Master List for P



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
PAF Program IND For in-house informational/research purposes, the PAF Program has analyzed ways in which its materials – as written – happen to match some of the CCS. However, the company does not promote or advertise any such connections at this time.
Paideia EXP Paideia was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.
Palmer Method, The OTH The Palmer Method 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.
Pandia Press OTH Pandia Press 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.
P&R Publishing IND As a provider of literature, the CCS does not apply to P&R Publishing's products.
Pangaea Learning OTH

Pangaea Learning 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 positions on the CCS/NGSS.

PaperBack Swap SUP
PaperRater IND
Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum IND
Parchment Tutorials IND
Parent Child Press

(Montessori Services)

IND
Parenting Self-Government IND
Passport to Culture IND Passport to Culture may choose at some point in the future to correlate or align to the CCS, but has no immediate plans to do so.
Passport to the Nations IND
Patch the Pirate Club

(Majesty Music)

IND
Pathway Publishers IND
Patriotic Penmanship IND
Patriot's History of the United States, A (Larry Schweikart) IND
Pattern Based Writing: Quick & Easy Essay IND
Pattern Press COR Pattern Press advertises its correlations to the CCS.
PBS KIDS EXP The PBS KIDS Play site advertises that its “games...each address one skill area that aligns with educational standards and benchmarks from McREL.” And McREL “develop[s] and align[s] early childhood assessments and curricula with state standards or Common Core.” PBS KIDS is also endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
PBS LearningMedia EXP PBS LearningMedia advertises its alignment with the CCS.
PCI Education (Pro-Ed) COR PCI Education has detailed listings showing its products correlations to the CCS.
Peace Hill Press School in a Box ANC

Materials written by Peace Hill Press itself are not aligned. However, Peace Hill Press School in a Box does incorporate a few books from CCS-aligned companies (i.e., DK, Zaner-Bloser) in its packages.

Peachpit (Pearson) EXP

Peachpit is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.

Peachtree Publishers COR

Peachtree Publishers has stated that it does not feel it has the time to answer questions in regards to its position on the CCS. However, a company representative directed me to an NPR broadcast in which Peachtree's publisher, Margaret Quinlan, expressed support for the CCS. Thus, it's likely that the company's books are or will become correlated to the initiative.

Pearables OTH Pearables 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.
Pearson

Pearson Digital Learning

Pearson Early Learning

Pearson Educational Measurement

Pearson Homeschool

Pearson Learning Group

Pearson NCS

Pearson School Systems

Addison Wesley

Azar Grammar

BBC Active

Celebration Press

Connections Academy

Dale Seymour Publications

DK (Dorling Kindersley)

enVisionMATH

Fact Monster

FunBrain

Globe Fearon

Information Please

Longman

Modern Curriculum Press (MCP)

