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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|K-5 Math Teaching Resources||EXP||K-5 Math Teaching Resources advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|K-6 Geometric Shapes||OTH||
K-6 Geometric Shapes 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 .
(Learning by Grace)
|ANC||K-12 Homeschool 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).|
|K'NEX||COR||K'NEX advertises that “all K'NEX Education Teacher guides are aligned to national standards, including...NGSS and Common Core.”|
|K12 International Academy||EXP||K12 advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|K12 Math Worksheets (k12publishing.com)||COR||
K12 Math Worksheets advertises its correlation to the CCS.
|COR||The creators of the K12 Reader worksheets have not rewritten anything to align with the CCS. However, they do share information to show how the materials - as written – correlate.|
The publisher of Kaleeka Press materials states that she has “reviewed the CCS requirements and [is certain] that [they are] well within those requirements.”
|Kane Miller||COR||As a subsidiary of the Educational Development Corporation (EDC)/Usborne, Kane Miller is an “endorsing partner” of the CCS and advertises its correlation with the initiative.|
|Kapla (Tom's Toys)||OTH||
Kapla (Tom's Toys) 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.
|Kaplan Early Learning Company||SUP|
|Kaplan Test Prep||EXP||Kaplan is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.|
|Kaufman Children's Center||IND|
|Keepers of the Faith||IND|
|Keith's Think Zone||IND|
The creator of KenHub.com – and its sister site, Daily Anatomy – is “open to...creating content...specific” to the CCS, but has no immediate plans to do so.
|Kerbal Space Program||OTH||
Kerbal Space Program 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.
Kesler Science “is written to support the Texas TEKS (6th-8th),” not the CCS/NGSS. “It's possible that [the author] will write some curriculum with NGSS standards as the objective, but [he doesn't] have a timetable on when that may be.”
Kessinger Publishing 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.
|Key to... Math Workbooks
|IND||Though McGraw-Hill has aligned most of its materials, the Key to... Math Workbooks currently remain independent of the CCS.|
|Keyboard Town Pals||COR||Keyboard Town Pals includes correlations to the CCS in its curriculum guide resources.|
|Keynotes Education||OTH||Keynotes Education 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 .|
|Keys for Kids Ministries||IND|
|Keys to Reading and Learning Success||COR||Keys to Reading and Learning Success advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Keystone School, The||EXP||As noted on an email advertisement for the program, “The Keystone School is a division of K12‚ Inc.” K12 is explicitly aligned with the CCS.|
|Khan Academy||EXP||Khan Academy received grant money from the Gates Foundation for the explicit purpose of aligning with the CCS and advertises that it is “fully aligned to” the initiative.|
|Kid Keys 2.0
Other than the Jump Start curriculum, all Knowledge Adventure programs are independent of the CCS.
|Kid Works Deluxe
Other than the Jump Start curriculum, all Knowledge Adventure programs are independent of the CCS.
|Kid World Citizen||COR||Kid World Citizen advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Kid Writing||COR||Kid Writing advertises how it supports the implementation of the CCS.|
|Kid's Times Tables||IND|
|Kids Can Press||COR||Kids Can Press advertises its correlation with the CCS.|
|Kids Can Sew||IND|
|Kids Cook Real Food||IND|
|Kids Corner (ReFrame Media)||IND|
|KIDS Discover||COR||KIDS Discover has not and will not make any content changes to existing or future titles in order to consciously align with the CCS. However, existing titles have been and future titles will be correlated to the standards.|
|Kids Know It Network||EXP||Kids Know It Network advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Kids Love Travel||IND|
|Kids Math Games||IND|
|Kids Math TV||EXP||Kids Math TV advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Kids of Courage
(Voice of the Martyrs)
|Kids of Integrity
(Focus on the Family)
|Kids Sunday School Place||IND|
|Kimbo Educational||EXP||Kimbo Educational advertises its alignment with the CCS, as a search for “common core” on the site reveals.|
Kindergarten Crate is a “subscription box is for kindergarten teachers.” Its creators are “ familiar with the CCS and NGSS” and, though they “do not [currently] look up and print the standards on [the] insert materials,” they “always include a student activity that fits in with a standard [kinderdarten teachers] need to teach.” ...”It is [also] possible that at some point [the company] will take a closer look at the CSS when planning the student activit[ies] and share with...teachers how [they are] aligned.”
