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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|Yellow House Book Rental||SUP|
The YMCA 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. Specifically, each parent must call his/her local YMCA facility to determine whether or not it is utilizing the CCS in any programming.
|Yoga Kids||COR||Yoga Kids has “some projects slated for future development in which [it] will be working with national standards to create basic, yoga-integrated lesson plans to correspond with Core subjects in sections by grade level.”|
|Yo Learnalot||OTH||Yo Learnalot was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email and also through Facebook) 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.|
|York Notes (Pearson)||EXP||York Notes is a Pearson subsidiary; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
YouCubed advertises its alignment with the CCS.
|YoungBiz USA||OTH||YoungBiz USA 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.|
|Young Entrepreneurs Academy||OTH||Young Entrepreneurs Academy 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.|
|Young Scientists Club, The||IND|
|YourDictionary (LoveToKnow Corp.)||EXP||YourDictionary is “specifically paying attention to the CCS...changes as they relate to language arts. “...While [it has] not altered [its] material specifically to align with CCS...[it has] found that many changes [it has] made to [its] site content has inadvertently supported these goals.” Additionally, it “will be reorganizing much of [its] content to be more in line with [CCS] grade level expectations.”|
|Your Story Hour||IND|
|YouthDigital||IND||YouthDigital may consider correlating or aligning with the CCS in the future, but it has given no consideration to doing so at this time.|
|Yummy Math||COR||Yummy Math is “in the process of adding CCSS correlation to each of our activities.”|
The YWCA 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.