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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(FUNdamental Language Arts Games Supplement) (Mastery Publications)
|Faber Piano Adventures||IND|
|FableVision Learning||COR||FableVision Learning advertises that several of its products (i.e., After the Storm, UMIGO, Max's Toolbox, Stationery Student, Words and Their Stories) are correlated to the CCS.|
|Facing History and Ourselves||EXP||Facing History and Ourselves was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.|
|FactHound (Capstone)||EXP||FactHound is a Capstone product; Capstone advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|FactMonster (Pearson)||EXP||FactMonster is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|Faith Academy Online||IND
|Faith Academy Online offers two versions of each of its courses, one that is aligned with the CCS and another that is independent of it.|
|Faith Survival Guide||OTH||
Faith Survival Guide 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.
Faithbox has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
|Family Bible Films
|Family Life Today||IND|
(Lawrence Hall of Science)
|COR||Family Math has not changed its program to align, but it has correlated many of its existing activities to the CCS.|
|Family Time Fitness||IND|
|Family Vision, The||SUP|
|Far Above Rubies (Lynda Coats)||IND||Far Above Rubies (FAR) suggests an extensive array of resources, some of which are aligned with or correlated to the CCS. No particular resources are required, though, so one may avoid CCS-related material if desired. Users should cross-reference all FAR suggestions against the lists on this database.|
|FarFaria||COR||FarFaria has not changed any content. However, the company is “considering promoting the fact that [its] stories can be used (as they are) with CCS.”|
|Fascinating Education||COR||Fascinating Education “[has] had correlations done and provide[s] them when asked by a family to do so. It is [the company's] plan to publish these.”|
|Fast ForWord (Scientific Learning)||COR||
Scientific Learning, Fast ForWord's parent company, advertises its correlations to the CCS.
FASTly “materials were developed with and by teachers and are intended to be consistent with applicable standards, but since they will be used in various combinations by various teachers in various places, detailed alignment with standards will remain in the hands of teachers.”
|Father's Books, The||IND|
(The Foundation for Economic Education)
Figure This! 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 .
|Figures in Motion||IND|
|Filament Games||COR||Filament Games advertises that “[t]he standards in [its] games come from [N]ext generation Science Standards (2013), Common Core State Standards Initiatives for Math and Literacy, and Benchmarks for Science Literacy.”|
|File Folder Fun
(The Crafty Classroom)
The Crafty Classroom, the parent company of File Folder Fun, 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.
|Firefly Books||COR||Firefly Books distributes Annick Press titles, which “now [include correlation] information...on [its] website.”|
|First Friday Friends||IND|
|First In Math||EXP||First In Math is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and advertises its alignment.|
|First Language Lessons
|First Tee, The||WAIT|
FIRST has “mapped all of [its] programs to the Common Core State Standards (ELA and Math), Next Generation Science Standards, and 21st Century Skills.”
Fitivities itself is independent of the CCS. However, the other resources produced by Fitivities' parent company, Skillastics, are correlated to the initiative.
|Five in a Row||IND|
(Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness)
|Flags-to-print.com||IND||The Flags-to-print website does not provide a means for identifying or contacting its owners. However, careful examination of the site shows that it contains only full-color and blackline master versions of various flags from around the world, along with brief, factual descriptions about each flag. It makes no mention of standards of any sort.|
(Harcourt Family Learning)
|COR||Though the Flash Kids (Harcourt Family Learning) workbooks were developed prior to the implementation of the CCS, Flash Kids promotes the use of its books in conjunction with CCS school materials. And the Flash Kids math workbooks are advertised as being “based on national teaching standards.”|
|Flink Learning||EXP||Flink Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Flip Flop Spanish||IND|
|Flocabulary||COR||Flocabulary advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Flowerpot Press||COR||Flowerpot Press details its books' correlations to the CCS as part of its Parent/Teacher Guides.|
|FluentU||COR||FluentU advertises that “it already [matches] with the standards.”|
|FLVS Global School||EXP||FLVS advertises that it is “committed to meeting the...CCSS.”|
|Flying Circus of Physics, The||OTH||
The Flying Circus of Physics 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.
|Flying Frog Publishing||IND|
|Flyleaf Publishing||COR||Flyleaf has correlated its teachers' guides to the CCS.|
|Focus Online Courseware
|Focus on the Family||SUP|
|Footprints On Our Land||IND|
|Footsteps2Brilliance||EXP||Footsteps2Brilliance is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.|
|For Girls Like You||OTH||For Girls Like You 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.|
|For Small Hands||SUP|
|For Such a Time as This||IND
|For Such a Time as This offers several “CollegeBoard audited (approved) [Advanced Placement] 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 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 For Such a Time as This will have to make related changes as well.
Additionally, For Such a Time as This recommends a CCS-aligned language arts resource (Writer's Express) for Ages 9-12 (Grades 4-6). But other courses and resources produced or recommended by For Such a Time as This are independent of the initiative.
|Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids||IND|
|Forest Trail Academy||IND
|Forest Trail Academy advertises that it “has been aligned and articulated to the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards” and is “at the forefront of meeting State and Common Core Curriculum Standards.” Technically speaking, its multi-subject, Christian-based program (for Ages 6-14) is independent of the CCS since it utilizes the LIFEPAC program from Alpha Omega Publications, but everything else is explicitly aligned with the initative.|
|Forever His Princess||IND|
Fortuigence 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 haschosen not to reply, and I have no discernible way of knowing its position on the CCS/NGSS .
|Fortunately for You Books||IND|
|Foto Finch, The||OTH||
The Foto Finch 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.
