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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|D.J. Dillon Adventure Series, The (Mott Media Publishing)||IND|
|Dadsworksheets.com||OTH||Dadsworksheets.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 .|
Daily Anatomy is “open to...creating content...specific” to the CCS, but has no immediate plans to do so.
|Daily Dose of Greek||IND|
|Daily Dose of Hebrew||IND|
|Daily Grammar||OTH||Daily Grammar 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 .|
|Dale Seymour Publications (Pearson)||IND||Dale Seymour books all appear to have publication dates from the 1980s and 1990s and seem at this point to be largely out of print, available only via the used curriculum market – and books published prior to 2010 will be independent of the CCS. However, Dale Seymour is a Pearson imprint, and Pearson is a proponent of the CCS. Therefore, any Dale Seymour books from 2010 and later – if they exist – will be explicitly aligned.|
|Dan & Louie||IND|
|Dance Mat Typing (BBC)||IND||
Dance Mat Typing is aligned to UK national standards rather than to the CCS.
|Dance Mat Typing Guide||OTH||
Dance Mat Typing Guide 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.
|All versions of Dave Ramsey's Foundations in Personal Finance program are correlated to the CCS. Other resources appear to remain independent of the initiative.|
|Dave Raymond's History (Compass Classroom)||IND|
|David C. Cook||IND|
|David R. Godine||IND|
|DaVinci Press (Kevin Ahern)||IND|
|Dawn Sign Press||EXP||Dawn Sign Press is aligned with ACTFL, which has chosen to incorporate the CCS for English language arts into its foreign language instruction practices.|
|Days of Wonder||IND|
|Debbie and Friends||IND|
|Deep Space Sparkle||OTH||Deep Space Sparkle has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.|
|Delta Education||COR||Delta Education advertises that its books help students meet CCS requirements.|
|Denim Beret, The||IND||The creator of The Denim Beret incorporates some elements from a resource book called Step Up to Writing by Maureen Auman that is currently aligned to the CCS. However, The Denim Beret only uses the 1999 (pre-CCS) edition of the book.|
|Designer Bible Drill||IND|
|Destination Imagination||EXP||Destination Imagination advertises its alignment with the CCS. It is also sponsored by Pearson, a proponent of the CCS.|
|Destiny Image Publishers||IND|
|DGP Publishing||COR||DGP shows correlations to the CCS in its scope and sequence documents, and also makes a direct statement about the CCS: “DGP Publishing does not support any testing practices or political agendas associated with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and these aspects of the CCSS have in no way influenced the materials we offer. All of our materials meet (and in most cases exceed) the minimum academic requirements set forth in the CCSS, but none of our materials promote the political agendas you may have seen in sample CCSS exercises and/or tests.”|
|Diagramming the Scriptures||IND|
|Diamond Piano Method||IND||Diamond Piano Method is aligned with the North Carolina Essential Standards of Beginning Music K-12.|
|Diana Waring History||IND|
|Dibs On Learning||COR||
Dibs on Learning advertises that its kits “cover as well as go beyond ‘common core.' Some topics and concepts covered in common core may be included in order reinforce the learning.”
|Dick & Jane Educational Snacks||IND|
|Didache Series, The||IND|
|Didax Educational Resources||SUP|
|Dig for Kids, The||IND|
|Dig-It Games||COR||Dig-It Games advertises its correlation to the CCS and NGSS.|
|DigiPen Project Fun||COR||DigiPen Project Fun does not take “any position about the benefit of standards” and does “not specifically alter [its] curriculum to align with them,” but it did “review [the CCS/NGSS] as a tool to help [it] consider what [it] should cover,” and believes its “students are naturally meeting many of the [CCS/NGSS] standards.” It also incorporates aligned products (i.e., LegoEducation resources).|
|Digital Frog||IND||Digital Frog is aligned to a number of educational standards frameworks, but not to the CCS/NGSS.|
|Digital Literacy and Citizenship (Common Sense Media)||COR||Common Sense Media advertises the correlation of its Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum with the CCS.|
|DimensionU||EXP||DimensionU is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Dinah.com||IND||Dinah.com refers to standards in Texas and other non-CCS states as it develops its products. It may consider showing correlations to the CCS in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Discipleship Bible Lessons (Kirkwood Education Online)||IND|
|Discount School Supply||SUP|
|Discover Art with Sandra||IND|
Discover 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.
|EXP||The 5th Edition of Michael Serra's Discovering Geometry is aligned with the CCS, but previous editions of that book will not be changed.|
|Discovering Intelligent Design||IND||Though Discovering Intelligent Design is aware of areas in which it correlates to the NGSS, the program is set up to help students refute the evolution-oriented tenets of the NGSS. Thus, any reference to the NGSS is designed to help students remain independent of the initiative.|
|Discovering the 5 Love Languages at School||COR||Discovering the 5 Love Languages at School includes a list of correlations to the CCS in its appendix.|
|Discovering the Art of Mathematics||IND||Discovering the Art of Mathematics “materials are designed for 'college' level mathematics, specifically for students in the liberal arts. While they can provide meaningful mathematical investigations for high school level students, there was no intent or effort to align them in any way with any K-12 standards (old or new). This being said, [DAoM appreciates] the Common Core's highlighting Standards of Mathematical 'Practice' which [it feels is] an important ingredient in supporting students in making sense of mathematical ideas at any level (and which were often not very explicit in prior standards). Students engaging with [DAoM] materials will naturally engage in these practices as they make sense of mathematics.”|
|Discovery Education||EXP||Discovery Education advertises its alignment with the CCS and NGSS.|
|Discovery Girls Magazine||IND|
|Discovery House Publishers||IND|
|Discovery Institute Press||IND|
(formerly Palomar K12)
|ANC||Though Discovery K12's predecessor, Palomar K12, was aligned to the CCS, the program's creator replaced Palomar with Discovery K12 in 2014. Discovery K12's website repeatedly says it is “Non-Common Core,” and the program is not purposely aligned with or correlated to the CCS. However, it does employ the use of third-party content, including some resources (i.e., National Geographic, among others) which are explicitly aligned with the standards. Thus, a child using Discovery K12 will be exposed to some CCS content.|
|Discovery of Design||IND|
|Discovery Toys||COR||Discovery Toys is “re-categorizing [its] products to align with” the CCS “focus...on the mechanics and process of learning and less on the content.”|
|Disney Educational Productions||OTH||Disney Educational Productions 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 .|
|Disney Junior||OTH||Disney Junior 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 .|
|Some DIVE classes are Advanced Placement (AP), which has ancillary connections with the CCS. 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, DIVE's AP prep classes may have to make related changes as well.
