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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|Tabeo||ANC||Tabeo comes pre-loaded with a number of educational apps, including some from aligned resources (i.e., Kimbo Educational).|
|TabletClass||IND||TabletClass specifically notes on its website that it “is not aligned to Common Core.”|
|Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, The
“From time to time” Tales2go “point[s] out connections between listening to audiobooks and state listening standards,” including CCS where applicable.
Though “the CCS are of interest to [Talicor]” and the company “[does] feel [it has] products that fit many different areas of CCS, [it has] found that to[o] much labeling of the product takes away from what [its] goal is” and so it “[has] not moved to label these products to show the CCS they fit within [or] altered any products with the sole purpose of fitting a specific CCS.”
|Talking Fingers||COR||Talking Fingers advertises its correlations with the CCS and other standards.|
|In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor, TAN Homeschool has also created its own product lines, which are listed separately in the Subject Area Project.|
|Tapestry of Grace||IND|
|Taylor University Online||IND||
Taylor University Online does “not [at this time] have a formal program in place which aligns with the CCS, NGSS or the C3. This does not mean [it] won't at some point. For now [the program's] role is to offer college courses with a faith infused curriculum that high school students can take for pre-college credit.”
|Tea Time with Tayla||IND|
|Teach & Learn Spanish
(O'Neill Language Academy)
|Teach a Child to Read with Children's Books||IND||Though Teach a Child to Read with Children's Books is independent of the CCS, among its website's list of Helpful Resources are some resources with connections to the CCS (i.e., A to Z Teacher Stuff, Reading A-Z).|
|Teach A+ Children||SUP|
|Teach All Kids||IND|
|Teach America to Read and Spell (TATRAS)||IND|
|Teach Kids to Cook||IND|
|Teach Me Joy||IND||Teach Me Joy's Hall of Heroes program recommends the use of Math Mammoth, which offers both CCS-aligned and non-CCS resources. Parents can choose from among all the Math Mammoth programs for use with Hall of Heroes. Other Teach Me Joy programs and resources are independent of the CCS.|
|Teach with Games||IND|
|Teach with Movies||COR||Teach with Movies “accept[s] the CCSS but [applies] them only at the very general level of the Anchor Standards.” The site includes reference to the Anchor Standards in its lesson plans for many films.|
|Teach Your Child Piano||IND|
|Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons||IND|
|Teach Your Monster to Read
(The Usborne Foundation)
|COR||Teach Your Monster to Read is a subsidiary of Usborne, which is correlated with the CCS.|
|Teach Yourself to Draw||IND|
|Teacher Created Materials||EXP||Teacher Created Materials advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Teacher Created Resources||EXP||Teacher Created Resources advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Teacher's Corner, The||IND||The Teacher's Corner includes links to many other companies' websites, some of which have connections to the CCS/NGSS/C3. But resources written by The Teacher's Corner itself – which are marked with a particular icon – are independent of the initiatives.|
|Teacher's Notebook||IND EXP||Since more than 3,800 individual teachers and homeschooling parents create the materials offered on Teacher's Notebook, the site offers a mix if aligned and non-aligned material.|
|Teacher's Pet Publications||EXP||Teacher's Pet Publications advertises that its material is “written to the CCSS.”|
TeacherGeek advertises its correlations with the NGSS.
|Teachers & Writers Collaborative||EXP||Teachers & Writers Collaborative is not changing its existing material, but it “[continues] to build [a] store of lesson plans and other materials to support creative writing teaching that is aligned with the requirements of the Common Core.”|
|Teachers Pay Teachers||IND EXP||Individual teachers create the materials offered on Teachers Pay Teachers. And, though more than 38,000 resources offered on the site are CCS-aligned, more than 460,000 other products appear to have no CCS connections.|
|TeacherVision (Pearson)||EXP||TeacherVision is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS. TeacherVision also advertises its alignment (evidenced by searching the site).|
|Teaching and Learning Company (Lorenz)||EXP||Teaching & Learning Company advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Teaching Math with Manipulatives Using the Mortensen Method
|Teaching Textbooks||IND||Teaching Textbooks does “not intend to alter [its] methodology or approach to the actual teaching of... material,” but it may at some point publish “supplemental material” that would essentially correlate the program to the CCS. However, as of April 2016, it remains independent of the CCS because it has does not yet have definitive plans for such material.|
|Teaching Tree (Dollar Tree)||OTH||Teaching Tree has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.|
|TeachingAmericanHistory.org (Ashbrook Center)||COR||TeachingAmericanHistory.org advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|TeachMe (24x7digital)||IND||“Aligning some of [its] learning topics to Common Core standards is something [TeachMe is] interested in looking into, but at this time [it doesn't] have an anything solid as to when [it] will be doing this.”|
