | EXP |
Math4Children+ advertises that it “is loaded with math activities for children from Pre- K up to 7th grade aligned to Common Core State Standards.” |
Math-Aids.com | IND
EXP |
Currently, all content on Math-Aids.com is independent of the CCS. The site author is in the process of creating a separate section of aligned material. The CCS section will be clearly labeled as such when it is added. |
Mathalicious | EXP | Mathalicious is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS. |
Mathamanimals, The | IND | |
Math & Movement (Suzy Koontz) | COR | Math & Movement has written a brochure to show how its program supports the CCS. |
Math and Physics for Homeschool Students (Derek Owens) | IND | |
Math Antics | IND | Math Antics may choose at some point to align with the CCS but has no immediate plans to do so. |
Math Blaster (Knowledge Adventure) | IND | |
Math By Hand | COR | The creator of Math By Hand is blogging daily through 2014 in order to explain how to use her program in conjunction with the CCS. |
Math Cats | OTH |
Math Cats 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. |
Math Celebrity | IND
EXP |
Math Celebrity offers its program users a choice between calculators independent of the CCS and those aligned with the initiative. Both are available according to users' preferences. |
MathCloud | EXP |
MathCloud advertises that it is “designed to meet all common core standards.” |
MATHCOUNTS | COR | The MATHCOUNTS resources and competition “cover topics that are in the Common Core curriculum for 6th, 7th and 8th grade, as well as the Algebra and Geometry standards. [The program doesn't] design the materials to directly align with the standards, but [it does] use them to as a general guide...when deciding topics to include in [its] problems and activities.” Additionally, “the School Handbook has a Common Core problem map in the index.” |
Math Doesn't Suck
(and other books by Danica McKellar) |
IND | |
Math Drawings | EXP | |
Math-Drills.com | IND | Math-Drills.com “caters to a worldwide audience, so choosing one curriculum over another would not serve all of [its] users.” It is possible that some content related to the CCS has been added upon user request, but given the nature of the site – helping kids to practice and, thus, retain basic math facts – any such connections are purely circumstantial |
Math Dude, The | IND | The Math Dude podcast addresses a wide variety of math-related topics so it's possible the CCS may come up. However, broadcasts are not aiming for a connection to the CCS. |
Mathematical Basteleien | IND | |
Math Essentials | IND | |
Math Fact Cafe | IND | |
Math Facts NOW! | IND | |
MathFox | EXP |
MathFox advertises that its activities are “aligned to common core state standards.” |
MathGalaxy | OTH | Math Galaxy 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. |
MathGameTime | EXP | |
Math Geek Mama | COR
EXP |
Math Geek Mama has “not gone back to previous materials to alter things specifically for Common Core, but [does] sometimes write lessons to align with those standards.” And ”sometimes [she]will point out which standards apply to the materials [her] because it is helpful for teachers.” |
Math Gym, The | COR | The Math Gym is correlated to the NCTM standards and is in the process of being correlated to the CCS, because the program developer fully supports the initiative. |
MATHhelp.com Homeschool Math Curriculum | COR | MATHhelp.com advertises its correlations to the CCS. |
Math in a Box
Algebra Class Online Geometry Class Online |
IND | The Math in a Box materials will not be changed to align. However, the author has not yet decided whether or not she will eventually show correlations. |
Math in English | IND | Math in English replied to queries by saying that, “unfortunately,” it does not have documents showing correlations to the CCS. It does not intend to change its content to align, but this answer may indicate the company's desire to eventually correlate. |
Math in Focus
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) |
IND
EXP |
The 2009 edition of Math in Focus (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is not aligned with the CCS, but later versions are. |
Math is Fun | COR | Though not yet complete, Math is Fun intends to eventually create a list showing how its materials correlate with the CCS. |
Math-It (Weimar Institute) | IND | |
Math-Kal | IND | |
MathKEY | COR | The creator of MathKEY is in the process of “'relabeling' the names of the skills to correspond to the Common Core Standards.” |
Math Learning Center, The | EXP | The Math Learning Center advertises that is has been “rebuilt from the ground up to fully address Common Core State Standards.” |
