Master List for P



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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COMPANY/PRODUCT CCS

Status

NOTES
P-12 Programs

(Purdue University)

EXP

Though the P-12 Programs were initially aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards, its new program and its online game are aligned with the CCS and NGSS.

P&R Publishing IND As a provider of literature, the CCS does not apply to P&R Publishing's products.
PAF Program (EPS) IND Though many EPS programs are correlated to the CCS and though the company has analyzed ways in which its PAF Program materials match some of the CCS for in-house informational/research purposes, the PAF Program operates somewhat independently of the rest of EPS, and the company does not promote or advertise CCS connections to the PAF Program at this time.
Paideia EXP Paideia was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning and advertises that its “Socratic seminar lesson plans...[are] aligned with Common Core curriculum goals.”
Paletteful Packs WAIT
Palmer Method, The OTH The Palmer Method 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 .
Pandia Press OTH Pandia Press 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.
Pangaea Learning OTH

Pangaea Learning 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 positions on the CCS/NGSS .

PaperBack Swap SUP
PaperRater IND
Paradigm Accelerated Curriculum IND
Parchment Tutorials IND
Parent Child Press

(Montessori Services)

IND
Passport to Culture IND Passport to Culture may choose at some point in the future to correlate or align to the CCS, but has no immediate plans to do so.
Passport to the Nations IND
Pathway Publishers IND
Patriot's History of the United States, A (Larry Schweikart) IND
Patriotic Penmanship IND
Pattern Based Writing: Quick & Easy Essay IND
Pattern Press COR Pattern Press advertises its correlations to the CCS.
Paula's Archives

(Hasseler Publishing)

IND The author's actual materials – Vocabulary Vine and Science Roots – are not connected to the CCS. She does recommend potentially CCS-connected resources from other providers on her website, but her actual materials are independent of the CCS and are not related to those other resources.
PBS KIDS EXP The PBS KIDS Play site advertises that its “games...each address one skill area that aligns with educational standards and benchmarks from McREL.” And McREL “develop[s] and align[s] early childhood assessments and curricula with state standards or Common Core.” PBS KIDS is also endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS.
PBS LearningMedia EXP PBS LearningMedia advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Peaceful Press, The IND
Peachpit (Pearson) EXP

Peachpit is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.

Peachtree Publishers COR

Peachtree Publishers has stated that it does not feel it has the time to answer questions in regards to its position on the CCS. However, a company representative directed me to an NPR broadcast in which Peachtree's publisher, Margaret Quinlan, expressed support for the CCS. Thus, it's likely that the company's books are or will become correlated to the initiative.

Pearables OTH Pearables 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 .
Pearson Homeschool (Pearson) EXP

Pearson Homeschool is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.

Pearson EXP Though Pearson sites typically don't give explicit statements about the CCS, a quick internet search will reveal that Pearson is, in fact, a significantly involved in the development of many aspects of the CCS.
PebbleGo (Capstone) EXP PebbleGo is a Capstone product; Capstone advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Pecci Educational Publishers IND
Peekapak EXP Peekapak advertises its alignment to the CCS.
Peel Productions

(Doug DuBosque)

