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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|e-Learning for Kids||ANC||e-Learning for Kids is based on International Baccalaureate standards, which are aligned with the CCS.|
|Earth Rangers||IND||Neither the materials written by Earth Rangers itself nor its resources provided by Green Teacher are connected to the CCS. The program does utilize JUMP Math as well, but only the Canadian version, which is correlated with but not changed to actually align to the CCS.|
|Earth's Birthday Project||IND|
EarthLabs advertises that its labs “[support] the...Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).”
|Earthschooling||COR||Earthschooling makes correlation documents available to program members.|
|Easy Come Easy Grow||IND|
|Easy Essay, The||COR||The designer of The Easy Essay has said that “[he is] quite sure [his] site is in compliance with [the CCS].”|
|Easy French, The
(Great Commission Languages)
|Easy Grammar||IND||The author of Easy Grammar does not currently show correlations to CCS, though she has done so in the past and may choose at some point in the future to do so again.|
|Easy Peasy All in One High School||ANC||The Easy Peasy owner has not consciously aligned her scope and sequence and she is personally opposed to the long-term implications of the CCS. However, though not all of the links on the site lead to resources aligned with the initiative, many do.|
|Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool||ANC||The Easy Peasy owner has not consciously aligned her scope and sequence and she is personally opposed to the long-term implications of the CCS. However, though not all of the links on the site lead to resources aligned with the initiative, many do. Some are labeled as such but others are not.|
|Easy Spanish, The
(Great Commission Languages)
|Eating Game, The||IND|
|Economics for Everybody
|ECS Learning Systems||EXP||ECS Learning Systems advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|eCYBERMISSION||COR||eCYBERMISSION advertises its correlation to both the CCS and NGSS.|
|EDAnywhere||ANC||The EDAnywhere program is designed by a
university professor who seeks to prepare students for success at the college level. He is not altering anything for the CCS. However, the program “provides Lexile measures for all of [its] courseware,” and Lexile is aligned with the CCS. Additionally, though not required for any course, the program does recommend optional tutorials via Khan Academy, which isnaligned.
|Edcon Publishing Group||COR||Edcon will post CCS-correlation information on its website. It may eventually change the content of some of its materials to align, but for the foreseeable future, it is only working on correlations.|
Edgenuity – which, though mainly used for distance learning programs associated with public schools, is available to homeschoolers via private-pay (by contacting the company and asking - as of Summer 2016 - for Shannon Alves) – advertises that its “courses are...Common Core, NGSS, and state-standards aligned.”
|Edheads||COR||Edheads does not design its materials to suit any outside standards. However, it does make a conscious effort to show correlations between its games and the various educational standards in existence and is, thus, currently in the process of showing how its games correlate with the CCS/NGSS.|
|EdHelper||EXP||EdHelper only communicates with paid members so I was not able to send an official query. One associate of mine who was an EdHelper member did send a query in my stead, but never received a reply. However, the publishers replied to an informal query by another of my associates who was also an EdHelper member, saying, “Rest assured, our writers are actively working to include more Common Core aligned materials.” In addition, EdHelper has been advertising on multiple homeschool-related sites that it has aligned lessons.|
Edhesive is a provider of AP coursework. AP classes are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses. But 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 Edhesive will have to make related changes as well.
|edmentum||EXP||edmentum advertises that its various “learning solutions: are aligned to the CCS.|
|EdOptions Academy (edmentum)||EXP||
EdOptions advertises its alignment with the CCS.
EdTechLens advertises its alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
|Educating for Success||IND|
|Education Galaxy||EXP||Education Galaxy advertises that it was “built specifically to Common Core Standards.”|
|Education On Demand||ANC||The creator of Education On Demand , who also works for the Fordham Institute, supports the CCS and used E.D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge Sequence – which is aligned with the CCS – “as a guide to essential content” for choosing the movies to include on its lists. Additionally, The Fordham Institute lobbies in favor of the CCS.|
|Education Unboxed||IND||Education Unboxed does suggest some products from aligned resources (i.e., Beast Academy, Math Mammoth, Singapore), but its own video lessons are independent of the CCS.|
|Education World||IND EXP||Education World has a wide range of curated resources from which users may pick and choose. Though the site will not alter any pre-CCS content, new content (since 2010) may or may not be aligned. Additionally, the site partners with and curates links to several other websites, many of which have aligned their resources with the CCS.|
|Education.com||COR||Education.com has not changed any content, but it has taken time to “map” how its resources correlate with the CCS. Correlated resources will be marked with a “CCS stamp,” and the CCS will be taken into consideration as the company develops future products.|
|Educational Games for Fun and Learning (Paul Munger)||IND|
|Educational Learning Games||SUP|
|EducationCity (edmentum)||COR||EducationCity advertises that it is “mapped to state and Common Core Standards.”|
|Educents||SUP||Though all suppliers/distributors sell material without regard to any resource's CCS/NGSS/C3 position, Educents also actively endorses and promotes the CCS.|
Courses from some edX providers are aligned to the CCS. And the site also offers AP courses, which, though not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, must be approved by the College Board, which is in the process of changing AP courses and tests “reconcile” AP with the CCS. However, other edX courses are primarily designed for adult learners and, thus, are not directly connected to the CCS. Ultimately, because edX simply curates courses from dozens of disparate providers, we highly recommend that those considering an edX course contact the particular course provider to ascertain its definitive stance on the CCS.