Mathletics | EXP | Mathletics is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS. |
Mathlingual | IND | Mathlingual “strongly believes in the rights of individual families to choose the educational programs they feel are best for their children. [Its] curricula are completely independent of the Common Core Initiative.” |
Math Made Easy | IND | |
Math Mammoth | IND EXP | Most Math Mammoth materials – including the Blue Series, Green Series, current Golden Series, and old Light Blue Series – are not aligned and will not become aligned. The current edition of the Light Blue Series is aligned. The Golden Series may eventually be aligned, but the publisher does not have immediate plans to begin working on that at this time. |
Mathmaster | OTH
ANC |
Mathmaster was contacted multiple times over the course of several months and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it's chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its overall position on the CCS/NGSS. That said, the videos on Mathmaster come from Khan Academy and some of the videos refer to a CK-12.org textbook; both Khan Academy and CK-12.org are aligned to the CCS. |
Mathnasium | EXP | Mathnasium advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
Math on the Level | IND | |
MathOps | OTH |
MathOps 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. |
Math Out of the Box | COR | Math Out of the Box has “correlation documents [that] show the lessons that match each standard.” |
Math Page, The | IND | |
Math Perspectives | EXP | Math Perspectives advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
Math Planet | OTH |
Math Planet 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. |
Math Playground | EXP | Math Playground advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
Math Relief! | IND | |
Math Rider | IND | |
Math/Science Nucleus | IND | |
MathSecret.com | IND | |
Mathseeds | EXP | Mathseeds advertises that it was “written for the Common Core Standards.” |
MathSlicer (Thumbstorm) | IND | |
MathStart (Stuart J. Murphy) | COR | The content of MathStart will not be changed to align and is currently correlated to the previous NCTM standards, not the CCS. But Stuart Murphy advertises support for the CCS by indicating that “the CCSS for Mathematics include Standards for Mathematical Practice that are consistent with those of the MathStart series...” |
MathSteps | EXP | MathSteps is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS. |
MathTacular | IND | |
Math Trailblazers (Kendall Hunt) | EXP | Math Trailblazers advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
MathTutorDVD | IND
EXP |
MathTutorDVD's Mastering 5th Grade Math series “specifically aligns with Common Core standards.” The company is “still evaluating whether or not [it] will release subsequent sets of full grade level math curricula (probably 4th and 6th grade), or whether or not it will include Common Core.” There are no current plans to align or correlate other MathTutorDVD courses to the CCS. |
Math Twister | COR | Math Twister has not changed the content of its products, but it does advertise that it correlates to the CCS. |
Math-U-See | IND EXP |
Math-U-See's secondary materials – from Pre-Algebra through Calculus (with most recent editions from 2009 and 2010) – remain independent of the CCS as of Spring 2017. However, it has added CCS-aligned pages (beginning with its 2013 editions) to every lesson in all of its elementary books from Primer through Zeta, and it does not offer versions of its aligned texts without the CCS pages. It also advertises its direct correlations with the CCS at the elementary level; partners with eLearningk12, which utilizes only resources from CCS-aligned companies; and announced via email in March 2013 that its “2013 editions of Primer-Zeta ensure that all of the concepts and procedures outlined in the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content for grades K-6 is fully articulated. Although our materials are structured for skill mastery and are not divided by grade level, we have also followed, where possible, the grade level sequence within the Content Standards. As additional materials from the CCSS Initiative are released, such as the publisher’s criteria, we are also endeavoring to pass on the intent of the standards by focusing on those concepts and procedures that the Initiative describes as essential and by placing less emphasis on those that the Initiative considers to be of lesser importance.” |
Mathway | IND | |
Math-Whizz | EXP | Math-Whizz advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
Math with Larry (Zafran) | OTH | Math with Larry 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. |
