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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|Sabbath Mood Homeschool||COR||
The CCS/NGSS “do not drive the content of” Sabbath Mood Homeschool. The author “make[s] the science study guides based on the living book [she is] using, and then when [she is] through, [she goes] through the list of standards and check[s] off what was covered.” She shows correlations for those in charter/virtual public schools who use her materials and feels that “[c]overing [the CCS and NGSS] and supporting them are two vastly different things.”
|Saddleback Educational Publishing||EXP||A search of Saddleback's website shows that many of its products are aligned to the CCS.|
|Safely Ever After||IND|
|Salem Ridge Press||IND|
|Salsa (GBP Media)||EXP||
Salsa was written directly to the original version of the CCS.
|IND||The Sassafras Science activity guides suggest the use of some correlated – not explicitly aligned – supplementary books (i.e., DK, Kingfisher). And Elemental Science's high school program incorporates explicitly aligned resources. However, the Sassafras Science novels themselves are independent of the CCS.|
|Saxon Grammar and Writing
|COR||Hake Publishing, the original creators of Saxon Grammar and Writing, advertises how its program correlates to the CCS.|
|Saxon Homeschool products are distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). However, though HMH generally promotes the CCS, Saxon Phonics & Spelling and Saxon Physics are independent of the CCS, while Saxon Grammar & Writing, Saxon Math K-8, and Saxon Math 9-12 are independent and correlated. Each specific product line is listed separately for clarity's sake; please refer to the note for each for details.|
|Saxon Math K-8
|Saxon Math K-8 was originally produced by Saxon Publishers and was completed by authors Nancy Larson and Stephen Hake in 2004, well before the advent of the CCS. The primary titles for the homeschool version are Math K, Math 1, Math 2, and Math 3. The middle grades titles are Math 5/4, Math 6/5, Math 7/6, and Math 8/7, all of which are softcover. Though the books are now distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and despite HMH's practice of labeling subsequent re-printings as new “editions,” Larson and Hake still maintain full control over the content of the textbooks and teacher's editions, and they have not allowed any changes to the contents of any of the homeschool books since they were first published.
Saxon Math for schools is the Harcourt Achieve 2008 and 2009 edition. The K-2 titles are unchanged from the earlier editions, but some (non-CCS related) content changes were made; additionally, titles for the other books were changed (to Intermediate 3, 4, 5 for Grades 3-5 and Course 1, 2, 3 for Grades 6-8). Then in 2012, HMH created supplemental materials (separate from the textbooks themselves) to correlate the K-8 material to the CCS. HMH also advertises that all of Saxon Math K-12 “provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills called for in the Common Core State Standards.”
|Saxon Math 9-12
|According to Stephen Hake, who wrote many of the Saxon Math K-8 titles and knows the history of the “Saxon Math story,” John Saxon's original high school books for homeschool - hardcover textbooks titled Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Advanced Math, and Calculus (all with the traditional covers) - are still the same versions originally published by Saxon Publishers in 2004 and earlier. Though the books are now distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and despite HMH's practice of labeling subsequent re-printings as new “editions,” there have been no changes to the contents of any of the original homeschool textbooks since they were published.
Saxon Math for schools – including new high school books in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 - is the Harcourt Achieve 2008 and 2009 edition, none of which were authored by John Saxon, who died in 1996, even though they carry the Saxon imprint. However, even these books were completed before the advent of CCS, so the textbooks and teacher's editions were not created to align. That said, HMH has published detailed correlation guides for the K-8 titles and does advertise that all of Saxon Math K-12 “provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills called for in the Common Core State Standards.”
|Saxon Phonics & Spelling
|IND||Though Saxon Phonics & Spelling and other Saxon Homeschool products are sold under the auspices of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which supports the CCS, Saxon Phonics & Spelling is independent of the initiative because the program has a pre-CCS (1998) copyright and has not been revised since its initial publication.|
|IND||Though Saxon Physics and other Saxon Homeschool products are sold under the auspices of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which supports the CCS, Saxon Physics is independent of the initiative because the program has a pre-CCS (1995) copyright and has not been revised since its initial publication.|
|Saylor Academy||EXP||Saylor Academy has actively supported alignment to the CCS since 2013.|
|Scaredy Cat Reading System
Schlessinger Media products are sold via Library Video Company, which also distributes DVDs for several other companies. Some of the other companies have products which are correlated to or explicitly aligned with the CCS, but Schlessinger Media resources remain independent of the initiative.