|Kindermusik||EXP||Kindermusik advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|KinderTown (Demme Learning)||IND
|“KinderTown is an app for parents to find other educational apps for use with their children.” Though marketed by Demme Learning, which has aligned products (i.e., Math-U-See), KinderTown itself is not purposely connected to the CCS. However, some of the apps to which it directs parents may be CCS-connected so parents should check the CCS status of each individual recommendation.|
|Kindness Elves, The||IND|
|Kindred Learning||ANC||Along with many resources that are independent of the CCS and quite a bit of literature, the Kindred Learning programs incorporate resources from some aligned companies (i.e., DK, Evan-Moor, Prentice Hall, etc.).|
|King Alfred's English
(The Shorter Word)
|King's Way Classical Academy||IND|
|Kingdom Games (4Soils)||IND|
|Kingfisher Books (Macmillan)||COR||Kingfisher is “working on preparing and publishing new titles that best fit some of the subject areas identified by the new standards. But [it is] not changing [its] existing books or significantly changing [its] approach. [It] will be making sure that [it produces] marketing materials that allow educators to understand how [its] books fit the Common Core and so to choose them accordingly.”|
|Kirkwood Education Online||IND|
|kiupe's current educational apps - Multiplications with Math Mathews and Mental Math with Math Mathews – are not aligned with the CCS and will not be changed to align. If the company develops new apps, though, they will written to align.|
|Kiwi Crate (Kiwi Crate)||IND||Kiwi Crate is for Ages 5-8. The parent company offers other resources – Koala Crate, Tinker Crate, and Doodle 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.|
|KizPhonics||IND||KizPhonics may choose to align to the CCS at some point but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Klutz (Scholastic)||EXP||Klutz is a subsidiary of Scholastic; Scholastic is a proponent of the CCS.|
|Knight's Book Knook||SUP|
(Penguin Random House)
|COR||Knopf Doubleday is a subsidiary of Penguin Random House, which has created CCS-correlated “educator guides” for a significant number of its titles.|
As of August 2016, Know Yourself resources are not connected to the CCS or NGSS. However, the company “will [definitely] be providing additional curriculum that highlights alignment with CCS and/or NGSS and the Dr. Bonyfide Presents series.”
|Knowledge Box Central||IND|
|Knowledge of Music||IND|
|Knowledge Quest||OTH||Knowledge Quest opted not to provide information to me, indicating instead a desire to speak only with individual parents about its position relative to the CCS/NGSS .|
|Knowre||COR||Knowre advertises its correlations to the CCS.|
|Koala Crate (Kiwi Crate)||IND||Koala Crate is for Ages 3-4. The parent company offers other resources – Kiwi Crate, Tinker Crate, and Doodle 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.|
Kodable is “much more focused on [its] alignment with the Elementary Computer Science Standards and eventually the CSTA standards,” but it “did map some of [its] existing materials to the CCSS.”
|Kolbe Academy||ANC||Kolbe Academy uses resources from a variety of companies, some of which are not aligned and some of which are explicitly aligned. Kolbe will not use any materials that compromise its stated mission, but is willing to consider CCS-aligned resources if the content doesn't conflict with that mission.|
Kranse Institute prepares students for the SAT, which is aligned to the CCS. As such, it must take the CCS into consideration by default.
|Kristi Hill Music||IND|
|Kroc Centers (Salvation Army)||OTH||
The Salvation Army 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.
|Kumon||COR||Kumon advertises that “though Kumon workbooks are not developed specifically to correlate with the Common Core, the subject matter of our workbooks generally overlaps with Common Core standards.”|
|Kurio||EXP||According to PRNewswire, Kurio comes with “30 plus preloaded apps [which were] developed based on the United States Common Core State Standards...”|
Kuta Software has correlation documents for a number of its products.