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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|N.I.N.E. Enterprises, Inc.||IND
|Most N.I.N.E. Enterprises, Inc. products are independent of the CCS. However, the Interactive Grammar Notebook is correlated.|
|nabi||EXP||nabi comes with pre-loaded CCS-aligned apps.|
(National Association for the Education of Young Children)
|ANC||NAEYC has not adopted the CCS for its early childhood program and has voiced concerns about the initiative. However, it is working with CCS proponents, seeking to mesh early childhood standards with the CCS. To date, no official correlations exist, though that appears to be NAEYC's goal over time.|
(North American Montessori Center)
NAMC advertises its correlation to the CCS.
|NAMC's 3-6 Montessori Homeschool Program||COR||
NAMC advertises its correlation to the CCS.
|Nana-Pie||IND||All current Nana-Pie products were created prior to 2008 (thus, prior to the advent of the CCS) and have not been altered for the CCS.|
|Nancy Larson Science||IND|
|NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program||COR||NaNoWriMo advertises a “detailed chart of the Common Core fulfillments” for each grade level.|
|“NASAWavelength doesn't prepare or develop materials, just catalogs resources so that educators can find them in meaningful ways.” It doesn't currently show correlations to the CCS/NGSS, but “if [its] users express a need for a... browse/search capability based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), [it] will explore how [it] could tag resources that could be used to support NGSS. ...[It also promotes] resources in the collection through newsletters, blog posts, and professional conferences when appropriate [and this] has included...showing connections of resources to support specific areas of NGSS.”|
|National Association for Child Development (NACD)||IND||NACD helps parents assess “how a child is functioning and processing information and then recommend[s] instructional strategies to teach the child at that level while designing activities to improve the child's ability to process information and think more conceptually.” It will only consider CCS materials by specific parent request for such resources.|
|National Beta Club, The||ANC||The National Beta Club's Leadership Summit curriculum is “gear[ed]...towards 21st Century skills, specifically the 4C’s (creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration),” and those “21st century skills” are commonly known to go hand in hand with the CCS.|
|National Bible Bee
(The Shelby Kennedy Foundation)
|National Center for Constitutional Studies||IND|
|National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA)||IND|
|National Constitution Center||COR|
|National Driver Training||IND|
|National Geographic Bee||EXP||National Geographic, sponsor of the National Geographic Bee, advertises its alignment with CCS and C3.|
|National Geographic||EXP||National Geographic advertises its alignment with CCS and C3.|
|National Girls Ministries (Missionettes)||IND||National Girls Ministries (Missionettes) is affiliated with National Royal Rangers, which is independent of the CCS.|
|National Number Knockout||COR||In 2015, National Number Knockout advertised that it “helps meet Common Core and STEM standards.”|
|National Royal Rangers||IND|
|National University Virtual High School||EXP||National University Virtual High School advertises that “many courses have been revised to meet new Common Core standards .”|
|National Wildlife Federation||COR||NWF educational materials have not been altered to align. However, the NWF has correlated its resources to the CCS and NGSS.|
Natural Inquirer advertises that its “journals are aligned to National Science Education Standards, National Council for the Social Studies standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Common Core State Standards.”
|Nature Friend Magazine||IND|
|Nature Gift Store||SUP|
|Nature's Workshop Plus!||SUP|
|NC in a Nutshell
|Nearpod||EXP||Nearpod is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.|
|Need to Know Publishing||IND|
|Nelson Academy of Agricultural Sciences Online||EXP|
Nelson serves as a distributor for products from several other companies, many of which are aligned with the CCS.
But in regards to its own materials, Nelson 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.