IND
Peep and the Big Wide World OTH Peep and the Big Wide World 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 .
Penuin Random House COR Penguin Random House has created CCS-correlated “educator guides” for its titles.
Penguin (Penguin Random House) COR Penguin is a subsidiary of Penguin Random House, which has created CCS-correlated “educator guides” for a significant number of its titles.Though literature published by Penguin and its imprints will not itself be altered for the CCS, the company writes common core lesson plans.
PenguinProf, The WAIT
Penn Foster High School ANC Penn Foster uses materials from some CCS-aligned companies (i.e., Pearson, McGraw-Hill) and also offers AP courses. Though AP courses are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, it's worth noting that all AP courses 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, Penn Foster will have to make related changes as well. Additionally, Penn Foster is considering moving toward actual alignment with the CCS in order to maintain its accreditations.
Pennington Publishing EXP Pennington advertises that it “help[s] teachers apply assessment-based instruction to teach grade-level Common Core State Standardswith the CCS.”
Penny Gardner IND Though Penny Gardner does not intend to correlate to or align with the CCS, those interested in remaining independent of the initiative should be mindful of publishers and copyright dates for the living books she recommends, cross-referencing to check publishers' positions on the CCS and/or choosing materials published prior to 2010.
Pentime Penmanship IND
People to People International EXP People to People utilizes the Washington School of World Studies to provide for the academics of students involved in the program. The school's curriculum is “based on...common core standards for social studies, leadership, communication, and world studies.”
Perfect Praise Publishing IND
Perfection Learning EXP Perfection Learning advertiess that “[a]ll of [its] major programs support the Common Core State Standards” and the NGSS where applicable.
Perma-Bound COR Though the original publishers of books marketed by Perma-Bound may or may not have connections to the CCS, Perma-Bound has designed CCS correlations for the titles.
Permacharts IND
Permaculture Student, The IND
Peterson Directed Handwriting IND
Petite Feet Dance IND Petite Fee Dance doesn't “feel the Common Core is really a consideration for [its] videos, but...may reconsider that at a later date.”
PetraLingua IND
PhET Interactive Simulations EXP PhET advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Phoenix Learning Resources EXP Phoenix Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Phonics Dance, The EXP

The Phonics Dance advertises its alignment with the CCS.

Phonics Museum (Veritas Press) OTH

Phonics Museum 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.

Phonics on the Web IND

Phonics on the Web provides an overview of phonetic and spelling rules. While that information itself makes no reference to the CCS, note that some – though not all – of the Phonics Programs the site recommends are aligned with the CCS. To determine each recommendation's position on the CCS, interested parties should check each company's listing on the Common Core Project.

Phonics Page, The (40L) IND Resources produced by The Phonics Page are independent of the CCS, but it suggests a few other sites, some of which are correlated to (i.e., Starfall) or explicitly aligned with (i.e., Khan Academy) the CCS.
Phonics Pathways

(Jossey-Bass/Wiley)

IND Though many Jossey-Bass/Wiley products have been aligned with the CCS, Phonics Pathways is not part of the company's “Common Core Standard Series.” The content of Phonics Pathways will not be altered for the CCS.
Phonics Road to Spelling & Reading, The

(Schola Publications)

IND
Phonics Tutor IND
Phonics (Mott Media Publishing) IND
Phono-Graphix Reading Company COR Phono-Graphix has “plans to make available a key to how [its] materials already address [the CCS], for those who absolutely must align their own instruction to them.”
Photographic L.I.G.H.T. Academy IND
Physics Central COR Physics Central has not changed to align, but “will most likely say how parts of [its] materials may be used to teach Common Core or NGSS so...teacher[s] will have a way to fit it into their busy day[s].”
Physics Quest COR Physics Quest has not changed to align, but “will most likely say how parts of [its] materials may be used to teach Common Core or NGSS so...teacher[s] will have a way to fit it into their busy day[s].”
Physics4Kids

(Andrew Rader Studios)

OTH

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, and I have no discernible way of knowing its positions on the CCS/NexGen.

PiAnimals IND
Piano for Life IND
Piano Nanny IND
Piano Pronto IND
Piano Safari IND
Piano University, The IND
Piano Wizard Academy IND Piano Wizard Academy may consider correlating or aligning in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.
PianoChops IND
PianoLessonsOnline OTH

PianoLessonsOnline has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.

Picard, Marie IND
Picture Me Reading IND
Picture Window Books (Capstone) EXP Picture Window Books is an imprint of Capstone, which advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Picture-Smart Bible, The IND
Pieces of Learning EXP

Pieces of Learning promotes its alignment with the CCS.

Pilgrim Institute IND
Pimsleur (Simon & Schuster) IND
Pin It! Maps IND
Pinnacle Curriculum IND The Pinnacle Curriculum was written before the development of the CCS, and the publishers have no plans to revise it to make CCS-related changes. Thus, its reference to “key standards” is not related to the CCS.
Pins+Needles Kits IND
Pioneer Clubs IND
Pioneer Online Academy IND
Pirasta IND
Pixel Press WAIT
Plain and Not So Plain IND

Most resources by Plain and Not So Plain are written directly by the author and are independent of the CCS. However, the author does recommend two correlated – though not explicitly aligned – resources: a few printables from Starfall in the “1st Grade” program and a children's Bible from DK. The Starfall printables are totally optional, but the Elementary Bible Nature Course is built around the DK children's Bible. Since DK is correlated to but not explicitly aligned with the CCS, its resources have not been changed for the initiative, but DK does endorse and match its material to the CCS.