Math without Borders | IND | Though the creator of Math without Borders does not have concerns about the CCS, he does not intend to change anything in his program to consciously align with the initiative. |
MathwithTD | OTH |
MathwithTD.com 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. |
Math Worksheet Center | WAIT | |
Math Worksheet Land | EXP | Math Worksheet Land advertises that “all of [its] work is aligned to the core math curriculum.” |
Math Worksheet Site, The | IND | The Math Worksheet Site adds additional resources as teachers request them so it's possible that some sheets will be aligned going forward. However, the company also says that "we have no idea if those requests align with the common core or not because we don't care a pin about common core." |
Math Worksheet Wizard | OTH | Math Worksheet Wizard was contacted multiple times over the course of several months and did not respond to any query. I cannot speculate as to why it's chosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its overall position on the CCS/NGSS. |
Matific | EXP | Matific advertises its alignment with the CCS on its By Curriculum pages, and its content is mapped to CCS-aligned textbooks. |
Maupin House (Capstone) | COR EXP | Maupin House is a Capstone subsidiary and sells a variety of correlated and explicitly aligned resources. |
Mavis Beacon Typing (Mac) | EXP | According to its distributor, Learning Services, the Mac version of Mavis Beacon (owned by Mackiev) is aligned to the CCS. The Windows version of the program (owned by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt) is not aligned. |
Mavis Beacon Typing (Windows) | IND | According to its distributor, Learning Services, the Windows version of Mavis Beacon (owned by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt) is not aligned to the CCS. The Mac version of the program (owned by Mackiev) is aligned. |
Maximum Potential Kids | IND | |
Maybury, Richard J.
(Uncle Eric books) |
IND | Books written by Richard J. Maybury are published by Bluestocking Press, which is committed to remaining independent of the CCS. |
Mayer-Johnson | EXP | |
Mayflower & Me K-12 Curriculum
(Sail 1620) |
OTH | Mayflower & Me 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. |
Mazor Books | IND | |
McDonald | IND
COR |
Among McDonald's more than 500 products, nine contain lists of correlations to the CCS. The other resources are independent of the initiative. |
McDougal Littell
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) |
EXP | McDougal Littell is a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. |
McElderry (Simon & Schuster) | COR |
McElderry books are included among Simon & Schuster titles that support the CCS. |
McGraw-Hill
Everyday Mathematics Geometer's Sketchpad Glencoe Jamestown Education Macmillan SRA |
EXP | McGraw-Hill advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
McGuffey Readers
(Mott Media Publishing) |
IND | |
McGuffey's Online Tutor | IND | |
McRuffy | COR | The publisher of McRuffy materials has created a document showing how the company’s K-3rd grade math materials happen to correlate with the CCS. However, he has reservations about any sort of national standardization efforts and does not intend to alter his materials in order to align. |
Mead | COR | Mead has “evaluated the CCS with an educational consultant to determine how and where [its] product content aligns.” |
Meadowbrook Press | COR | Meadowbrook Press publishes many non-curricular materials that have no connection to common core. But the curriculum by Amy Buswell that it is publishing in Summer 2014 is correlated to the CCS. |
Me & My House Ministries | IND | |
Me and Thee Studios | ANC | Me and Thee Studios Early Reader Collection was neither written to nor correlated with the CCS. However, the author does correlate them to Lexile measures, and the Lexile system for measuring text complexity is the tool being used by the CCS for assessing the “level” of CCS-utilized reading resources. |
Mecanno (Erector) |
OTH | Meccano (Erector) 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 . |
Medal of Honor | COR | Medal of Honor advertises that its “materials are 'Common Core Compatible.'" |
Media Angels Inc. Publishing | IND | |
Media Talk 101 | IND | |
Meet the Masters | COR | Though Meet the Masters indicated in 2013 that it “has no intention of making changes to the design of [its] program or curriculum,” it now advertises its correlations to the initiative. |
Mega Verse Ministries | IND | |
Mel Bay Publications | IND | |
MEL Chemistry | IND
ANC |
The high school level MEL Chemistry material is aligned with Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry; AP is aligned with the CCS. Elementary MEL Chemistry material is independent of the initiative.