|Schola Classical Tutorials||IND|
|Schola Rosa Co-Op & Home Curriculum||IND|
|Scholars Online||IND ANC||Scholars Online is committed to maintaining its distinctive approach to classical Christian education and has no interest in aligning with the CCS. It does utilize textbooks from mainstream publishers, most of which have now aligned, but the publication dates of most of its required textbook editions pre-date the CCS. We did, however, note the inclusion of a 2011 biology book published by Benjamin Cummings (a Pearson subsidiary) and a 2010 physics book by McGraw-Hill. We do not know if those particular texts have been aligned, but both parent companies are strong CCS proponents. Additionally, the aligned Geometer's Sketchpad is required for the Scholars Online geometry course, and several Scholars Online courses are AP. AP courses are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses, but 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. Thus, in order to maintain College Board approval, the Scholars Online AP classes will have to make related changes as well.|
|Scholastic||EXP||Scholastic was given grant money from the Gates Foundation for the purpose of aligning with the CCS and promotes its alignment; additionally, a search for “common core” on Scholastic's main website shows over 5,000 aligned items.|
|Scholé Academy||ANC||Scholé Academy is a program operated by Classical Academic Press, which has some ancillary connections to the CCS.|
|School Made Simple||IND|
|School of Dragons
Other than the Jump Start curriculum, all Knowledge Adventure programs are independent of the CCS.
|School Sparks||COR||The publisher of School Sparks “[writes her] lessons without regard to the CCS and then note[s] the CCS that align with [a] lesson for those interested. In no way does the CCS dictate [her] plan.”|
|School Specialty Publishing||SUP|
|School Zone||EXP||School Zone advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
(Eastern Mennonite Publications)
|Though primarily a supplier/distributor, Schoolhouse Publishing also publishes Research in Increments, Apples Daily Spelling Drills, The Log, Caution for Boys, and Caution for Girls, which are independent of the CCS.|
|Schoolhouse Rock!||IND||Schoolhouse Rock! was originally produced between 1973 and 1985, and was revived between 1993 and 1999 and again in 2009, all before the implementation of the CCS, and has not been altered since its creation.|
|SchoolhouseTeachers.com||IND||A SchoolhouseTeachers subscription comes with access to the World Book Resource Library, which is explicitly aligned with the CCS. Use of World Book is not required for the courses children can take with SchoolhouseTeachers, but the site does regularly list suggested links from World Book.|
SchoolYourself 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.
|Science Bob||COR||Science Bob has “not altered [its] content as a result of CCS, [but it] will be [correlating its] content to CCS in the coming months so that teachers can use the connections if needed. [It does] not plan on changing content at this time but may as a result of the [correlations].”|
|Science Excursion||IND||The author of Science Excursion also owns A+ Educational Services. Though the A+ Educational Services products are explicitly aligned with the CCS, she has indicated that Science Excursion materials remain independent of the initiative.|
|Science for High School
|Science for Teaching||EXP||
“Though [Science for Teaching has] not [yet] altered any materials, [it] align[s] many of [its] experiments with...those standards. ...[And it has] future plans to align [its] video presentations even more with as many science standards as possible... [It] will [also] advertise on the website what standards are addressed and those standards will probably be sent with the purchase of each video.”