Planet Science OTH

Planet Science 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.

Play Attention IND
Play n Talk OTH

Play n Talk 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 .

Playdough to Plato EXP All Playdough to Plato activities were written for the CCS and include notations showing “specific [CCS] standards met by each product.”
Playful Planet EXP Playful Planet has books that were originally written to the CCS.
Playing with Math COR According to the author of Playing with Math, “Much of [the book] is related to [the eight CCS] mathematical practice standards, not because [I] followed them on purpose, but because they reflect thinking similar to [mine].” Thus, though the author does not promote the initiative in the book, the books' content does knowingly reflect the CCS in many ways and the author may reference the CCS standards in blog posts.
PlayMonster IND

PlayMonster does “not specifically create [its] products or rules to align to...different standards. ...Sometimes [it works] with educators who like to develop lesson plans using [its] product[s] and they will intentionally create lessons that align to these standards and then [PlayMonster] will share them with our consumers,” but the products themselves have no connection to the CCS/NGSS/C3.

Playpower EXP

Playpower advertises its alignment with “over 80 common core standards.”

Play.Sing.Act EXP

Play.Sing.Act “materials are designed with the [CCS] in mind. ...All of the materials that have been created for it.”

Playskool (Leap Year Publishing) OTH The parent company for Playskool has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
Plural Sight COR Plural Sight has not changed current content for the CCS, but does indicate that it seems “to naturally align with these standards.” It is also willing address specific ways in which it meets various aspects of the CCS approach to learning.
Plymouth Rock Foundation IND
PocketLab EXP
Pockets Magazine IND
Poetry4Kids IND Poetry4Kids does “not concern [itself] with state-mandated education standards. [It does] provide reading level information on the poems that [it posts on its] website, in case this is useful to teachers, but that's about it,” and the provider of the readability scores advertises that is “confirmed by Common Core as a valid, reliable text complexity tool.” However, one needn't use that guide to use Poetry4Kids, and [the poems' author does] not write educational materials, [instead leaving] it entirely up to educators to decide how or if [his] work fits in whatever curriculum framework they are using.”
Polished Cornerstones IND
Polka Dots Publishing

(Melissa Northway)

EXP

Polka Dots Publishing advertises that it “ha[s] lesson plans that fit the Common Core Standards” which provide “a[n]... opportunity to incorporate technology in activity to align with Common Core Standards College and Career Readiness.”

Pollan, Michael IND
Pop-In-Kins IND
Poptropica (Pearson) EXP Poptropica is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Portals and Prophets WAIT
Portraits of American Girlhood

(Units Unique)

IND
Positive Action Bible Curriculum IND
Postal Bible Studies IND
Power Typing OTH

Power Typing 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 .

PowerMyLearning EXP PowerMyLearning curates content from a wide variety of other providers, many of which are aligned with the CCS. It also specifically notes that its math and language arts content is aligned with the CCS and that its science content is aligned with the NGSS, and it is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as being aligned with the CCS.
powerspeaK12 EXP

powerspeaK12 uses Middlebury Pedagogy, an immersion philosophy that is aligned with the CCS by virtue of its alignment with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Practical Inspirations IND
Practical Money Skills COR Practical Money Skills lists correlations on its website.
PragerU IND
Prairie Primer (Cadron Creek) IND
Prairie View Press SUP
Praise Hymn IND
Precept Ministries IND
prek-8.com IND
Prentice Hall (Pearson) EXP Prentice Hall is a Pearson product line; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.
Preschool Box, The IND
Preschool Express OTH

Preschool Express 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 .

Preschool Powol Packets EXP Preschool Powol Packets advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Preschool Prep Company IND
Press for Learning COR In the second edition of Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding, the flagship Press for Learning resource, the company “will provide, as an appendix, a matrix so users who are 'under pressure' of NGSS can correlate lessons with specific NGSS standards and vice versa.”
Pressman Toy Corporation OTH

Pressman Toy Corporation 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.