|EEME||IND||EEME may consider correlating or aligning to the CCS in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Eerdmans||COR||Eerdmans advertises correlations to the CCS in some of the Discussion Guides for its Young Readers titles.|
|EFSAP||IND||EFSAP has no immediate plans to correlate to the CCS or to alter any of its materials for the CCS, but it may possibly consider doing so in the future.|
|EGUMPP||EXP||EGUMPP advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|eIMACS will not change its content. It may consider showing correlations, but has no immediate plans to do so.
In terms of the program's AP preparation courses, AP classes are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses. But 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 eIMACS may have to make related changes as well.
(Electronics Kourseware International)
|eKnowledge Corporation||ANC||eKnowledge Corporation prepares students for ACT and SAT testing. As such, if/when those tests align to the CCS, eKnowledge will need to make some changes to its course content.|
|EKS Publishing Company||IND|
|eLearnerU||IND||elearnerU believs “there is a lot of good stuff in the [National Coalition of Arts Standards],” which are aligned with the CCS. But its courses and materials are not specifically aligned with or correlated to those standards.|
|eLearningk12||EXP||eLearningk12 uses Compass Learning, which is aligned, as its base. The eLearningk12 program allows parents to customize which lessons children do, but all the lessons are aligned.|
|Materials written directly by Elemental Science are independent of the CCS. However, at the high school/rhetoric stage, the program utilizes an e-textbook from CK-12, which is explicitly aligned with the CCS.|
|Elements of Mathematics (IMACS)||IND||Elements of Mathematics will not change its content. It may consider showing correlations, but has no immediate plans to do so.|
(Keith's Think Zone)
|Elevated Math||COR||Elevated Math has not been changed to align with the CCS. The publishers have chosen to show where the program does correlate for those who want or need to know, but program content has not been changed.|
|Elf on the Shelf, The||COR||The Elf on the Shelf advertises that supplementary “lesson plans...support the Common Core State Standards Initiative.”|
|Ellemenopotomus & Co.||IND|
|Ellen McHenry's Basement Workshop||IND|
Ellie's Games has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
|Elmer's||EXP||Elmer's, the producer of school glue and other craft products, also offers lesson plans in a wide variety of content areas and has aligned those plans with the CCS.|
|EmbarK12||EXP||EmbarK12 is the preschool program developed by K12. It advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|EMC Publishing||EXP||EMC Publishing advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
Emotional ABC's 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.
|Empowered Online Academy||IND|
|Enchanted Homeschooling Mom||IND|
|Encyclopedia Britannica||COR||Encyclopedia Britannica's Britannica Online materials are correlated to the CCS.|
|Engineering for Kids||EXP|
|English from the Roots Up
|English Grammar 101
English Grammar 101 advertises its correlations to the CCS.
|English Grammar Online (EGO4U)||OTH||
English Grammar Online 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 .
|English on a Roll||IND|
|The creator of Englishlinx.com is in favor of the CCS, but has both worksheets independent of and worksheets aligned to the initiative. The two entities are mutually exclusive and are clearly labeled on the site.|
|Enlightium Christian Academy||IND||Enlightium uses Alpha Omega Publications (Horizons and Ignitia), which has purposed to avoid using any CCS-related resources when making any revisions to any of its product lines.
In the spring of 2013, a few CCS-aligned courses were created for Ignitia, but a parent would have to contact AOP specifically asking for those courses in order to get them. The default Ignitia courses used by any vendor are non-CCS, and the few courses that were developed with the CCS in mind will probably be phased out in the next few months.
Though Alpha-Omega offers some Ignitia courses it labels as “for use with AP courses,” it also points out that AP/the College Board “was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, [those products].” Thus, Alpha-Omega's “AP courses” remain independent of the CCS even though the College Board is “reconciling” AP to the CCS because they are not officially recognized by – or, thus, subject to the requirements of – the College Board.