|Science in the Beginning
(Dr. Jay Wile)
|Science Logic (Eva Varga)||IND|
|Science NetLinks||EXP||Science NetLinks includes dozens of CCS-aligned lessons.|
|Science News for Students||COR||Science News for Students advertises that “[m]ost stories contain codes related to the Next Generation Science Standards that they support.” It also shows correlations to the CCS.|
|Science on Demand with Catie Frates||IND|
|Science Spot, The||COR||The owner of The Science Spot teaches in Illinois, which has “adopted NGSS. [Thus, she worked during Summer 2016] to add connections for each lesson to those standards” as well as the CCS. “...[She also added] a list of key concepts...to help teachers in other states and situations adapt the lessons to meet their needs regardless of the content standards they are using (or required to use).”|
|Science with Me!||IND|
|Science Wiz||COR||Science Wiz “titles largely 'align' with the [Next Generation Science Standards],” the CCS for science. Content has not been changed, though, so this is actually correlation to the NGSS.|
|Science Zone (Ben Roy)||IND|
|Science, Naturally!||COR||Science Naturally! does not actually have documents to show its correlation with the CCS/NGSS . However, it clearly advertises that it knows it matches the CCS/ NGSS in significant ways and uses those connections as a selling point.|
|Science4Us||EXP||Science4Us advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
|SciExperience (Lainna Callentine)||IND|
|Scinch||COR||Scinch “[provides] information about which CCS concepts [its] already prepared kits cover for the interested parent.”|
|ScootPad||EXP||ScootPad is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.|
|Scott Foresman (Pearson)||EXP||Scott Foresman is a Pearson product line; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|Scratch||COR||Scratch allows and supports CCS-aligned projects.|
|Scripps National Spelling Bee||IND||Scripps has not made any decisions about CCS alignment. It may consider a connection to CCS at some point, but has no current plans to do so.|
|Scripture Memory Fellowship||IND|
|Scripture Talk Ministries||IND|
|Scripture Truth Book Company||SUP|
|Sea Scouts, B.S.A.||IND|
|Second Harvest Curriculum / UsedHomeschoolBooks.com||SUP|
|Second Story Books||SUP|
|Secret Keeper Girl (Pure Freedom)||IND|
|See Hear Do Company, The||EXP||The author of The See Hear Do Company materials is not revising her previously-written books for the CCS. But when teaching her students, she does “review [her] copy of the [common core] standards often to be sure [she is] meeting the objectives outlined.” And she “[uses her] printed copy of the common core standards and keep[s] it near [her] desk when writing each...activity” in a new math book she is creating.|
|See the Light||IND|
|See-n-Read Learning Tools||COR||See-n-Read advertises how it correlates with the CCS.|
|Semple Math||OTH||Semple Math 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 .|
|Sensory TheraPLAY Box||IND
Sensory TheraPLAY Box “do[es] not choose [its] items based on the CCS...[and does] not have any plans to alter [its] box[es] to align with the Common Core Standards.” And most of the companies from which it obtains the products in its boxes are independent of the CCS; however, some – i.e., School Specialty, Educational Insights - are explicitly aligned with the initiative.
(Wave 3 Learning, Inc.)
|Sesame Street||EXP||Sesame Street has written over 300 CCS-aligned lesson plans, which it offers as resource partner on the American Federation of Teachers website, sharemylesson.|
(African American Images)
|COR||The SETCLAE “teacher’s manual... indicate[s] how SETCLAE [correlates} itself with Common Core in Language Arts and Social Studies.”|
|Seton Home Study||IND||Seton utilizes Modern Curriculum Press (MCP) for some math, geography, and vocabulary. However, it currently uses editions from 1994, 2003, and 2005, which are not CCS-aligned (aligned versions would be copyrighted 2010 or later). Additionally, Seton suggests some aligned materials – from Math-U-See and Spectrum – as math “supplements,” but none are required for actual course completion.|
|Seussville (Random House)||COR||Seussville is a Random House resource, and 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, and Seussville has advertised correlations to the CCS via its Read Across America program.|
|Sevenstar Academy opted not to provide information to me, indicating instead a desire to speak only with individual parents about its position relative to the CCS/NexGen.