Prestwick House COR

ANC

Prestwick House has a “CCSS Resouce Guide” through which it advertises that it “offers a variety of resources that will help you meet the Common Core State Standards.” Prestwick House also offers material for AP courses, which are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses. However, it's worth noting that all AP courses must be approved by the College Board and that the College Board is in the process of changing AP courses and tests “reconcile” AP with the CCS. In order to maintain College Board approval, Prestwick House may have to make related changes as well.

Priddy Books IND
Primal Math IND
Primary Phonics (EPS) COR Primary Phonics advertises its correlation to the CCS.
PrimaryGames WAIT
Princess Parables, The IND
Printable Math Worksheets ANC

Printable Math Worksheets advertises that its resources were developed based on the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) standards; OSPI adopted the CCS in 2011.

Printers Row Publishing Group (formerly Baker & Taylor) IND

EXP

At this point, most Printers Row books are independent of the CCS. However, the company does have some books under its Silver Dolphin imprint whose content is “taken from several key points in the Common Core State Standards.”
PrintNPractice IND
Private Eye, The COR The Private Eye has documents showing how its materials correlate to the CCS.
Pro-Ed COR Pro-Ed advertises its products' correlations to the CCS.
ProCon.org COR ProCon.org advertises that it “is uniquely designed to be a powerful resource for Common Core instruction” and also has “Common Core compliant lesson plan ideas.”
Prodigy EXP Prodigy is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.
Professor B IND
Professor Carol IND Professor Carol notes that the CCS is not applicable to the content she offers.
Professor Charles Says IND
Professor in a Box OTH Professor in a Box was contacted multiple times - at least seven (via email and also by phone) 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 .
Professor Noggin IND
Professor Pete's Classroom

(Classroom Professor)

COR Professor Pete's Classroom has “identified parts of the Common Core with which [its] products are consistent” and “[includes for its users] some information about aspects of CCS [its] resources align with.”
Professor Teaches

(Individual Software)

COR Professor Teaches has “brought out [its] CSS compliance in [its] marketing materials for teachers and educators so they can be certain that students who use [its] software will be on target with the CCS.”
Professor Toto IND
Professor Word EXP Professor Word advertises its alignment with the CCS.
Progeny Press IND
Progressive Phonics IND
Project Learning Tree EXP
Project-Based Homeschooling OTH

Project-Based Homeschooling 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.

Promises of the Constitution IND
Pronunciator IND
Prosperity4Kids, Inc. IND
Proud to Be Primary COR Proud to Be Primary has “checked off the [common core] standards [its products] correspond to in product description[s].”
Proverbs 22:6 Academy OTH Proverbs 22:6 Academy has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
Providence Foundation IND
Provision Room, The IND
Prufrock Press COR Prufrock Press advertises that “the content of [its] products has not changed to reflect the [CCS and NGSS] standards’ requirements. Instead, [the company] hired content-area experts to determine how [its]...products already met the [those] standards.”
Pryor Convictions Media IND
Publications International (PIL) IND
Puertas Abiertas IND
Purdue OWL IND The creators of Purdue OWL will soon be unveiling a new resource for middle school students that uses some aspects of the CCS, but Purdue OWL itself will not be changed.
PureFlix IND
Puritans' Network, The IND Some text recommendations in The Puritans' Home School Curriculum (i.e., Usborne, Wordly Wise, BJU) are correlated to the CCS. Those resources do not have direct CCS content since they are correlated, not explicitly aligned, but The Puritans' Home School Curriculum does not always suggest non-aligned alternatives.
Purple House Press IND
Purplemath COR Purplemath is a Mathhelp.com product. Mathhelp.com is correlated to the CCS.
Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation (Jay Schabacker) IND
Purposeful Design Publications

(ACSI)

COR Purposeful Design “will not make the CCSS the standard by which [it develops] textbooks. [The company is] committed to remaining independent of the CCSS.” However, though it “will not change any content in order to align with the CCSS, [it] will identify where, in [its] textbooks (as written), the CCSS are addressed by the content.”
Puzzlcrate WAIT

 

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