Master List for T



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
Tabeo ANC Tabeo comes pre-loaded with a number of educational apps, including some from aligned resources (i.e., Kimbo Educational).
TabletClass IND TabletClass is not aligned with the CCS and is not formally correlated. It will simply answer questions about particular areas of correlation if asked by individual parents.
Tabtor EXP Tabtor “content is entirely based on common core standards.”
Tales2go COR

From time to time” Tales2go “point[s] out connections between listening to audiobooks and state listening standards,” including CCS where applicable.

Talking Fingers

Read, Write & Type

Talking Shapes

Wordy Qwerty

COR Talking Fingers is the creator of Read, Write & Type and Wordy Qwerty, two correlated product lines.
Talking Mom2Mom IND
TAN Homeschool IND

SUP

In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor, TAN Homeschool has also created its own product lines, which are listed separately in the Subject Area Project.
Tangle Art and Drawing for Kids (Craftwhack) IND
Tapestry of Grace IND
Taylor University Online IND

Taylor University Online does “not [at this time] have a formal program in place which aligns with the CCS, NGSS or the C3. This does not mean [it] won't at some point. For now [the program's] role is to offer college courses with a faith infused curriculum that high school students can take for pre-college credit.”

Teach A+ Children SUP
Teach a Child to Read with Children's Books IND
Teach All Kids IND
Teach America to Read and Spell (TATRAS) IND
Teacher Created Materials EXP Teacher Created Materials advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Teacher Created Resources EXP Teacher Created Resources advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative EXP Teachers & Writers Collaborative is not changing its existing material, but it “[continues] to build [a] store of lesson plans and other materials to support creative writing teaching that is aligned with the requirements of the Common Core.”
Teachers Corner, The IND
Teachers Notebook IND EXP Since more than 3,800 individual teachers and homeschooling parents create the materials offered on Teachers Notebook, the site offers a mix if aligned and non-aligned material.
Teachers Pay Teachers IND EXP Individual teachers create the materials offered on Teachers Pay Teachers. And, though more than 38,000 resources offered on the site are CCS-aligned, more than 460,000 other products appear to have no CCS connections.
Teacher's Pet Publications EXP Teacher's Pet Publications advertises its alignment with the CCS.
TeacherVision (Pearson) EXP TeacherVision is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS. TeacherVision also advertises its alignment.
TeachingAmericanHistory.org (Ashbrook Center) COR TeachingAmericanHistory.org advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Teaching & Learning Company EXP Teaching & Learning Company advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Teaching Cursive IND
Teaching Heart EXP
Teaching Math with Manipulatives Using the Mortensen Method

(Geoff White)

IND
Teaching Textbooks IND Teaching Textbooks does “not intend to alter [its] methodology or approach to the actual teaching of... material,” but it may at some point publish “supplemental material” that would essentially correlate the program to the CCS. However, as of April 2016, it remains independent of the CCS because it has does not yet have definitive plans for such material.
Teaching Tree (Dollar Tree) OTH Teaching Tree has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
TeachMe (24x7digital) IND Aligning some of [its] learning topics to Common Core standards is something [TeachMe is] interested in looking into, but at this time [it doesn't] have an anything solid as to when [it] will be doing this.”
Teach Me Joy IND Teach Me Joy's Hall of Heroes program recommends the use of Math Mammoth, which offers both CCS-aligned and non-CCS resources. Parents can choose from among all the Math Mammoth programs for use with Hall of Heroes. Other Teach Me Joy programs and resources are independent of the CCS.
TeachTown EXP TeachTown is already aligned at the kindergarten and 1st grade levels. For 2nd and 3rd grade, the company is in the process of developing documents to show where it correlates with the CCS and will then add content in order to actually align those grade levels.
Teach with Games IND
TeachWithMe.com COR TeachWithMe.com includes a Getting to the Core section that correlates various resources to the CCS.
Teach with Movies COR Teach with Movies “accept[s] the CCSS but [applies] them only at the very general level of the Anchor Standards.” The site includes reference to the Anchor Standards in its lesson plans for many films.
Teach Your Child Piano IND
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons IND
Teach Your Monster to Read

(The Usborne Foundation)

COR Teach Your Monster to Read is a subsidiary of Usborne, which is correlated with the CCS.
Teach Yourself to Draw IND
Tea Time with Tayla IND
TechRocket IND
TEDEd COR ANC TEDEd animations are not created with the CCS specifically in mind, but some may have ancillary connections to the initiative, at the discretion of the original creators of the content. Additionally, some of the animations have been correlated to the CCS.
TeenPact IND
Teen Prasso IND
teenSMART Driving IND
TenMarks EXP TenMarks is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.
Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor IND
Terrestria Chronicles, The

(Tales of Castles)

IND
TES COR TES advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Test of FAITH IND
TestSMART (ECS Learning Systems) EXP TestSMART advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Textbooks Heaven SUP
Thames & Kosmos SUP
That Resource Site IND
That the World May Know IND
TheChristians.com (SEARCH) IND
Theory Time IND
Therapro SUP
Thimbles and Acorns IND
ThinkCERCA EXP ThinkCERCA is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.
Thinkfun COR Thinkfun advertises how it “supports the common core standards for mathematics.”
Thinking Kids (Carson-Dellosa) EXP

Thinking Kids is a Carson-Dellosa brand; Carson-Dellosa is aligned with the CCS.