(formerly Classical Composers Monthly)
|IND||Enrichment Studies has “not changed or done anything in regards to CCS [and it] has no plans to do so.” Its service gleans from free resources it finds online, so it does use many other resources, but it does not have a set list of vendors. It is possible that some of the linked sites are CCS-aligned, but I currently have no evidence of such alignment.|
|Enslow Publishing||COR||Enslow Publishing advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
Envirothon advertises that “each year [it continues] to upgrade [its] connections with STEM and Next Generation Science Standards.”
|enVisionMATH (Pearson)||EXP||enVisionMATH is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
Epic! - a children's literature resource, not the Oklahoma-based public charter (non-homeschool) school of the same name – advertises that among “many reasons” to use it is “common core,” and the site shares videos from CCS-aligned venues (i.e., Common Core 4 Kids).
|Epiphany Games||IND||Epiphany Games follows the Australian syllabus, not the CCS.|
(Educators Publishing Service)
|COR||EPS advertises its correlations to the CCS.|
|Equipping Minds||IND||Equipping Minds discusses the CCS on one of its Educator pages but only to contrast it with the “Cognitive Core” that Equipping Minds promotes.|
Era Publications is based in Australia, so its content is initially “embedded in the Australian national curriculum,” and it is also “influenced by educational practice that is widely accepted worldwide, such as [International Baccalaureate] and International Primary Curriculum” rather than other national standards. However, the company leaves any decisions to align its materials to particular initiatives such as the CCS/NGSS/C3 “to [its] local publishers in each part of the world.” In the U.S., Era Publications products are licensed by ETA hand2mind, which has aligned its own products and actively promotes the CCS/NGSS/C3.
|eReadingPro||OTH||eReadingPro 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 .|
|Erin Go Bragh Publising||IND|
|Escondido Tutorial Service||IND|
|Essential Learning Products (ELP)||EXP||ELP advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Essential Skills Advantage (ESA)||IND||Essential Skills Advantage advertises that it “has been used for over 15 years, well before Common Core came to fruition.” It makes “no effort to align [itself] with CC[S]. [It] is a private sector and volunteer initiative.”|
|Essentials in Writing||IND|
|Estes Educator||IND||Estes Educator may choose at some point in the future to make connections to the CCS, but it has no immediate plans to do so.|
|ETA hand2mind has developed several of its own resources/brands – for which it advertises its alignment with the CCS – and also sells material from some other vendors, many of which are also aligned with the CCS.|
|eTAP||COR||eTAP does not change its content to match particular standards – the CCS or others. Instead, it shows correlations to the various standards, including the CCS.|
|Etiquette Factory, The||IND|
|Etiquette Lessons Foundation||IND|
|Eureka Math (Great Minds)||EXP||Eureka Math was built for the CCS, and - under the auspices of its parent company, Common Core Inc. - received grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.|
|Evan-Moor||EXP||Evan-Moor advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Everyday Education||IND||Though Everyday Education's Excellence in Literature program advertises that using its honors option “provides motivated students the opportunity to earn advanced placement or college credit,” the program has no actual connection to the Advanced Placement (AP) program, which the College Board is “reconciling” to the CCS. Thus, all of Everyday Education's resources remain independent of the initiative.|
|The 3rd Edition of Everyday Mathematics is aligned to the CCS and previous editions have been correlated. The publishers have created documents to show the alignment and correlation.|
|Everything Kids Series||IND
The content of most books in the Everything Kids Series will not be adjusted for the CCS. However, in 2015 the company published five books for parents about CCS content: The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core Math: Grades K-5, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core Math: Grades 6-8, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core ELA: Grades K-5, The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core ELA: Grades 6-8, and The Everything Parent’s Guide to Common Core Science: Grades 6-8.
|eVirtual Academy||ANC||eVirtual Academy partners with a number of resources that are correlated to or aligned with the CCS.|
|Evolution Homeschool||EXP||Evolution Homeschool incorporates some resources from aligned companies, including Evan-Moor, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and School Zone, and also advertises that it is “closely aligned with national standards.”|
|Excel Math||EXP||Excel Math advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Excellence in Literature
|IND||Though Excellence in Literature advertises that using its honors option “provides motivated students the opportunity to earn advanced placement or college credit,” the program has no actual connection to the Advanced Placement (AP) program, which the College Board is “reconciling” to the CCS. Thus, Excellence in Literature remains independent of the initiative.|
|EXL Cursive Handwriting Workbook Series||WAIT|
|Experius International Academy||IND
Experius Academy uses LIFE School materials, which are independent of the CCS (and listed separately), for its elementary curriculum. For its high school program, it uses some BYU Independent Study courses, which are explicitly aligned with the initiative, and is required to align its other courses as per the dictates of its accrediting agency.
|Explode the Code (EPS)||COR||Explode the Code advertises its correlations to the CCS.|
|ExploreLearning Gizmos||EXP||ExploreLearning Gizmos advertises its alignments to the CCS and NGSS.|
|Explorer's Bible Study||IND|
|Exploring Nature with Children (Raising Little Shoots)||IND|
|Express Readers||EXP||Express Readers advertises that it is “Common Core aligned.”|
|Extra Credit||COR||Extra Credit advertises that it is “correlated to Common Core State Standards.”|
|Extraordinaires Design Studio, The||COR||
The Extraordinaires Design Studio advertises – via information found within its Maintaining Curriculum Focus links – its correlation to the CCS. The company has another product line – Rory's Story Cubes – that is independent of the CCS.
|Eyewitness to History||IND|
|EZ Stitch Sampler||IND|
|EZSchool||IND||EZSchool resources themselves are independent of the CCS, but the site runs ads from other venues, many of which are correlated to or aligned with the initiative.|