|Foundation for American Christian Education (The Noah Plan)||IND
|FACE incorporates Right Start Math, which is correlated to the CCS. However, the rest of The Noah Plan remains independent of the initiative so those seeking to avoid the CCS could choose something else for math.|
|Foundations in Personal Finance (Dave Ramsey)||COR||Dave Ramsey advertises that Foundations in Personal Finance is correlated to the CCS.|
|Fourth Day Press
|Frank Schaffer (Carson-Dellosa)||EXP||Frank Schaffer is is simply in imprint of Carson-Dellosa, which is aligned with the CCS.|
|Franklin Electronic Publishers||SUP|
|Free Homeschool Lessons||IND||The creator of Free Homeschool Lessons is committed to insuring that the site is free of CCS-related content. She has endeavored to remove any links to CCS content and will continue to do so if she discovers that any links on the site add CCS content.|
|Free Kids Books||IND||The books presented on Free Kids Books are written by many individual authors, but the site publisher is not aware that any have been written with the CCS in mind and the site itself will not alter any book to align.|
|Free Phonics Lessons||IND||
The owner of Free Phonics Lessons suggests using readers published by EPS, which may – as of 2010 – be correlated to the CCS. However, that series is not necessary for use of the site's online lessons; other phonics readers may easily be used instead.
|Free Reading Program, The||IND|
|Free Spirit Publishing||COR||Free Spirit Publishing has “created a chart detailing which books [correlate] with CCSS. If a book is [correlated] with CCSS, [Free Spirit lists] the specific [correlations] for each book on the book’s page on [its] website.”|
|OTH||Dan Russell-Pinson 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.|
|FreedomProject Academy (FPA)||IND||FPA has purposed to avoid CCS-aligned materials. Any of its resources published by companies that have now aligned were purposely chosen to pre-date the CCS (i.e., copyright dates prior to 2010).|
|Freehand Maps||COR||The creator of Freehand Maps “[believes her] maps address an interest in 'disciplinary literacy' as mentioned in CCS. [She uses] the acronym, CCS, and the concept of disciplinary literacy on [the] website, but [does] not go into detail.” Her material also addresses the pre-CCS Wisconsin state standards.|
Freejazzlessons has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
Though the content on the FreeMath site is not aligned, the site carries prominent advertisements for IXL, which is CCS-aligned, and other math-related websites as well. FreeMath users should be aware that the ads are not part of the content of FreeMath itself and should be careful to click only on Free Math links when seeking the site's actual content.
|FreeRice||IND||FreeRice doesn't take a position on the CCS. The site is operated by the World Food Programme, a United Nations agency.|
|FreeWorldU||EXP||Though much of the FreeWorldU content will not have any CCS-related changes, the program intends to make “modest additions” of CCS-specific content for the purpose of aiding students in CCS-aligned school programs. Despite repeated attempts to seek clarification, FreeWorldU did not answer my queries asking whether or not the CCS-aligned material will
be clearly labeled as such.
|Friends and Heroes||IND|
|Frog Publications||COR||Frog Publications will not make changes to align with the CCS, either in content or methodology, and the company owner has concerns about the CCS. Going forward, however, it “will likely [choose to] advertise that the materials will assist with mastery of common core skills.”|
|Frogouts||EXP||Each Frogouts “topic is presented in an approach that integrates inquiry as well as National Science and Technology Standards and where appropriate NGSS.”|
|Frontier Christian Academy||IND|
(Top That Publishing)
|Fruit Ninja Academy||WAIT|
|Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum||IND|
|Fuel Education (K12)||EXP||Fuel Education, which is available to homeschoolers via The Keystone School, advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Fuel Up to Play 60||IND||Fuel Up to Play 60 supports various health and wellness standards unrelated to the CCS.|
|Full Blast Productions||IND|
|Full Gospel Family Publications||IND|
|Fun and Function||IND|
|Fun English Games||IND|
|Fun for Kidz Magazines||IND|
|Fun-Schooling (The Thinking Tree)||IND||
Fun-Schooling is a subsidiary of DyslexiaGames, which is independent of the CCS.
Fun4theBrain is independent of the CCS, though its sister site, Multiplication.com is explicitly aligned.
|Funbrain (Pearson)||EXP||The Funbrain website has no discernible method by which to send a query, so I had to rely on information I could deduce from the site itself. Thus, I have chosen to classify the site as aligned for two reasons: 1. It is produced by Pearson, a proponent of the CCS; 2. The Funbrain Standards Finder links to McREL Standards, which are aligned, at least in part, to the CCS. I do not prefer to use such circumstantial evidence, but this is the most accurate listing I can provide unless/until I discover a way to contact Funbrain directly.|
|Fundanoodle||EXP||Fundanoodle advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Funnix||IND||Though the creator of Funnix also writes for McGraw-Hill/SRA, which is aligned, Funnix itself is not and will not become aligned with the CCS.|
Funplugit “conform[s] to ASTM standards,” not the CCS.
|Funtastic Unit Studies!||IND||Though Susan Kilbride's site does contain links to quite a few resources from other providers – including some that are connected to the CCS – her own materials currently remain independent of the initiative. She may someday decide to show correlations, she has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Furmanczyk Academy||OTH||Furmanczyk 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 .|
|Future Filmmakers Club
(Homeschool Movie Club)
Homeschool Movie Club 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 .
|Future Horizons, Inc.||SUP|
|FutureLearn||IND||“FutureLearn is a company in the UK [that] works with worldwide university partners to produce free online courses. [It doesn't] currently have any partner universities within the United States, so [it hasn't] really had much exposure to the CCS agenda. As a company, FutureLearn does not produce materials so it would be up to [its] partners to make any changes they saw as necessary.”|
Futuristic Math is a subsidiary of MathFox and KidsMathTV, both of which are aligned with the CCS.