Thinking Kids Press IND
Thinking Skills Club IND
Thinking Tree (Dyslexia Games) IND Thinking Tree is a subsidiary of Dyslexia Games, which is independent of the CCS.
ThinkLanguage IND ThinkLanguage may consider aligning or correlating to the CCS but has no immediate plans to do so.
Thinkwell IND ANC Thinkwell 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 will have to make related changes as well.

Non-AP Thinkwell material is independent of the initiative.

This Reading Mama IND
Thomas Jefferson Education, A IND
Thomas Nelson (and Tommy Nelson)

(Harper Collins)

COR Thomas Nelson has reviewed much of [its] backlist and applied the Common Core standardsand is “also [running its] new titles through Common Core guidelines.”
Thrift Books SUP
Thrive Art School IND Thrive Art School is not aligned to the CCS but will be exploring details of NGSS for the Arts in the spring of 2014, deciding at that time whether or not to incorporate those standards into Thrive Art coursework.
Tiger Math IND
Tiggly EXP
Tigtag (Carolina Science Online) EXP
Timberdoodle SUP In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor, Timberdoodle has also created its own product line, Timberdoodle Core Curriculum, which is listed separately.
Timberdoodle Core Curriculum ANC In addition to serving as supplier/distributor of homeschool-related products, the company offers Timberdoodle Core Curriculum Packages for every grade level. Neither the packages nor the curriculum guides have been specifically altered to align with the CCS, but they do incorporate resources from a wide array of companies, some of which have aligned with the CCS.
Time4Learning ANC Time4Learning uses Compass Learning as its delivery platform. Though most Compass Learning content is correlated to (not explicitly aligned with) the CCS, Compass Learning has actually added some explicitly aligned content, and program users are unable to differentiate correlated from aligned content or eliminate aligned content.
Time4Writing COR Time4Writing has not changed any content to align with the CCS. Instead, it shows where its content – as written – correlates.
Time Chroniclers (Creation Quest) IND
TIME for Kids COR TIME for Kids advertises its correlations to the CCS.
TimeMAPS COR Time MAPS is currently working on material to show its correlations to the CCS.
Times Tales (Trigger Memory System) IND
Timez Attack EXP Timez Attack is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
Tiner, John Hudson IND Books written by John Hudson Tiner are published by Master Books and Mott Media Publishing, both of which are committed to remaining independent of the CCS.
Tinker Crate (Kiwi Crate) IND Tinker Crate is for Ages 9-16. The parent company offers other resources – Koala Crate, Kiwi 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.
Tin Man Press IND
Tiny Tap IND
TippyTalk IND

Tippy Talk may choose to align with the CCS in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.

TLSBooks.com EXP
TOBET (Theology of the Body Evangelization Team) IND
Tobii Dynavox EXP
Toe by Toe IND Toe by Toe is a UK-based company and, therefore, has no knowledge of the CCS. The company is in the process of developing an American version of its resources, but does not have plans to adapt for the CCS.
Together Counts IND Together Counts currently has no confirmed plans to align with the CCS, but it may decide (by Summer 2014) to do so.
Tomorrow's Filmmakers IND
Top 10 Proofs IND
Topp, Carol IND
TOP Science (TOPS) IND
Top That Publishing EXP
Torchlighters, The IND
Torrey Academy

(Biola Youth Academics)

ANC Torrey Academy has not made “any adjustments to [its] curriculum choices...in response to CCS.” However, the program does incorporate resources from a number of companies that have chosen to align (i.e., Pearson, Addison-Wesley, EPS, Prentice Hall).
Total Language Plus IND
Totally Tailored Reading OTH

Totally Tailored Reading 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.

Total Reader ANC Total Reader still provides the same services it did before. It has built in CCS-related reporting of testing results, though it continues to offer two other reporting options as well, in order to give parents a choice.
Touch Math EXP Touch Math advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS) IND
Toytown Treasures IND Toytown Treasures materials – which cover Bible study, literature, history, and geography – are not aligned or correlated to the CCS. However, the site owners sometimes recommend aligned materials in other content areas (i.e., Khan Academy) – unrelated to Toytown Treasures content – on the home page.
ToyVey Toys OTH

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

Trafton, Jennifer IND

COR

Jennifer Trafton's “local creative writing classes in Nashville and [her] online writing classes...are independent of Common Core, and [she has] no reason to believe that would ever change.” However, in a curriculum guide she has written to accompany her children's novel, she “added parenthetical notes to indicate where elements [of it] aligned with particular Common Core Standards.”