However, we do know that Sevenstar Academy does offer Advanced Placement (AP) classes. And, though AP classes are 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, the AP classes offered by Sevenstar Academy will have to make related changes as well.
|Shakespeare in Bits (MindConnex)||IND||Shakespeare in Bits may consider creating CCS correlations if it finds a customer demand for such a product, but it has no plans to do so at this time.|
|Shekinah Homeschool Books||SUP|
|ShelSilverstein.com||COR||ShelSilverstein.com, the author's website, offers a teaching guide correlating his books to the CCS.|
|Shepherd on the Search, The||WAIT|
|Shepherd's Treasure, The||IND|
|Sheppard Software||IND EXP||Sheppard Software does “not plan to change any past materials to align with the CCS - however [it] will consider the CCS when creating future content” because the public schools are its primary market. Some of the CCS-aligned products may be labeled as such, but the company's plans for that are now only tentative.|
|Most Shiller Math resources are independent of common core. However, it offers SAT/ACT test preparation courses, and since those tests are aligned with the CCS, those courses reflect CCS content.|
|Shine Brite Kids||IND|
|Shining for Jesus||IND|
|Shirley's Preschool Activities||IND|
|shmoop||EXP||shmoop advertises that it has “thousands of resources aligned to the Common Core.”|
|Some Shormann Math courses are Advanced Placement (AP), which has ancillary connections with the CCS. 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, Shormann Math's AP prep classes may have to make related changes as well.
But non-AP Shormann Math material is independent of the initiative.
|Short Vowel Phonics||IND|
|Show What You Know Publishing (Lorenz)||EXP||Show What You Know advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Shurley Instructional Materials||IND EXP||Products from Shurley English labeled Shurley English Homeschooling are not aligned and will remain as such. Shurley's older public school versions (with 1997, 1998, 2007 copyrights) will also remain unaligned, though only limited quantities remain available. The 2013 public school version is explicitly aligned.|
|Sight and Sound Reading||IND||Sight and Sound Reading is committed to remaining unaligned with the CCS. It may decide at some point to show correlations for those interested but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|SightWords||COR||SightWords “cross-references to...the Common Core State Standards with each activity in [its] Phonemic Awareness curriculum.”|
|Sign It!||IND||Sign It! is produced by the creators of Signing Time, which is independent of the CCS.|
|Sign Language 101||IND|
|Signal Media Publishers||IND||Signal Media products are not aligned with or correlated to the CCS; instead, they are correlated to the TEKS Grade 8 standards.|
|Signing Time (Two Little Hands)||IND|
|Silver Burdett Ginn (Pearson)||EXP||Silver Burdett Ginn is a Pearson product line; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|Silver Moon Spelling Rules
(READ Learning Educational Services)
Though the owner of Silver Moon Spelling Rules utilizes correlated materials (i.e., Handwriting without Tears, Barton Reading & Spelling System) in her individual tutoring practice, Silver Moon materials themselves remain independent of the CCS.
|Silverdale Press||IND||Silverdale Press is unsure if it will choose to align with CCS/NGSS/C3, but has no current plans to do so.|
|Simon & Schuster||COR||Simon & Schuster advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Simon and Barklee, Inc.||OTH||
Simon and Barklee, Inc. 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.
|Simple Daily Devotions for Children or the Family||IND|
|Simple Schooling Classroom||IND|
|Simply Charlotte Mason||IND||SCM publishes over 100 of its own products, all of which are independent of the common core. It also publishes a curriculum guide that makes resource suggestions for families who want to build their own courses of study. That guide contains some suggestions for resources that have recently aligned with the CCS (i.e., Math-U-See, Right Start Math). However, independent options are also listed.|
|Simply Novel||EXP||Simply Novel advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Sing 'n Learn||SUP|
|Sing 'n Speak Spanish||IND|
|Sing, Spell, Read & Write
|IND||Both Sue Dickson, the creator of Sing, Spell, Read & Write, and Pearson, the publisher, insist that neither the 1998 nor the 2004 editions will be aligned. Pearson is a major proponent of the CCS, but Ms. Dickson owns the copyright to the materials.|
|Singapore English||IND||Though the Singapore Math program is either correlated to or aligned with the CCS, Singapore English is not and will not become aligned or correlated because the company views it as supplemental material, not “core” curriculum.|
|Singapore Math||COR EXP||Singapore Math has several series, all of which are either correlated (Kindergarten , Primary , Secondary ) or explicitly aligned (Kindergarten ) to the CCS. Singapore Math no longer sells any resources that are wholly independent of the CCS.|
|Singapore Science||IND||Though the Singapore Math program is either correlated to or aligned with the CCS, Singapore Science is not aligned or correlated. It is based only on the science taught in the country of Singapore.|
|Singing Turtle Press||COR||Singing Turtle Press advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|SIRS (ProQuest K-12)||EXP||SIRS is the “Common Core Approved” search engine being promoted as the preferred reference for use in common core compliant schools.|
|Sitton Spelling and Word Skills (EPS)||COR||Sitton advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
Skilltastics advertises its correlations to the CCS.