Peachpit

Poptropica

Prentice Hall

Scott Foresman

Silver Burdett Ginn

TeacherVision

TutorVista

Virtual Nerd

We Give Books

York Notes

EXP Though Pearson sites typically don't give explicit statements about the CCS, a quick internet search will reveal that Pearson is, in fact, a significantly involved in the development of many aspects of the CCS.
PebbleGo (Capstone) EXP PebbleGo is a Capstone product; Capstone advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Pecci Educational Publishers IND
Peekapak EXP Peekapak advertises its alignment to the CCS.
Peel Productions (Doug DuBosque) IND
Peep and the Big Wide World OTH Peep and the Big Wide World 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.
Penuin Random House COR Penguin Random House has created CCS-correlated “educator guides” for its titles.
Penguin (Penguin Random House) COR Penguin is a subsidiary of Penguin Random House, which has created CCS-correlated “educator guides” for a significant number of its titles.Though literature published by Penguin and its imprints will not itself be altered for the CCS, the company writes common core lesson plans.
Penn Foster High School ANC Penn Foster uses materials from some CCS-aligned companies (i.e., Pearson, McGraw-Hill) and also offers AP courses. Though AP courses are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, it's worth noting that all AP courses 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, Penn Foster will have to make related changes as well. Additionally, Penn Foster is considering moving toward actual alignment with the CCS in order to maintain its accreditations.
Pennington Publishing EXP Pennington advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Pennsylvania Homeschoolers ANC Pennsylvania Homeschoolers offers only “AP courses to homeschooled students worldwide.” Though AP courses are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, it's worth noting that all AP courses 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, Pennsylvania Homeschoolers will have to make related changes as well.
Penny Gardner IND
Pentime Penmanship IND
People to People Ambassadors Program EXP People to People utilizes the Washington School of World Studies to provide for the academics of students involved in the program. And, according to its website, “The Washington School of World Studies’ curriculum is based on...common core standards for social studies, leadership, communication, and world studies.”
Perfection Learning EXP Perfection Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Perfect Praise Publishing IND
Perma-Bound COR Though the original publishers of books marketed by Perma-Bound may or may not have connections to the CCS, Perma-Bound has designed CCS correlations for the titles.
Permacharts IND
Permaculture Student, The IND
Peterson Directed Handwriting IND
Petite Feet Dance IND Petite Fee Dance doesn't “feel the Common Core is really a consideration for [its] videos, but...may reconsider that at a later date.”
PetraLingua IND
PhET Interactive Simulations EXP PhET advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Phil4 ANC Phil4 offers several AP 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 program's AP classes may have to make related changes as well.

Phillips, Jenny IND

COR

 In regards to her Language Arts & Literature unit study program, Jenny Phillips advertises via her FAQs that, though the “courses do not follow common core standards...all the truthful and important common core standards [are] generally covered in these courses, [and] the courses also go well above and beyond common core standards.” As of Fall 2017, the specific FAQs for other resources do not mention the CCS/NGSS/C3; however, Ms. Phillips does say on the general FAQ page that, “because the curriculum is thorough and advanced, it goes well above and beyond Common Core standards.”
Phoenix Learning EXP Phoenix Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Phonics on the Web IND
Phonics Page, The (40L) IND
Phonics Pathways (Jossey-Bass/Wiley) IND Though many Jossey-Bass/Wiley products have been aligned with the CCS, Phonics Pathways is not part of the company's “Common Core Standard Series.” The content of Phonics Pathways will not be altered for the CCS.
Phonics Road to Spelling & Reading, The (Schola Publications) IND
Phonics Tutor IND
Phonics (Mott Media Publishing) IND
Phonogram Page

(N.I.N.E. Enterprises, Inc.)

IND
Phono-Graphix Reading Company COR Phono-Graphix has “plans to make available a key to how [its] materials already address [the CCS], for those who absolutely must align their own instruction to them.”
Photographic L.I.G.H.T. Academy IND
Physics4Kids (Andrew Rader Studios) OTH

Rader's Kapili 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 positions on the CCS/NexGen.

Physics Central COR Physics Central has not changed to align, but “will most likely say how parts of [its] materials may be used to teach Common Core or NGSS so...teacher[s] will have a way to fit it into their busy day[s].”
Physics Quest COR Physics Quest has not changed to align, but “will most likely say how parts of [its] materials may be used to teach Common Core or NGSS so...teacher[s] will have a way to fit it into their busy day[s].”
PiAnimals IND
PianoChops IND
Piano for Life IND
PianoLessonsOnline OTH

PianoLessonsOnline has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.

Piano Nanny IND
Piano Pronto IND
Piano Wizard Academy IND Piano Wizard Academy may consider correlating or aligning in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.
Picard, Marie IND
Pickel the Pirate IND
Picture Me Reading IND
Picture-Smart Bible, The IND
Picture Window Books (Capstone) EXP Picture Window Books is an imprint of Capstone, which advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Pilgrim Institute, The IND
Pimsleur (Simon & Schuster) IND
Pin It! Maps IND
Pinnacle Curriculum IND The Pinnacle Curriculum was written before the development of the CCS, and the publishers have no plans to revise it to make CCS-related changes. Thus, its reference to “key standards” is not related to the CCS.
Pioneer Clubs IND
Pioneer Online Academy IND
Pirasta IND
Plain and Not So Plain IND
Planet Science OTH

Planet Science 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.

