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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|R.L. Stine's Writing Program||OTH||
R.L. Stine has stated that he is not interested in sharing his position about CCS in regards to his writing program.
Raddish has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
(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, and I have no discernible way of knowing its positions on the CCS/NGSS .
|Raggs||IND||The Raggs “educational goals...are aligned with the  National Association for the Education of Young Children” (NAEYC). Even though NAEYC may be working toward alignment with the CCS, if Raggs maintains its alignment with the 2002 standards, it will remain independent of the CCS.|
|Rainbow Horizons Publishing||IND|
|Rainbow Resource||SUP||Though primarily a supplier/distributor, Rainbow Resource also publishes GUM Drops Grammar, Miquon Math, and Visual Manna, which are listed separately in the database.|
|Raising Real Men
(Hal & Melanie Young)
|Rand McNally Education||COR||Rand McNally Education advertises that “World Atlas content is aligned to...Common Core standards.”|
(Penguin Random House)
|COR||Random House is a subsidiary of Penguin Random House. Random House has not changed the content of its literature to align, but it has created educator guides to correlate its books to the CCS.|
(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.|
|Rapid Typing||IND||Rapid Typing is independent of the CCS, but is “open for adding...new features which are required in the schools in all world.”|
(Mott Media Publishing)
|Razzle Dazzle Learning Company||EXP||Razzle Dazzle advertises its alignment with the CCS via its product listings on Teachers Pay Teachers and TES.|
(Connecting with History)
|re-Ratify Project, The||IND|
|REACH (US Sailing)||COR||
REACH advertises that its modules are “tied to Next Generation Science Standards and common Core.”
|Read Hebrew Now||IND|
|Read Naturally||COR||Read Naturally advertises its correlations to the CCS.|
|Read Right||EXP||Read Right explicitly notes that it is funded by Race to the Top (RTTT) money, and RTTT funds the CCS.|
|Reading Bear||ANC||Reading Bear is “a project of WatchKnowLearn.org,” which is explicilty aligned with the CCS.|
Other than the Jump Start curriculum, all Knowledge Adventure programs are independent of the CCS.
|Reading Buddy Software||IND|
|Reading Eggs (edmentum)||COR||Reading Eggs, which operates under the same methodology as Reading Eggspress, advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Reading Eggspress (edmentum)||COR||Reading Eggspress advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Reading Game, The||COR||The content of The Reading Game was not altered for the CCS. However, the site offers a document showing where it correlates with the initiative.|
|Reading Horizons||EXP||Reading Horizons says it has no interest in aligning 100% with CCS. However, it did "[add] a few morphology lessons to improve alignment," and it has created informational pieces explaining how the program does align.|
|Reading is Fundamental (RIF)||EXP|
Each Reading Karma book was written “with the Common Core State Standards in mind,” and CCS-aligned lessons plans will will eventually be written for each title.
|Reading Lesson, The||IND|
Reading Raven “has a very specific focus which is helping very early stage readers learn the mechanics of how to read using a phonics based approach. ...[Its] methodology is already entirely consistent with Common Core albeit a very narrow part of Common Core which focuses on the fundamentals of early stage reading like recognizing letters, words, how to trace them and how to sound them out...”
|ReadTheory||EXP||ReadTheory “materials were not so much altered as they were designed in a way that was already CCSS-compliant.”|
|ReadWorks||EXP||ReadWorks advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|ReadWriteThink (ILA/NCTE)||EXP||ReadWriteThink advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Ready Set STEM||EXP||
Ready Set STEM advertises that it “aligns with many Common Core State Standards(CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for middle and high school students.”
|ReadyWriter (School Made Simple)||IND|
|Real Reading Co.||IND|
|Real Science 4 Kids
|Really Good Stuff||SUP|
|Reason for..., A
(A Beginning Advantage)
|Reasoning Mind||EXP||Reasoning Mind is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning.|
|Reasons to Believe||IND|
|Red Apple Reading||EXP||Red Apple Reading advertises that it is “aligned to Common Core Standards.”|
|Red Ted Art||IND|
|Rediscovering the Constitution in the 21st Century||IND|
|Reflex Math||EXP||Reflex is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and alsoso advertises its alignment.|
|Reformation Heritage Books||IND
|In addition to publishing its own titles, which are independent of the CCS, Reformation Heritage Books serves as a supplier for other publishers whose positions on the initiative are listed separately.|
|Regnery Publishing||COR||Regnery Publishing has not changed the content of its books for the CCS, but is showing correlations to the initiative.|
|Remedia Publications||EXP||Remedia Publications advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Resources for Reading||SUP|
|rethink||EXP||rethink advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
Revolution Prep was contacted multiple times 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.