In terms of the program's AP material, AP is not directly covered by the CCS because AP classes and resources 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-aligned material offered by MEL Chemistry will have to make related changes as well. |
Melissa & Doug | IND | |
Melk, the Christmas Monkey
(Paradise Praises) |
IND | |
membean | IND | |
Memoria Press | IND | Memoria Press has posted its official position on its website: How will the online school and curriculum be impacted by The Common Core? |
MemoryTyper | IND | |
Memrise | ANC | The Memrise “site is a platform where anyone can create courses to help themselves or their students to learn anything they want.” The Memrise creators don’t design courses targeted at specific exams, have not made CCS-aligned changes, and don’t intend to. However, it’s worth noting that some using the site may develop aligned materials (presumably for others to see/use). I do not know if CCS-aligned materials on the site are marked as such. |
Menno Media (Herald Press) | IND | |
Mensa for Kids | COR | Mensa for Kids has designed correlation documents for its lesson plans. |
Mensch on a Bench, The | IND | |
Mentoring Our Own
(formerly Moor House Academy and Royal Academe) |
IND | |
Miacademy | WAIT | |
Miamiopia (Kids Know It Network) | EXP | Miamiopia is a subsidiary of Kids Know It Network, which is aligned with the CCS. |
Michael Clay Thompson
(Royal Fireworks Press) |
COR | In at least some of its books, Michael Clay Thompson includes pages that explain how the material “aligns beautifully with the philosophy and content of the Common Core State Standards that are now being implemented in most states” and shows throughout the books where various lessons match CCS content. |
Michael Serra | COR
EXP |
The 5^{th} Edition of Michael Serra's Discovering Geometry is aligned with the CCS, but previous editions of that book will not be changed. His other books will not be revised for the CCS, but Mr. Serra does note how his books correlate to the CCS. |
Mick Art Productions Publishing | IND | |
Micro Business for Teens | IND | |
Middlebury Interactive | EXP |
Middlebury Interactive is aligned with ACTFL, which has chosen to incorporate the CCS for English language arts into its foreign language instruction practices. |
Middle School Chemistry | OTH |
Middle School Chemistry 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. |
MIDI for Kids | IND | |
MidSchoolMath | EXP | MidSchoolMath advertises that it “features every Common Core standard from 5^{th} through 8^{th} grade.” |
Midwest Christian Academy | IND | Midwest Christian Academy utilizes PACES from Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), which are independent of the CCS. |
Midwest Theological Forum | IND | |
Mighty Book | IND | |
Miles Kelly | OTH |
Miles Kelly 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. |
Milestone Documents | EXP | Milestone Documents has written its quizzes to align with the CCS. |
Miller Pads and Paper | SUP | |
Milliken Publishing | EXP | Milliken Publishing advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
Millward, Randi L. | IND | |
MindUP (Hawn Foundation) | EXP | MindUP advertises that its “lessons align with all state standards including Common Core.” It is also associated with Scholastic, which is also aligned with the CCS. |
Mindset Works | COR | Mindset Works “has not been recently altered to [explicitly align with the CCS] but does incorporate common core standards.” |
MindWare | IND
SUP |
MindWare sells its own products as well as products from other vendors. In regard to its own products, it does “not have a current system in place to rate [its] proprietary items to follow the NGSS, Common Core and C3,” but it may consider doing so in the future. |
Minecraft | IND | Though Microsoft – whose owner, Bill Gates, is a strong proponent of the CCS – bought Minecraft in 2014, it has not made any CCS-related changes to the game. However, third-party vendors who offer various Minecraft-related sites may or may not add a CCS component. For example, Skrafty Homeschool Minecraft, GameEd Academy, Homeschool with MineCraft remain independent of the CCS, but Lessons4Minecraft has created CCS-correlated plans in several subject areas. Thus, one must check the status of each potential Minecraft-oriented site for confirmation either way. |
Ministry-to-Children | IND | |
MinutePhysics | IND | |
Miquon Math (Rainbow Resource) | IND | |
Miracle of America | IND | |
Mirror Publishing | IND | |
