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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|I CAN Learn Online||EXP||I CAN Learn is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.|
|I Can Play Violin!||IND|
|I Drive Safely||IND|
|I See I Learn (Stuart J. Murphy)||COR||Stuart Murphy advertises how his I See I Learn books “can help young children prepare for the Common Core State Standards.”|
|iCivics||EXP||iCivics was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.|
|Ignitia (Alpha Omega Publications)||IND||Alpha Omega Publications 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.
|Iguana Art Academy||IND|
iLearn advertises that it was “specifically built to align with the Common Core State Standards.”
|Illuminations (Bright Ideas Press)||IND|
|Illustrated Children's Ministry||WAIT|
|Improve Your Math Fluency||IND||Current Improve Your Math Fluency materials are independent of the CCS, but it “may come out with new materials specifically designed with CCS/NGSS/C3 in mind, if there appears to be a significant demand for this.”|
|In the Constitution||IND|
|EXP||Incentive Publications advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Indiana University High School||EXP||Though it currently maintains a number of nonaligned courses and will keep them for the time being as the state of Indiana determines its ultimate position on the CCS), Indiana University High School has developed CCS-aligned language arts courses and is considering the creation of aligned science courses. It also offers several AP courses. And, 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, the program's AP classes will have to make related changes as well.|
|Infobase Publishing||EXP||All Infobase materials support the CCS. Its ebooks, streaming, and some of its databases are actively aligned with the inititative.|
|infoplease (Pearson)||EXP||Information Please is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|Inquiry in Action||OTH||
Inquiry in Action 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.
|InquisiKids Discover & Do||IND|
|Insect Lore||EXP||Though the bug kits and other physical equipment that Insect Lore sells are obviously unchanged, the curriculum guides (created in January 2013) were designed around the CCS.|
|Insight Technical Education||IND|
|Inspiration of Painting||IND|
|Inspiration Software, Inc.||EXP||Inspiration Software, Inc. advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Inspire My Artist||IND|
|InspirEd Educators||EXP||InspirEd advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
As of Fall 2017, InspireME Crate is independent of the CCS. The company may launch a product line for Ages 7-12 in the future, and that material may be correlated to the CCS, but no definite decisions along those lines have yet been made.
|Institute for Cultural Communicators, The||IND|
|Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)||IND||IEW's creator has testified against the CCS, and IEW products designed for homeschoolers remain independent of the CCS. IEW's public school resources – teacher lesson plans and student instructional materials – have been correlated, but those resources are completely different than the homeschool-oriented DVDs and student materials (such that they would not even be useful for homeschool parents). The one resource available to both audiences – Teaching Writing: Structure & Style (TWSS) – remains independent (i.e., it has not been correlated to the CCS).|
|Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE)||IND||The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics may consider aligning or correlating with CCS/NGSS/C3 in the future but has no no plans to do so at the current time.|
|Institute of Biblical Greek, The||IND|
|Institute of Reading Development Literature Programs||IND|
|Institute on the Constitution
(The American View)
|Instructional Fair (Carson-Dellosa)||EXP||Instructional Fair is simply in imprint of Carson-Dellosa, which is aligned with the CCS.|
|Instructional Resources Company (Susan C. Anthony)||IND||One Instructional Resources Company product is meant to be used in conjunction with the World Book encyclopedia, which is now correlated with the CCS. However, the book was written in 2001, prior to the advent of the CCS, and, thus, has no connection to the initiative.|
|Integritas Academy||IND||Integritas Academy belives the CCS is a “probably well meaning” “mixed bag.” But its “bottom line” is that it is “making NO attempt to match Common Core standards. If [it] intersect[s] [with the CCS], great. If not, that's fine, also.”|
|Intellego Unit Studies||IND|
|Intelligent Design Press||IND|
|Interactive Metronome (IM-Home)||IND|
|Intercollegiate Studies Institute||IND|
|International Children's Digital Library||IND|
|International Christian Association of Neurodevelopmentalists (ICAN)||IND|
|International Online High School (The Homeschool Federation)||EXP||
International Online High School is affiliated with The Homeschool Federation, which is explicitly aligned with the CCS.
|International Virtual Learning Academy||IND
|International Virtual Learning Academy is operated by the same company that owns Global Student Network (GSN) and offers programming that is essentially idential to that which is offered by GSN, some of which is aligned to the CCS/NGSS/C3 and some of which is not. See the note for Global Student Network for more information.|
|Internet Chess Club (ICC)||OTH||
Internet Chess 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.
|Internet Martial Arts||IND|
|Internet4Classrooms||EXP||Internet4Classrooms advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Into All the World Country Unit Studies||OTH||
Into All the World 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.
|Into the Book||EXP||Into the Book always looks to prevailing education standards when developing its products.|
|IntoScience||EXP||IntoScience advertises its alignment to the NGSS.|
|Intoxicated on Life||IND|
|Inverse Software||OTH||Inverse Software 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.|
|Investigations Math||EXP||Investigations Math advertises that it is “[f]ully aligned to the content and practice standards of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).”|
|iShine||OTH||iShine 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.|
|It's Okay to Be Smart||COR||
The It's Okay to Be Smart videos “do get passed on to PBS Learning Media, who do some work to tag and classify [them] so they may be searched for via codes for standards. And “in the future, as [it builds] out [its] supplementary website to go alongside the show, [it hopes] to offer standards-aligned materials and activities for classroom or home use.”
|Itchy's Alphabet||IND||Itchy's Alphabet is a Canada-based company.|
|IXL||EXP||IXL is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.|
|izzit.org||COR||izzit.org includes information showing how its material correlates to the CCS.|