But non-AP DIVE material is independent of the initiative.
|DK (Dorling Kindersley) (Penguin)||COR||DK is a Pengin subsidiary. And, though literature published by Penguin and its imprints will not itself be altered for the CCS, the company writes common core lesson plans.|
|DLTK-Kids (and affiliated sites)||IND|
|DoDEA Virtual High School (Department of Defense Education Activity)||EXP||
The DoDEA advertises that its courses are aligned with the CCS and that DoDEA Virtual High School classes “adhere to the same standards as the traditional DoDEA curriculum.”
|Dog-Eared Publications||IND||Dog-Eared Publications has no immediate plans to align or correlate its books to the CCS, but may consider doing so in the future.|
|DOGO News||EXP||DOGO News advertises that it is “the leading source for current events, news and non-fictional content for Common Core ELA, Science and Social Studies.”|
|Do Life Right||IND|
|Dolly Parton's Imagination Library||IND||
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library partners with Penguin, which does not change book content for the CCS but does correlate them to the CCS by writing supplementary correlated “teaching resources” for each title. Thus, children's literature sent from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will not contain CCS content, but Penguin does support and promote the CCS initiative.
|Don't Know Much About||OTH||
Don't Know Much About replied to my queries indicating that it needs more time to formulate an official position in regards to the CCS/NGSS/C3.
DonPotter.net's extensive lists of resource links may include a few links to CCS-connected resources. However, most of the site's recommendations refer to older (i.e., 19th/early 20th century) public domain resources which are not CCS by definition.
|Doodle Crate (Kiwi Crate)||IND||Doodle Crate is for Ages 9-16. The parent company offers other resources – Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate, and Tinker 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.|
|Dora & Diego Homeschool Spanish||IND|
|Dover Publications||COR||Dover advertises that it is “proud to offer a wide variety of [CCS-recommended] exemplar texts.” It does not appear that the content of the books has been altered and only a handful of the many Dover titles are on this list, but Dover's endorsement of the CCS is evident.|
|Dr. Aardsma's Drills||IND|
|Dr. Aardsma's Saxon Math Checker||IND||Dr. Aardsma's Saxon Math Checker uses the Saxon homeschool books, which are not aligned with the CCS.|
|Dr. Wright's Kitchen Table Math||IND|
|DragonBox||COR||DragonBox has no plans to alter its resources for the CCS, but it has “pointed out some naturally occurring correlations.”|
|Draw and Write through History||IND|
|Drawing on History (KnoodleU)||IND||The creators of Drawing on History recommend one one particular DK title as a resource. Though some DK titles are CCS aligned, we do not know about the particular book that Drawing on History suggests. However, the book is a 2008 copyright, which predates the CCS, and it is not imperative for successful completion of the Drawing on History program.|
|Drawn Into the Heart of Reading (Heart of Dakota)||IND||Though some of Heart of Dakota's unit studies incorporate resources correlated to the CCS, Drawn Into the Heart of Reading (DTHOR) is independent of the initiative. And, though the Book Projects to Send Home resources Heart of Dakota suggests to supplement DITHOR are published by a company – Carson-Dellosa - that is aligning current products to the CCS, their copyrights predate the CCS and are also not required to implement DITHOR.|
|Dreambox Learning||EXP||Dreambox Learning is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Dreaming Spires Home Learning||IND|
|Drew's Art Box||IND|
|Driver Ed in a Box||IND|
|Driver Ed to Go||IND|
|Drive Thru History||IND|
DSO Kids lesson plans are correlated to the TEKS standards.
|Dual Credit at Home||IND|
|Ducksters||COR||Ducksters advertises correlations between its social studies pages and the CCS.|
Most Duke TIP resources do not align with the CCS because it is “teaching material far beyond those standards, usually on topics not covered by CCS.” However, one of its algebra courses is aligned, and Duke TIP partners with Rosetta Stone, which is also aligned.
|DuoLingo||OTH||DuoLingo 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 .|
|DVDs for Schools||SUP|
|Dynamic Literacy||COR||The publisher of Dynamic Literacy believes that “the motivations for creating [the CCS] extend far beyond something good for students.” However, he compared [Dynamic Literacy] “materials with the specific language in the standards and discovered that [his] products are highly correlated with the positive aspects of the CCSS.” Thus, he has opted to “provide this information to schools to show that [his] products can help meet the educational goals of the CCSS” even as he is committed to not changing his educational philosophy or any of the content in order to explicitly align.|