Master List for V


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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
Valerie Bendt Books IND
Values & Capitalism

(American Enterprise Institute)

IND Though an AEI research fellow has written a book that appears to show justification for the adoption of the CCS, Values & Capitalism educational materials for students have not been aligned.
ValuesParenting IND
VanCleave, Janice (Wiley) IND
Vantage Learning EXP
Veggie Tales IND
vegsource.com SUP
Venezia, Mike IND Mike Venezia's books (i.e., his Getting to Know... series) are published by Scholastic, which has explicitly aligned many of its products. However, the company has not altered Mr. Venezia's books for the CCS and has no plans to do so.
Venture Academy Online IND
Venturing IND Venturing is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, which is independent of the CCS.
Verbal Advantage IND
Verbal Math Lesson IND
Veritas Bible (Veritas Press) IND Veritas Bible is a Veritas Press product. Material written directly by Veritas is independent of the CCS.
Veritas Press ANC Veritas Press “has no plans to change anything to conform to any liberal/modern educational ideas” such as the CCS. As such, materials written by Veritas itself do not align. However, the company does incorporate resources from other vendors for some content areas and some of those publishers (i.e., Evan-Moor, EPS) have aligned their materials to the CCS.
Veritas Press Online (Veritas Press) ANC Veritas Press “has no plans to change anything to conform to any liberal/modern educational ideas” such as the CCS. As such, materials written by Veritas itself do not align. However, the company does incorporate resources from other vendors for some content areas and some of those publishers (i.e., Evan-Moor, EPS) have aligned their materials to the CCS.
Verity Institute IND
Versal IND

EXP

Versal enables any interested party to create open platform courses. Each course designer decides whether or not to align to the CCS/NGSS, and that position need not be disclosed in course summary descriptions. Course designers should be contacted individually for clarification.
Verticy Learning EXP Verticy advertises the use of Calvert in its program, and Calvert is explicitly aligned to the CCS.
Victory Drill Book IND
Victus Study Skills System IND
Video Math Tutor, The IND
Videotext IND
Vigilance Media IND
Viking (Penguin) COR Viking is a Penguin imprint. And, though literature published by Penguin and its imprints will not itself be altered for the CCS, all of the company's teaching resources will be correlated to the CCS.
ViNCi EXP
Vintage Remedies IND
Violin Book, The IND
Violin Lab, The IND
Virtlab IND
Virtual Homeschool Group IND
Virtual Instructor, The IND
Virtual Nerd (Pearson) EXP Virtual Nerd is a Pearson entity; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS. It also advertises its alignment.
Vis-Ed IND
Visible Ink Press EXP
Vision Publishers SUP
Vision Video IND
Vista Higher Learning EXP Vista refers to the CCS-aligned approach advocated by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Visualize World Geography IND
Visual Latin (Compass Classroom) IND
Visual Learning Systems COR Visual Learning Systems has “never changed [its] programs to conform to the [Next Generation Science Standards],” but it is “correlated to the NGSS.”
Visual Link Languages IND
Visual Manna IND
Visual Math Learning IND
Visual Thesaurus (Think Map) IND Though Visual Thesaurus is not aligned to or correlated with the CCS, the site's creator says it believes the site “supports” the CCS initiative.
Vmath (Voyager Sopris Learning) EXP Voyager Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.
VocabAhead IND
VocabGrabber (Think Map) IND Though VocabGrabber – which is part of Visual Thesaurus - is not aligned to or correlated with the CCS, the site's creator says it believes it “supports” the CCS initiative.
Vocabulary Cartoons IND
Vocabulary.co.il (Time4Learning) OTH Vocabulary.co.il 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.
Vocabulary.com (Think Map) IND Though Vocabulary.com is not aligned to or correlated with the CCS, the site's creator says it believes the site “supports” the CCS initiative.
Vocabulary from Classical Roots (EPS/School Specialty) COR Vocabulary from Classical Roots advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Voice Lessons to Go IND
Voyager Passport

(Voyager Sopris Learning)

EXP Voyager Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.
VTech IND VTech content is not specifically aligned with the Common Core Standards” and the company does not as of November 2014 “have any plans to align [its] content with CCS in the near future.” It is worth noting that VTech's Mathematics Expert served as a writer for the CCS math standards, but we have no evidence at this time to suggest that he promotes incorporating CCS into VTech products.

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