|Riggs Institute, The||IND|
|Right Start Math||COR||Right Start has indicated via a 2015 webinar that its First Edition materials are correlated to the CCS (i.e., “If you like common core, First Edition, we got you covered...It does meet the common core...”) and it has acknowledged since 2013 that its Second Edition is also correlated to the initiative. The company is not replacing its First Edition with Second Edition; instead, it is keeping the First Edition lessons, worksheets, and manipulatives for all levels (A to G) and will continue to support those resources indefinitely."|
|Ring Around the Phonics||IND||Ring Around the Phonics may add documentation to show its correlations to the CCS.|
|Ring of Fire Science||COR||Ring of Fire is aligned to pre-CCS National Science Standards but also notes correlations to the NGSS in its teacher guides.|
|Risas y Sonrisas||EXP||Risas y Sonrisas is aligned with ACTFL, which has chosen to incorporate the CCS for English language arts into its foreign language instruction practices. Risas y Sonrisas enthusiastically embraces that ACTFL policy.|
|Road to Grammar||COR||By the end of 2014, Road to Grammar will be correlated to the CCS.|
|Robinson Self-Teaching Curriculum, The||IND|
|Roblox||OTH||Roblox replied to my queries indicating that it needs more time to formulate an official position in regards to the CCS/NGSS/C3. It has promised to get back to me when it is able to provide information about how they will proceed.|
As of Fall 2017, Robobox is “compliant with various EU standards,” and is “[definitely] looking to add...[the CCS/NGSS/C3] into [its] products within the next 6 months.”
|Rock 'N Learn||COR||Rock 'N Learn has not made content changes for the CCS but does advertise correlations.|
|Rock Star Academy||IND||“Based in the UK,” Rock Star Academy “[doesn't] currently align [itself] with US education policies. [However, that] is something...[it] may offer in the future.”|
|Rocket Math||COR||Rocket Math advertises that it “meets common core standards.”|
|Rod & Staff||IND|
|Rogers Center for Learning, The||IND|
|Rolling Acres School, The||IND|
|Roman, Carole P.||IND|
|Ron Paul Curriculum, The||IND|
|Rooted in Language||IND||
The owner of Rooted in Language “do[es] respond to what [she sees] the field of education requiring of students [and helping] them may influence strategies [she develops] and then share[s],” but she “has no plans to follow state or federal directives, [except] those dictated by [her] Ohio license as an SLP,” and has not consciously taken the CCS into any consideration in her program.
|Rory's Story Cubes||IND||
“Rory's Story Cubes have not been aligned to any standards, and there are no plans to do so. As Story Cubes are a free-form creative activity, it would be contrary to the spirit of the product to ascribe limitations of any sort to its use.” However, the company has another product line – The Extraordinaires Design Studio – that is correlated to the CCS.
|Rosen Publishing||COR||Rosen Publishing advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Rosetta Stone||EXP||Rosetta Stone is aligned with ACTFL, which has chosen to incorporate the CCS for English language arts into its foreign language instruction practices.|
|Round World Products||IND|
As of Fall 2017, Rox-Boxs is “not...aligned with the core curriculum...but it something [it plans] to offer in the future.”
|Roy the Zebra (Club Roy)||OTH||Roy the Zebra 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.|
|Royal Fireworks Press
(Michael Clay Thompson)
|COR||In at least some of its books, Royal Fireworks Press includes pages that explain how the material “aligns beautifully with the philosophy and content of the Common Core State Standards that are now being implemented in most states” and shows throughout the books where various lessons match CCS content.|
|Royal Road to Reading, The||IND|
|Rozzy Learning Company||COR||
Rozzy Learning Company “created [its] materials with [its] own system and then [it]...[correlated them] for Common Core and NGSS, but [it] did not specifically alter [its] materials. Currently, [its] STEAM Careers program is what [it has correlated to]...standards.”
|Rules of the Road
Rules of the Road's parent company does not align or correlate its material to the CCS.
|Rules of the Road (Vat19)||IND|
|Rummy Roots Games||IND|
Runkle Publishers materials are sold via GeoMatters, whose resources have some ancillary connections to the CCS. Nevertheless, Runkle books do remain wholly independent of the initiative.
|Running Press (Perseus)||OTH||
Running Press stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
(Mott Media Publishing)