skilledup courses are primarily designed for adult learners and, thus, are not directly connected to the CCS. However, because skilledup simply curates courses from literally hundreds of disparate providers, we highly recommend that those considering a skilledup course contact the particular course provider to ascertain its definitive stance on the CCS.
|Skip Count Kid, The||OTH||
The Skip Count Kid 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.
|Skoolbo||EXP||Skoolbo advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft||IND|
|SkWids (Southwestern Advantage)||EXP||SkWids advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Skylight offers AP Computer Programming and Calculus books. Although many AP courses will be “reconciled” with the CCS, this does not appear to include Calculus. Thus, though Skylight's AP Computer Programming materials will be affected, its AP Calculus materials will not. Non-AP books in both categories remain independent of the CCS.|
|Sleeping Bear Press||IND|
|Slim Goodbody health materials are independent of the CCS, but its math programs are correlated to the initiative.|
|Slow and Steady Get Me Ready||IND||Slow and Steady Get Me Ready was published in 2002, well before the development of the CCS. The author recently died so the book will remain as it is for as long as it remains in print.|
|Smart First Graders||IND|
|Smart Kids Launchpad
|IND||Dave Ramsey's curricular materials (Foundations in Personal Finance) are correlated to the CCS, but Smart Kids Launchpad is a non-curricular supplement so it is neither correlated or aligned.|
Smartick advertises that it “complements the school curriculum and is aligned with the Common Core Standards.”
|SmartTutor||EXP||SmartTutor advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|SmithHand Writing Methods||IND|
|Snap! Learning||EXP||Snap! Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Sneak on the Lot||EXP||Sneak on the Lot advertises that its “curriculum aligns with the national Common Core standards in every way.”|
|Soaring with Spelling and Vocabulary (Jac Kris Publishing)||IND|
|Sofatutor.com||EXP||Sofatutor “content is [currently] aligned with the Common Core Standards for Algebra 1 math, in terms of what students are directed to learn to achieve [CCS] standards, but the 'order process' of learning on [its] platform is not directly linked to [CCS] standards. ...Common Core Standard Shortcuts for each video [are located] at the end of the description text below the Video. ...[Sofatutor plans] to produce [other CCS aligned] content...”|
|Sokikom||EXP||Sokikom advertises “deep alignment” with the CCS.|
|Sola Scriptura Studies||IND|
|Soli Deo Gloria Resources||IND|
|Solimar Academy||IND||Solimar Academy “completely customize[s] for the learning needs of each child.” If a parent prefers to remain independent of the CCS, s/he should be sure to specify that during consulations.|
|Songs for Saplings||IND|
|Songs for Teaching||EXP||Songs for Teaching advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Songs That Teach (Sara Jordan)||COR||Songs that Teach advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|SonLight Education Ministry||IND||SonLight Education Ministry is a different entity than the well-known Sonlight curriculum, which is listed elsewhere on the database.|
|Sonlight||ANC||Materials written by Sonlight itself are not aligned. However, the company does incorporate into its packages some materials from companies that have aligned content (i.e., EPS, Math-U-See, Rosetta Stone). It is possible to substitute non-aligned materials for aligned ones because Sonlight's packages are customizable, but a parent will have to know about unaligned alternatives to do so. We suggest that interested parties study the website and consider calling the company to make non-aligned substitutions.|
|Sound Bytes Reading||IND|
|Southeast Academy||IND||Southeast Academy uses Alpha-Omega (AOP) products throughout its programming. AOP is independent of the CCS.|
|Southern Baptist Academy, The
(Learning by Grace)
|ANC||The Southern Baptist 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).|
|Southern Science Supply||SUP|
|Southwestern Advantage||EXP||Southwestern Advantage advertises that “all...Advantage content is correlated to the...Common Core Math and English Language Arts expectations for Kindergarten through grade 12.” The website's Questions & Answers page also includes quite of a bit of detail about the “importance” of the CCS.|
|Sovereign Duty (KrisAnne Hall)||IND|
|Sower Series, The
(Mott Media Publishing)
|Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience||EXP|
(Keen Software House)
|Spalding Education International||COR||Spalding Education International advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Spangler Science Club||EXP||
“The Spangler Science Club features highly interactive experiments and hands-on activities created by Steve Spangler,” who has chosen to align his work with the CCS.
