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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|J and J Math and More||EXP|
|J. Jennings Publishing Company||IND|
(Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishers)
|IND||The publisher of Jacob's Math (Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishers) has clearly stated that those materials will not change even though the company does publish other materials (not typically used by homeschoolers) that are CCS-aligned.|
|JAM||COR||As of Summer 2016, JAM isn't “yet covering subjects that are part of the standard school curriculum. ...[However, it] will be expanding our course offerings in the future and will certainly consider aligning to standards if [it offers] courses that would be appropriate for that. [And] there are [already] core competencies that are part of Common Core, NGSS, and C3 that are part of [JAM's] pedagogy.”|
|James Dyson Foundation||COR||The James Dyson Foundation advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|James Madison High School||EXP|
|Jane Schaffer Writing Program||COR||
The Jane Schaffer Writing Progam advertises its correlation to the CCS.
Janet's Planet ”didn't change one thing of the lesson plans [it has] created. [It did go] to [a correlation] app, did a search for what standard might match what [it] was presenting in the lesson plan” and shares those correlations.
Janome 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.
|Jarrett Publishing||EXP||Jarrett Publishing advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|JASON Learning||EXP||JASON Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS and NGSS.|
|Jelly Bean Jar Publications
|IND||“None of [the Jelly Bean Jar] books are or have ever been published by a Common Core aligned publishing company. The name 'Glencoe' (the name of [the] town [in which the author lives]) shows up [in searches] because [that] shows [her] location. [The author is not] with [the large publisher named] Glencoe.”|
|Jet Pack Academy||IND|
|Jim Hodges Audio Books||IND|
|COR||Jolly Learning has not altered any of its materials in order to align with CCS. It does supply supporting materials to show the ways in which its products correlate with the CCS.|
|Jonathan Park Adventure Series||IND|
|Jones & Bartlett Learning||OTH||
Jones & Bartlett Learning 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.
|Jotham's Journey (Arnold Ytreeide)||IND|
|Journey through Learning, A||IND||A Journey through Learning's (AJTL) material is generally independent of the CCS. However, it has created resources for a number of other compaines, a few of which – i.e., 4-H, GeoMatters, Handwriting without Tears, A History of US, Maestro Classics – have connections to the CCS. Users should check the CCS position of the other companies (primarily designated as Curriculum Lapbooks and Supplements on the AJTL website) to know whether or not those AJTL resources may incorporate CCS content.|
|Joy Berry Books||IND|
Joy Sprouts 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.
|Joyful Heart Learning
|JROTC (U.S. Army)||COR||
JROTC advertises that its “JROTC curriculum...fully or partially addresses a number of national academic standards – to include Common Core State Standards (CCSS).” This means that the “curriculum is cross-walked with many CCS standards...[and] continue[s] to [be] revise[d]...to stay abreast with current educational trends.”
|JSTOR Research Basics||IND|
|Jubilee Academy, The
(Learning by Grace)
|ANC||The Jubilee Academy is a subsidiary of Learning by Grace. Though materials written by Learning by Grace subsidiaries themselves are not aligned and many of its partners are also independent of the CCS, the programs do incorporate resources from some CCS-aligned companies (i.e., BBC, Discovery Education, PBS, Reading Rainbow).|
|JUMP Math||COR EXP||A new U.S. Edition of JUMP Math is fully aligned with the CCS and was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning. The original 2009 Canadian version of the program has not been altered for the CCS, but it has been correlated. The company will maintain the original version while also promoting the aligned version.|
|Jump Start (Knowledge Adventure)||IND EXP||The Jump Start gaming site is not CCS-aligned, though the Jump Start curriculum (available for download and on disc) is aligned.|
|Jump with Jill||COR||
Jump with Jill advertises that its “worksheets are tailored for grades K-2 and 3-5 with Common Core State Standard-matched teacher guides.”
|Junior Achievement||COR||Junior Achievement has documents showing correlations to the CCS for all levels of its programming.|
|Junior Duck Stamp Program||COR||
The Junior Duck Stamp Program is “not re-writing [its] guides.” However, “several of [its] state coordinators...are in the process of outlining how each of the activities can help meet selected standard[s].”
|Junior Master Gardener||COR||
Junior Master Gardener is working to complete correlation to the Next Generation Science standards by the end of 2017.
|Just Math Tutorials||OTH||
Just Math Tutorials has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position.
|Just the Facts