Planettutor OTH Planettutor was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email and also by phone) 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.
Plato Courseware (edmentum) EXP

Plato Courseware advertises that it is aligned to both the CCS and NGSS.

Play Attention IND
Playdough to Plato EXP All Playdough to Plato activities include notations showing “specific [CCS] standards met by each product.”
Playful Planet EXP Playful Planet has books that were originally written to the CCS.
Playing with Math IND

COR

According to the author of Playing with Math, “Much of [the book] is related to [the eight CCS] mathematical practice standards, not because [I] followed them on purpose, but because they reflect thinking similar to [mine].” Thus, the book is technically independent of the CCS and the author does not promote the initiative in the book. However, because the books' content does knowingly reflect the CCS in many ways and because the author may reference the CCS standards in blog posts – not the book itself – listing it as both independent and correlated seems appropriate.
Playnormous IND
Play n Talk OTH

Play n Talk 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.

Play.Sing.Act EXP

Play.Sing.Act “materials are designed with the [CCS] in mind. ...All of the materials that have been created for it.”

Playskool (Leap Year Publishing) OTH The parent company for Playskool has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
Plural Sight COR Plural Sight has not changed current content for the CCS, but does indicate that it seems “to naturally align with these standards.” It is also willing address specific ways in which it meets various aspects of the CCS approach to learning.
Plymouth Rock Foundation IND
Pockets Magazine IND
Poetry4Kids IND Poetry4Kids does “not concern [itself] with

state-mandated education standards. [It does] provide reading level information on the poems that [it posts on its] website, in case this is useful to teachers, but that's about it,” and the provider of the readability scores advertises that is “confirmed by Common Core as a valid, reliable text complexity tool.” However, one needn't use that guide to use Poetry4Kids, and [the poems' author does] not write educational materials, [instead leaving] it entirely up to educators to decide how or if [his] work fits in whatever curriculum framework they are using.”

Polished Cornerstones IND
Polka Dots Publishing

(Melissa Northway)

IND
Pollan, Michael

The Omnivore's Dilemma

IND
Poptropica (Pearson) EXP Poptropica is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Portraits of American Girlhood

(Units Unique)

IND
Positive Action Bible Curriculum IND
Postal Bible Studies IND
Potter's School, The OTH

ANC

The Potter's School 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.

However, we do know that The Potter's School does offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. And, though AP classes are 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 The Potter's School will have to make related changes as well.

PowerEd Plans EXP PowerEd Plans advertises its alignment with the CCS.
PowerMyLearning EXP PowerMyLearning is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.
PowerSpeak (formerly PowerGlide) EXP

PowerSpeak uses Middlebury Pedagogy, an

immersion philosophy that is aligned with the CCS by virtue of its alignment with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Power Typing OTH

Power Typing 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 .

Practical Inspirations IND
Practical Money Skills COR Practical Money Skills lists correlations on its website.
Prager University IND
Prairie Primer (Cadron Creek) IND
Prairie View Press SUP
Praise Hymn IND
Precept Ministries IND
prek-8.com IND
PreK12 Plaza EXP PreK12 Plaza advertises that “all [its] content is aligned to state standards and the common core.”
Prentice Hall (Pearson) EXP Prentice Hall is a Pearson product line; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Preschool Express OTH

Preschool Express 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.

Preschool Powol Packets EXP Preschool Powol Packets advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Preschool Prep Company IND
Press for Learning COR In the second edition of Building Foundations for Scientific Understanding, the flagship Press for Learning resource, the company “will provide, as an appendix, a matrix so users who are 'under pressure' of NGSS can correlate lessons with specific NGSS standards and vice verse.”
Pressman Toy Corporation OTH

Pressman Toy Corporation 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.