|Spanish for You||IND|
|Spanish is Fun
(AMSCO School Publications)
|IND||Though AMSCO has aligned its math, language arts, and science (to-date), its foreign language programs such as Spanish is Fun are not aligned since CCS documents for foreign language study do not (yet) exist.|
|Spanish with a Mission||IND|
|Sparketh||EXP||Sparketh has “been building [its] courses for National [Core] Art Standards,” which are an iteration of the CCS for the arts.|
SparkNotes 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
|Sparticl||COR||Sparticl advertises that it “provides content that covers the Disciplinary Core Ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards.”|
|Speakaboos||COR||Speakaboos acknowledges that it matches some of the CCS but is “not building [its] content explicitly around” the initiative.|
|Spectrum (Carson-Dellosa)||EXP||Spectrum is is a Carson-Dellosa brand; Carson-Dellosa is aligned with the CCS.|
|Speech Mama, The||OTH||
The Speech Mama 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.
|Speed Reading 4 Kids||IND|
|Speed! (Highhill Education)||IND|
|Speedy Spanish (Bechtel Books)||IND|
As of Fall 2017, CLEP tests remain independent of the CCS; thus, SpeedyPrep is, too.
|Spel-Lang Tree, The||IND|
|Spell by Color (Jett Games)||IND|
|Spell to Write and Read||IND|
|IND||Spelling Monster is independent of the CCS, but its developer has considered “creating other apps specifically to align with Common Core Standards that would both evolve with and follow the child [through K-12] education.”|
|Spelling Workout||IND||In a telephone conversation, a representative from Modern Curriculum Press/Pearson said that Spelling Workout is not aligned or correlated. We don't have evidence to the contrary, and the most recent edition appears to be 2002, which pre-dates the CCS by several years. That said, it should still be noted that Pearson is a major advocate of the CCS.|
|Spelling You See
(The Reading Doctor, Inc.)
|IND||Though marketed by Demme Learning, which has aligned products (i.e., Math-U-See), Spelling You See was created by The Reading Doctor and is not connected to the CCS.|
|Spelling-Words-Well.com||COR||Spelling-Words-Well.com advertises its correlations to the CCS on “about 30 out of 250+ existing pages.”|
|Spellodrome||IND||Though other products produced by the creators of Spellodrome (i.e., Mathletics, Reading Eggs) are either correlated or explicitly aligned to the CCS, Spellodrome remains independent of the initiative.|
(Mott Media Publishing)
Sphero advertises its correlations to the CCS and NGSS.
|Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook||IND|
|Spinlight Studio||EXP||Spinlight Studios advertises that its apps have “lessons...for common core subjects” and address “principles essential to Common Core.”|
|Spiral Scouts International||OTH||
Spiral Scouts International 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 .
|Splash Math||EXP||Splash Math advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
(Scientific Research Associates) (McGraw-Hill)
|EXP||SRA is a McGraw-Hill product, which advertises SRA's alignment with the CCS.|
(MIND Research Institute)
|EXP||ST Math advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|St. Thomas Aquinas Academy||ANC||
Though St. Thomas Aquinas Academy incorporates many resources that are independent of the CCS into its program, it also includes material from several companies that are correlated (i.e., Draw Write Now, Explode the Code, Handwriting Without Tears, Usborne) and explicitly aligned (i.e., Loyola Press, Math-U-See, Paideia, Pearson).