Trailblazer Books IND
Trail Guide to Learning

(Geography Matters)

ANC Materials written by Trail Guide itself are not aligned, and the company has a commitment to remaining independent of the CCS. However, the program does incorporate a few aligned books (i.e., from DK) on its “core resources” list.
Trail Life USA IND
Training Minds IND
Train Up a Child Publishing

(Epi Kardia)

IND
Transparent Language IND Transparent Language may choose at some point to align with or correlate to the CCS but has no immediate plans to do so.
Traveling through History with Doctor Who (Mama's Little Monkeys) IND
Treasured Conversations IND
Tree Hopper Toys IND
Tree of Life School IND Tree of Life School directed us to study its website in order to ascertain for ourselves the CCS status of the myriad resources it employs. It incorporates a lot of literature and also uses many resources that are wholly independent of the CCS. However, it also uses correlated entities (i.e., Critical Thinking Co.), resources whose publishers do not wish to answer our query (i.e., Audio-Visual Drawing), resources from companies who chose not to respond to our queries (i.e., Nelson Education), and resources that may be aligned to the CCS depending the editions used (i.e., if Tree of Life adopts the 4th Edition Saxon Math, it will be using an aligned product). If that were to happen, Tree of Life would be ancillarily connected to the CCS.
TREND Enterprises SUP TREND Enterprises only sells supplementary “classroom supplies,” not curriculum or other resources that might fall under the auspices of the CCS.
Trent Schools, The IND The Trent Schools may consider the CCS at some point but has no immediate plans to do so.
Trevedi Chemistry EXP Trevedi Chemistry is “the only software [of its kind] that is approved by the College Board.”
Triad Math, Inc. COR Triad Math, Inc. advertises its support of and correlation to the CCS.
Trick Geography IND
Trigger Memory System (Times Tales) IND
TRISMS IND
True Story Christian Movies SUP
Triumphant Learning IND
Triumph Learning EXP Triumph Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Trivium Pursuit IND
Troops of Saint George IND
True North Reading IND
Truth for Kids IND
Truth Guards IND
Truth in Science IND The publishers of Truth in Science have indicated they may consider showing correlations to the CCS, but that has not yet been considered.
TruthQuest History IND
TumbleBookLibrary EXP TumbleBookLibrary includes FREE common core portals: a K-5 English Common Core Portal and a Math Common Core Portal. These portals have resources aligned to core standards and make integrating TumbleBooks and the Common Core into your classrooms effortless.”
Turtle Diary COR When originally queried in January 2014, Turtle Diary said it did “not have any plans to alter the already published material” and did not “advertise that [it aligns] with CCS/NexGen.” However, by May 2016, it actually was advertising its correlations to the initiative.
Tutor.com ANC Though Tutor.com offers support for homeschoolers using a wide variety of curricular material – whatever a family chooses to use for its children – it also offers tutoring for 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 tutoring may have to make related changes as well. And the program's website also notes that its coaches have been “carefully selected for their...awareness of common core standards.”
TutorVista (Pearson) EXP TutorVista is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Tuttle Publishing IND
Tuttle Twins, The (Libertas Institute) IND
TuvaLabs EXP TuvaLabs is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
tvSchoolHouse IND
Twig (Carolina Science Online) EXP
Twinkl IND COR Twinkl material created for the UK and Australia – which will be available in the US – is and will remain unaligned with the CCS even as material being created specifically for the US market will be correlated.
Two Little Hands (Signing Time) IND
Tyndale House Publishers IND Tyndale House is giving consideration to showing correlations to the CCS, but has not yet decided what – if anything – it will do in that regard.
Tynker EXP Tynker advertises that it offers “Common Core aligned courses.”
Typeonline.co.uk COR As of December 2014, Typeonline.co.uk was in the process of creating information to show correlations to the CCS.
Type to Learn 4 (Sunburst Digital) EXP Type to Learn 4's parent company advertises the product's alignment with the CCS.
Typesy (eReflect) IND

At this time, Typesy is not connected to the CCS. However, the publisher may consider adding CCS content in the future.

Typing Club COR

...The Common Core State Standard contains a provision that requires students to demonstrate certain keyboarding skills starting in the 3rd grade and being able to type three pages in a single sitting by the end of the 6th grade. Typing Club is an online tool that educators utilize to teach their students touch typing and achieve this particular objective.”

Typing.com COR Typing.com indicates that it correlates with CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.6 and also advertises its correlation on its home page.
Typing Instructor (Individual Software) COR Typing Instructor 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.”
TypingTutor-Online.com OTH

TypingTutor-Online.com 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.

TypingWeb EXP TypingWeb advertises that its curriculum aligns with the Common Core State Standards Initiative for Writing.”

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