Prestwick House COR

ANC

Prestwick House has a “CCSS Resouce Guide” through which it advertises that it “offers a variety of resources that will help you meet the Common Core State Standards.” Prestwick Hous also offers material for AP courses, which are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses. However, it's worth noting that all AP courses must be approved by the College Board and that the College Board is in the process of changing AP courses and tests “reconcile” AP with the CCS. In order to maintain College Board approval, Prestwick House may have to make related changes as well.

Priddy Books IND
Primal Math IND
Primary Phonics

(EPS/School Specialty)

COR Primary Phonics advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Princess Parables, The IND
Printable Math Worksheets OTH

Printable 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.

Printers Row Publishing Group (formerly Baker & Taylor) IND

EXP

At this point, most Printers Row books are independent of the CCS. However, the company does have some books under its Silver Dolphin imprint whose content is “taken from several key points in the Common Core State Standards.”
PrintNPractice.com

(formerly A-Z-Worksheets.com)

IND
Private Eye, The COR The Private Eye has documents showing how its materials correlate to the CCS.
ProCon.org COR ProCon.org advertises that it “is uniquely designed to be a powerful resource for Common Core instructionand also has “Common Core compliant lesson plan ideas.”
Prodigy EXP Prodigy is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.
Pro-Ed COR Pro-Ed advertises its products' correlations to the CCS.
Professor B IND
Professor Carol IND Professor Carol notes that the CCS is not applicable to the content she offers.
Professor Charles Says IND
Professor in a Box OTH Professor in a Box was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email and also by phone) 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.
Professor Noggin IND
Professor Pete's Classroom

(Classroom Professor)

COR Professor Pete's Classroom has “identified parts of the Common Core with which [its] products are consistent” and “[includes for its users] some information about aspects of CCS [its] resources align with.”
Professor Teaches

(Individual Software)

COR Professor Teaches has “brought out [its] CSS compliance in [its] marketing materials for teachers and educators so they can be certain that students who use [its] software will be on target with the CCS.”
Professor Toto IND
Professor Word EXP Professor Word advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Progeny Press IND
Progress Academy EXP
Progressive Phonics IND
Project-Based Homeschooling OTH

Project-Based Homeschooling 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.

Project Learning Tree EXP
Promises of the Constitution IND
ProntoLessons OTH

ProntoLessons 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.

Pronunciator IND
Prosperity4Kids, Inc. IND
Proud to Be Primary COR Proud to Be Primary has “checked off the [common core] standards [its products] correspond to in product description[s].”
Proverbs 22:6 Academy OTH Proverbs 22:6 Academy has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
Providence Foundation IND
Provision Room, The IND
Prufrock Press EXP Prufrock Press advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Pryor Convictions Media IND
Publications International (PIL) IND
Puertas Abiertas

(Spanish for Kids)

IND
Purdue OWL IND The creators of Purdue OWL will soon be unveiling a new resource for middle school students that uses some aspects of the CCS, but Purdue OWL itself will not be changed.
PureFlix IND
Puritans' Home School Curriculum, The IND Some text recommendations in The Puritans' Home School Curriculum (i.e., Usborne, Wordly Wise, BJU) are correlated to the CCS. Those resources do not have direct CCS content since they are correlated, not explicitly aligned, but The Puritans' Home School Curriculum does not always suggest non-aligned alternatives.
Purple House Press IND
Purplemath COR Purplemath is a Mathhelp.com product. Mathhelp.com is correlated to the CCS.
Purposeful Design Publications

(ACSI)

COR Purposeful Design “will not make the CCSS the standard by which [it develops] textbooks. [The company is] committed to remaining independent of the CCSS.” However, though it “will not change any content in order to align with the CCSS, [it] will identify where, in [its] textbooks (as written), the CCSS are addressed by the content.”
Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation (Jay Schabacker) IND
puzzle-club.com OTH puzzle-club.com 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.

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