(The American Philatelic Society)
Stamps Teach 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.
|Stand to Reason (Brett Kunkle)||IND|
|Standard Deviants Accelerate (Cerebellum Corporation)||IND
|Some Standard Deviants classes are Advanced Placement (AP), which has ancillary connections with the CCS. But non-AP Standard Deviants material is independent of the initiative.
In terms of the program's AP preparation courses, AP classes are not directly covered by the CCS because they are the equivalent of freshmen-level college courses. But 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, the AP classes offered by Standard Deviants will have to make related changes as well.
|Standard Deviants School (Cerebellum Corporation)||IND|
|Star from Afar Kids||IND|
|Starfall||COR||Though the Starfall website says it is “aligned” to the CCS, the site content has not been changed. Starfall is actually correlated, not explicitly aligned, according to my definitions.|
|Starline Education||IND||Starline Press is correlated to pre-CCS California state standards.|
|Starting Point Project, The||OTH||
The Starting Point Project 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.
(Orphs of the Woodlands)
|State History from a Christian Perspective (A Helping Hand)||IND|
(How Great Thou Art)
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
|EXP||Steck Vaughn is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.|
STEMhero was not written to explicitly align with the NGSS but does naturally correlate with the initiatve.
|Steps Reading Classes||IND|
(formerly Connect the Thoughts)
|Sterling Children's Books||OTH||
Sterling Children's Books 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 .
Sterling Production has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
|Stern Math||COR||Stern Math was developed beginning in the 1940s and has not been changed at all in order to align. However, the company is producing charts to show how what they've always done happens to correlate with the CCS.|
|Steve Spangler Science||EXP||Steve Spangler Science advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Stevenson Learning Skills||COR||Stevenson Learning Skills explains how its program matches aspects of the CCS.|
|Steward Ship Unit Studies||IND||Steward Ship does include resources from some correlated companies (i.e., Usborne, Crabtree, Dover). However, books from those or other companies are merely suggestions and are not required to successfully complete the unit studies.|
|Stinky Kids||IND||Stinky Kids may choose to align or correlate with the CCS in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Stoa Christian Homeschool Speech and Debate||IND|
|Stock Market Game, The||EXP|
|Stone Arch Books (Capstone)||EXP||Stone Arch Books is an imprint of Capstone, which advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Stone Soup Magazine||IND||Stone Soup Magazine “would like to align [its] materials with the Common Core, but [it just doesn't] have the bandwidth to do that right now.”|
|Stone Tablet Press||IND||Stone Table Press may choose to create a correlation chart, but as of Summer 2014 had not yet decided for sure if it would do so.|
|Stories with Holes||IND||The actual Stories with Holes program is independent of the CCS. However, some aligned books by other authors are sold on the Stories with Holes website.|
|Story of the World, The
|IND||It should be noted that, while the Story of the World texts have not been aligned, the SOTW activity books do make regular references to Usborne encyclopedic texts for supplementation, and many Usborne titles are correlated to the CCS. The Usborne texts are not required to complete the activities so SOTW appropriately remains on this list of resources independent of the CCS, but SOTW users should be aware of possible CCS correlation in the Usborne supplements.|
|Stossel in the Classroom||COR||Stossel in the Classroom is working to add a search function to its website so those required to justify that their lessons correlate with the CCS can use the Stossel resources. However, it will include the following statement with its correlation tool: "To assist teachers who are required to teach based on Common Core standards or other state standards, we are providing this tool to help you identify which of our materials meet the various standards in your state. This should in no way be construed as endorsement of Common Core or other state standards by Stossel in the Classroom."|
|Straight Talk (NATHHAN)||IND|
|Stratton House Science||IND|
Streamable Learning will be adding links to the various educational standards – including but not limited to CCS/NGSS/C3 – used by its partner organizations and within various school district subscribers.
