Master List for U


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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
Udacity IND
Udemy IND Udemy does not require its instructors to align with any particular standards. However, those who create the classes have autonomy to design the courses according to their own set of educational standards. Udemy recommends checking individual course descriptions and/or sending a query to the instructor of any Udemy class one is considering in order to have full disclosure about possible CCS connections.
uKloo Kids IND
Ultimate Music Theory IND
Ultimate Phonics (Spencer Learning) IND
Ultimate Spelling (eReflect) IND
Ultimate Typing IND At this time, Ultimate Typing is not connected to the CCS. However, the publisher may consider adding CCS content in the future.
UltraKey EXP According to its distributor, Learning Services, UltraKey (owned by Bytes of Learning) is aligned to the CCS.
Uncle Eric Books (Richard J. Maybury) IND Books written by Richard J. Maybury are published by Bluestocking Press, which is committed to remaining independent of the CCS.
Uncle Rick Audios IND
Under God (Mott Media Publishing) IND
Understanding Algebra OTH

Understanding Algebra 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.

Understanding Mathematics: From Counting to Calculus IND
Understanding Writing IND
United Art & Education SUP
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum IND
United States Military Explorers OTH

United States Military Explorers 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.

Universal Class OTH

Universal Class was contacted multiple times 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.

Universal Language Acquisiton Tool (ULAT) IND
Universal Publishing IND Universal Publishing may decide to show correlations to the CCS, but it has no immediate plans to do so.
University of Nebraska High School IND ANC University of Nebraska High School 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.

But non-AP University of Nebraska High School courses are aligned to Nebraska state standards, and Nebraska has not adopted the CCS.

University Press of New England IND

SUP

University Press of New England publishes its own material and also serves as a distributor for several other companies' products. Its own products are independent of the CCS.
UnLock Math IND
Unshakable IND Unshakable is a Creation Today subsidiary, which is independent of the CCS.
Unshakable Girl IND
Unstoppable (Kirk Cameron) IND
Up-a-do Unlimited IND
Uplifting Education ANC Uplifting Education doesn't include anything about the CCS in its programs unless a parent wants to have his/her child align with the standards. However, UE uses materials written by Compass Learning, which is aligned. Additionally, Uplifting Education 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 Uplifting Education will have to make related changes as well.
Up-Words Reading IND Next Generation Therapy Services, the non-profit entity under which Up-Words Reading has been developed, has no connection with the CCS.
U READ THRU History

(Silver Lining Press)

IND
USAopoly IND USAopoly does not currently incorporate the CCS and has no immediate plans to do so, but it may possibly consider referencing the initiative “in the ideation and concept process for future game development.”
Usborne (EDC) COR Usborne has said it has not changed the content of any of its materials in order to align with the CCS; it has “not changed [its] books,” it has “merely…taken each [resource] book by book and pointed out…how they fit the CCSS standards.” The company is marketing itself as a CCS "endorsing partner, “which means that Usborne materials “have met the [CCS] guidelines.”
UsedHomeschoolBooks.com / Second Harvest Curriculum SUP
UsefulCharts.com IND
UShistory.org IND
U.S. Kids EXP As of October 2015, U.S. Kids is in the process of altering its content to align with the CCS.
U.S. Work World COR U.S. Work World has “not changed any lessons.” However, it did add “College and Career Readiness Standards Anchors code -- and Career Readiness Practices -- to the bottom of each lesson.”
Uzinggo (Adaptive Curriculum) EXP

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