NeoK12 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.
|Neon Tiki Tribe||EXP||Though not every Neon Tiki Tribe resource is aligned to the CCS, many of its “Teaching Guides, Lesson Plans and Pre/Post Test Materials [have been written] to fall in line with the Common Core standards” and the provider states that, “these standards are a positive addition to education as they set forth goals that bring real meaning to learning for life in every classroom.”|
|Nessy||COR||Nessy “has been cross referenced with the Common Core literacy standards but the standards are fairly broad and Nessy is a lot more intensive and incremental.”|
|NEST Animated DVDs||IND||NEST as a larger company serves as a supplier/distributor for several other companies' resources and is listed separately for that purpose. This listing is only and specifically for the NEST Animated DVDs, produced directly by the company itself.|
|NEST||SUP||Though primarily a supplier/distributor, NEST also produces an animated DVD series, which is listed separately as NEST Animated DVDs.|
|Neuhaus Education Center||COR||
Neuhaus advertises its correlation to the CCS.
|Neuroscience for Kids||IND||
Though the developer of Neuroscience for Kids is a proponent of the NGSS and has aligned his other site (Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience) to it, material on Neuroscience for Kids was developed prior to the advent of the NGSS and, thus, remains independent of it.
|Never Off Topic (Faraday Schools)||IND||
“A lot of the resources on [offered by Never Off Topic]...support...anyone teaching about ‘science and religion,' [with] no specific curriculum reference... More specifically – where there are links to the curriculum – [they are] not linked to the US curriculum; [instead they are] linked to the UK curriculum, so there are no references to the US curriculum...”
|New American Cursive||IND|
|New Growth Press||IND|
|New Learning Publishing||IND||New Learning Publishing aligns to pre-CCS New York state standards.|
|New Liberty Videos||IND|
|New Masters Academy||IND||New Masters Academy is currently independent of the CCS. “However [it] will consider looking into [the CCS] in the future.”|
|New Masters Art Curriculum (Gordon School of Art)||IND|
|New Millennium Girls Books||IND|
|New Society Publishers||SUP|
|NewPath Learning||EXP||NewPath Learning is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and advertises its alignments to both the CCS and NGSS.|
|Newsela||EXP||Newsela is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and advertises its alignment.|
|Next Level Home School||IND|
|NIA Unit Studies||IND|
|Nick (Nickelodeon)||OTH||Nickelodeon was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email and through Facebook) 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.|
|Nick Jr. (Nickelodeon)||OTH||Nickelodeon was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email and through Facebook) 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.|
|Ninja Roots||IND||Ninja Roots may consider showing correlations to or creating alignment with the CCS/NGSS/C3 in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|NitroType (Typing.com)||COR||NitroType indicates that it correlates with CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.6. It is also a subsidiary of Typing.com, which advertises its correlation.|
|Nitty Gritty Science||EXP||
“Nitty Gritty Science products are aligned to the NGSS and are advertised as so.”
|No Starch Press||IND
|Most No Starch Press books are independent of the CCS, but CCS correlations have been developed for a few titles.|
|Noah Plan, The
(Foundation for American
|The Noah Plan 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.|
|Noeo Science (Logos Press)||ANC||Materials written by Noeo itself are not aligned, but Noeo includes some aligned books (i.e., DK) in its program.|
|Nomad Press||COR||Nomad Press advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Noodleverse (K12)||EXP||Noodleverse is a subsidiary of K12, which is aligned to the CCS.|
“Much of [NoRedInk's] content is [correlated to] Common Core.”
|North Light Shop||SUP|
|North Star Geography
(Bright Ideas Press)
|Northland Music Publishers||SUP|
|Northstar Academy||ANC||In addition to many non-aligned resources, Northstar Academy incorporates material from several aligned entities (i.e., Wordly Wise, Prentice Hall, Pearson), and also offers several AP courses. 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, Northstar Academy AP classes will have to make related changes as well.|
|Northwestern Publishing House||IND|
|Northwoods Press (Donna Ward)||IND|
|Nothing New Press||IND|
|Novare Science and Math||IND||Novare has secondary science materials, but no actual math curriculum. Its math component is a consulting service for Christian schools.|
|Novel Insights Plus||IND|
(ECS Learning Systems)
|EXP||Novel Units advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
(Andrew Rader Studios)
Rader's Kapili 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, but the NumberNut site does detail its position on standards, explaining that it uses California state public school standards – both the state's pre-CCS standards and (since August 2010) the CCS – “as a starting point for [its] content development.”
Numicon is aligned with the New Zealand curriculum.
Nurture Store 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.
|Nutrients for Life||EXP||Nutrients for Live advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
(Growing Healthy Homes)