M is for Monster | ANC | Materials written by M is for Monster itself are not aligned. However, M is for Monster does incorporate some books from CCS-aligned companies (i.e., Carson- Dellosa). |
Mission Imperative | IND | |
Mission US | EXP | |
MisterNumbers Pattern Play Math
(EZ Times Tables) |
OTH |
MisterNumbers Pattern Play Math 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. |
MIT Open Courseware | IND | MIT Open Courseware is “a free online library of the course materials used to teach MIT undergraduate and graduate courses.” As such, it claims no connection with the CCS. However, it is worth noting that the Saylor K-12 program and a number of other proponents of the CCS recommend using MIT Open Courseware to meet the CCS. |
Mixminder | EXP | Mixminder advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
Moby Max | EXP | Moby Max was created for the common core. |
Model Me Kids | IND | |
Modern Charlotte Mason, A | IND |
A Modern Charlotte Mason suggests some correlated resources (i.e., Handwriting without Tears, Family Math), but these resources are either one of several suggested options or are optional reference resources. Additionally, it suggests a few resources from companies that are now aligned with the CCS (i.e., McGraw-Hill), but the suggested editions have pre-CCS copyright dates. It actually “use[s] living books instead of curriculum for most teaching.” |
Modern Curriculum Press (MCP) (Pearson) | EXP | MCP is a Pearson imprint; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS. |
Modern Day Princess | COR | Modern Day Princess is willing to advertise correlations to the CCS “knowing [it is] in alignment with them.” It is also wiling to make CCS-related content changes. |
Modern Publishing (Kappa Books) | IND | |
Modern Signs Press | IND | |
Modesty Matters | IND | |
Moebius Noodles | IND | |
Mommy Speech Therapy
(Little Bee Speech) |
IND | |
Monarca Language | IND | |
Monarch (Alpha-Omega) | IND | Alpha-Omega has purposed to avoid using any CCS-related resources when making any revisions to any of its product lines, including Monarch. |
Money Bright Kids | IND | |
Money Savvy Generation | COR | Money Savvy Generation advertises that, “Happily we have...created the maps for you to show how our financial literacy curricula align to both Math and English Language Arts [common core] standards.” |
Money SKILL | COR | Money SKILL has not changed its content for the CCS, but it is in the process of showing where it matches the initiative. |
Monkey Preschool (Thup Games) | IND | |
Montessori Services | SUP | Though primarily a supplier/distributor, Montessori Services also operates Parent Child Press, which is listed separately. |
Moody Publishers | IND | |
Moonjar | IND | |
Moore Home Schooling | IND | |
MOPS International | ANC | MOPS International promotes EmbarK12, which is aligned to the CCS. |
Morningstar Academy, The
(Learning by Grace) |
ANC | The Morningstar Academy is a subsidiary of Learning by Grace. Though materials written by Learning by Grace subsidiaries themselves are not aligned and many of its partners are also independent of the CCS, the programs do incorporate resources from some CCS-aligned companies (i.e., BBC, Discovery Education, PBS, Reading Rainbow). |
Mosdos Press | COR | Mosdos Press was developed prior to and independent of the CCS and is committed to remaining independent, but it does offer a CCS correlation chart on its website for those who may need such information. |
Mostly Bright Ideas | IND | |
MotherboardBooks.com | IND | |
Mother Goose Time | ANC | Mother Goose Time is correlated to the NAEYC standards, and NAEYC has ancillary connections with the CCS. Therefore, Mother Goose Time is also
ancillarily connected by default. |
Mother of Divine Grace | ANC | Mother of Divine Grace is not a curriculum publisher. Rather, it makes recommendations to parents about curriculum based on the organization's "methodological and content goals. It has not investigated whether or not any of its recommended resources align with the CCS and acknowledges that some of its recommendations may align.” |
Mothmatic | IND | Mothmatic is a subsidiary of Digital Dialects, which is independent of the CCS. |
Motion Math | EXP | Motion Math is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS, was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning, and also advertises its alignment. |
Moti-Venture | IND | |
Mott Media Publishing | IND | |
Move It Math | IND | |
Move 'n Groove Kids | EXP | |
MovieLit.com | IND | |
Moving Beyond the Page | EXP | |
Moving with Math | EXP | |