|Stress Free Kids||IND|
|Strings Around the World||IND|
|StrongMind (FlipSwitch)||EXP||StrongMind (FlipSwitch), which advertises its alignment with the CCS, is not available to individual homeschooling families. However, arrangements can be made to use it within homeschool associations/co-ops of 50 or more families.|
|Struggling Reader, The||IND|
|StrugglingReaders.com||COR||Correlations to the CCS are listed in the books published by StrugglingReaders.com.|
|Student Handouts||EXP||Student Handouts advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Student News Daily||COR||Student News Daily advertises that its questions “always...cover one or more general Anchor [CCS] Standards...”|
|Student of the Word||IND||Usborne books, which are correlated to the CCS, are among the resources Student of the Word recommends. However, the authors explain that the use of Usborne materials is entirely optional.|
|Student Statesmanship Institute (SSI)||IND|
|Studies Weekly||EXP||Studies Weekly advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Study Dog||EXP||Study Dog advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Study Island (edmentum)||EXP||Study Island advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Study.com||EXP||Study.com advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|StudyLadder||COR||StudyLadder has not adapted its material to the CCS, but its website has a section where those who need to follow the standards can find material that would be appropriate for teaching that outcome. The site contains many CCS-correlated activities because the program is used by thousands of public school teachers, but parents can bypass those resources if they’d prefer to use non-aligned materials.|
|Sue Dickson's Songs That Teach||IND|
Sue Larkey is “based in Australia [with] different Curriculum Standards.”
|Sukey's Circle (Sukey Molloy)||IND|
|Sumdog||EXP||Sumdog advertises that its “skills are aligned to the Common Core.”|
|Summer Bridge (Carson-Dellosa)||EXP||
Summer Bridge is a Carson-Dellosa brand; Carson-Dellosa is aligned with the CCS.
Summer Solutions advertises its CCS alignment.
|Summit Ministries||IND||Current editions of Summit's curriculum products are not correlated or aligned. However, Summit has not yet decided whether or not it will correlate or align future editions.|
|Sunburst Visual Media (Cerebellum Corporation)||IND|
|Sunday School Center||IND|
|Sunday School Network||IND|
|Sunflower Education||COR||Sunflower Education advertises that most of its material is “correlated to national education standards issued by the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Resource Council, [and] the International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English,” all of whom have altered or adapted their standards to align with the CCS.|
|Sunshine Learning Center Online||IND|
Sunya Publishing 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.
|Super Cool Art||IND|
|Super Duper Publications||EXP||Super Duper Publications advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Super Simple Learning||OTH||
Super Simple 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.
|Super Star Speech||IND|
|Super Teacher Worksheets||COR||Super Teacher Worksheets is “not going to alter [its] worksheets, learning centers, or any of [its] printable content. However, [it is] going to include a link next to each file that states which common core standards are met by each worksheet.”|
|Supercharged Science||COR||Supercharged Science advertises its correlation to the NGSS.|
|Superkids||EXP||Superkids advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Surprise Box Club||IND|
Surprise Ride 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.
SwedishPod101 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.
(Alpha Omega Publications)
|IND||Alpha Omega Publications has purposed to avoid using any CCS-related resources when making any revisions to any of its product lines, including Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS).|
|Switcheroozoo||IND||As an Australia-based company, Switcheroozoo is unfamiliar with the CCS and, thus, has made no effort to align its content.|
|Sword Study Series
(The Shelby Kennedy Foundation)
|Sycamore Academy provides a comprehensive program in all content areas. Its online program utilizes Alpha-Omega's Switched-On Schoolhouse, which is independent of the CCS. And, though its text-based program includes a large amount of unaligned material (ACE, Rod & Staff), it also includes some explicitly aligned resources (i.e., Spectrum, SRA, etc.).|
|Sylvan Learning||EXP||Sylvan Learning advertises that “all [its] math and reading lessons align with the common core.”|