Mr. D Math | ANC | Mr. D Math materials themselves are independent of the CCS. However, it uses “IXL as an additional practice area for students who would like extra practice with a concept.” Mr. D aims to direct students only to IXL pages that provide extra practice in concepts from the Mr. D program – not CCS-related pages - but students may encounter CCS content throughout the IXL site. |
MrDonn | OTH | MrDonn 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. |
MrDowling.com | COR | Though MrDowling.com advertises CCS “aligned” lessons, the author of the material has not actually changed any content. Rather, he shows correlations between his material, as written, and the CCS. |
Mr. Martini's Classroom | IND | |
Mr. McWiz Science | EXP |
“Though [Mr. McWiz Science has] not [yet] altered any materials, [it] align[s] many of [its] experiments with...those standards. ...[And it has] future plans to align [its] video presentations even more with as many science standards as possible... [It] will [also] advertise on the website what standards are addressed and those standards will probably be sent with the purchase of each video.” |
Mr. Nussbaum! | EXP | Mr. Nussbaum! advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
Mr Printables | OTH | Mr Printables has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents. |
Mr. Science Teacher | IND | |
Mrs Ds Corner | IND
EXP |
Mrs Ds Corner sells several hundred products, most of which are not labeled for common core. However, several items are tagged as aligning with the CCS. |
MrsPancake | IND | |
Mrs. Perkins' Dolch Words | OTH | Mrs. Perkins' Dolch Words 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. |
Mrs. Taylor's Homeschool Science Class | IND | Mrs. Taylor's Homeschool Science Class uses only Apologia books; Apologia is independent of the CCS. |
Multieducator | ANC | Multieducator products are not consciously aligned with the CCS. However, at least one app is being redesigned to incorporate UC Berkeley standards that do align with the CCS. |
Multiplication.com | EXP | Multiplication.com is “working to develop resources for ALL of the common core standards dealing with multiplication.” |
MultiTasking Mom, The | IND | |
Murphy, Stuart J. | COR | The content of Stuart Murphy's MathStart will not be changed to align and is currently correlated to the previous NCTM standards, not the CCS. But Mr. Murphy advertises support for the CCS by indicating that “the CCSS for Mathematics include Standards for Mathematical Practice that are consistent with those of the MathStart series...” and that his I See I Learn series “can help young children prepare for the Common Core State Standards.” |
Museum of the Bible | IND | |
music4homeschool | IND | |
Music K-8 (Plank Road Publishing) | SUP | |
Music Teacher's Games | IND | |
MusIQ Homeschool | IND | |
Muzzy Languages | IND | |
MWorld | COR | MWorld advertises that its Teacher Guides are “mapped to” the CCS. |
My Audio School | IND | |
My Bible First! | IND | |
My Catholic Faith Delivered | IND | |
MyEasyLanguage (Kaleeka Press) | COR |
The publisher of MyEasyLanguage (Kaleeka Press) materials states that she has “reviewed the CCS requirements and [is certain] that [they are] well within those requirements.” |
My Father's World | ANC | Materials written by My Father's World itself are not aligned, and MFW only recommends non-aligned versions of Singapore and Saxon, its recommended math programs. However, MFW does incorporate books from CCS-aligned companies (i.e., Carson- Dellosa, Evan Moor) in its elementary/middle school basic packages. |
MyHomeschoolMath | IND | |
My MESSIAH Publishing House | EXP | |
My Place with Jesus | IND | |
My Rocketbook | IND | |
My Secret Math Tutor | IND | |
myON (Capstone) | EXP | myON is an imprint of Capstone, which advertises its alignment with the CCS. |
Mystery of History, The
(Bright Ideas Press) |
IND | |
Mystery Science | COR | Mystery Science “indicate[s] on [its] website how [its] units connect with the NGSS standards.” |
My Tech High | IND | |
My TEK Lab | IND | |
Mythbusters Curriculum | IND | The MythBusters curricular materials available to homeschoolers (i.e., video segments available via DE Streaming, teacher's guides, and student peer review sheets) “have not been altered for the purpose of aligning with the Common Core or Next Generation Science Standards,” and the company has no plans to alter or correlate those materials going forward. The program's DE Science Techbooks will be aligned to NGSS, but those resources are only sold to conventional schools, not to homeschoolers. |