|TeachTown||EXP||TeachTown is already aligned at the kindergarten and 1st grade levels. For 2nd and 3rd grade, the company is in the process of developing documents to show where it correlates with the CCS and will then add content in order to actually align those grade levels.|
|TeachWithMe.com||COR||TeachWithMe.com includes a Getting to the Core section that correlates various resources to the CCS.|
|Tech Trep Academy||EXP||Tech Trep Academy is the private-pay subsidiary of My Tech High, a resource provider for both traditional public/government and charter schools which directly partners with well over a dozen explicitly aligned curriculum providers.|
|TEDEd||COR ANC||TEDEd animations are not created with the CCS specifically in mind, but some may have ancillary connections to the initiative, at the discretion of the original creators of the content. Additionally, some of the animations have been correlated to the CCS. And among the site's advisors are Melinda Gates and Salman Khan, both significant proponents of the CCS.|
|Teen Sunday School Place||IND|
|Tekkie Uni (eTeacher Group)||IND|
|Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor||IND|
|TenMarks||EXP||TenMarks is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.|
|Terrestria Chronicles, The
(Tales of Castles)
|Test of FAITH||IND|
(ECS Learning Systems)
|EXP||TestSMART advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Thames & Kosmos||SUP|
|That Resource Site||IND|
|That the World May Know||IND|
|Thimbles and Acorns||IND|
|ThinkCERCA||EXP||ThinkCERCA is endorsed by Bill Gates' EdSurge website as aligned with the CCS and also advertises its alignment.|
|Thinkfun||COR||Thinkfun advertises how it “supports the common core standards for mathematics.”|
|Thinking Kids Press||IND|
|Thinking Kids (Carson-Dellosa)||EXP||
Thinking Kids is a Carson-Dellosa brand; Carson-Dellosa is aligned with the CCS.
|Thinking Skills Club||IND|
|ThinkLanguage||IND||ThinkLanguage may consider aligning or correlating to the CCS but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Thinkster Math||EXP||Thinkster Math advertises that it “provide[s] a strong foundation to learn math concepts with content aligned to Common Core Standards.”|
|Thinkwell||IND ANC||Thinkwell 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, the program's AP classes will have to make related changes as well.
Non-AP Thinkwell material is independent of the initiative.
|This Reading Mama||IND|
|Thomas Jefferson Education, A||IND|
|Thomas Nelson (Harper Collins)||COR||Thomas Nelson's parent company “has reviewed much of [its] backlist and applied the Common Core standards” and is “also [running its] new titles through Common Core guidelines.”|
|Thrive Art||IND||Thrive Art School did explore details of NexGen for the Arts in the spring of 2014, but ultimately decided against incorporating those standards into Thrive Art coursework.|
|Tigtag (Carolina Science Online)||EXP|
TikaTok is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS. Additionally, TikaTok advertises that its “projects span key curriculum areas and align to the Common Core.”
|Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits||ANC||Timberdoodle serves primarily as a supplier/distributor of individual homeschool-related products designed by others. However, the company has created packages incorporating some of those resources into Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits for every age. While neither the kits nor the accompanying curriculum guides Timberdoodle has written have been specifically altered to align with the CCS, the packages do incorporate resources from a wide array of companies, some of which (i.e., Evan Moor, Math-U-See) have aligned with the CCS; thus, using the default kits will include some CCS content. It is possible to use the company's Custom Curriculum Builder to substitute non-aligned materials for aligned ones, but a parent will have to know about unaligned alternatives to do so.|
|Timberdoodle||SUP||In addition to serving as a supplier/distributor, Timberdoodle has also created its own product line, Timberdoodle Core Curriculum, which is listed separately.|
As of Summer 2017, Timbuktu Labs is not doing anything in regards to the CCS, but it “may decide to create a series that is more curriculum aligned in the future.”
|Time Chroniclers (Creation Quest)||IND|
TIME Edge advertises its correlation to the CCS.
|TIME for Kids||COR||
TIME for Kids advertises its correlation to the CCS.
|Time4Learning||ANC||Time4Learning uses Compass Learning as its delivery platform. Though most Compass Learning content is correlated to (not explicitly aligned with) the CCS, Compass Learning has actually added some explicitly aligned content, and program users are unable to differentiate correlated from aligned content or eliminate aligned content.|
|Time4Writing||COR||Time4Writing has not changed any content to align with the CCS. Instead, it shows where its content – as written – correlates.|
|TimeMAPS||COR||Time MAPS is currently working on material to show its correlations to the CCS.|
(Trigger Memory System)
|Tin Man Press||IND|
|Tiner, John Hudson||IND||Books written by John Hudson Tiner are published by Master Books and Mott Media Publishing, both of which are committed to remaining independent of the CCS.|
|Tinker Crate (Kiwi Crate)||IND||Tinker Crate is for Ages 9-16. The parent company offers other resources – Koala Crate, Kiwi Crate, and Doodle Crate – for other age groups. Each product has a distinctive focus. The company has no current plans to align with the CCS, but may consider doing so in the future.|
|Tiny Tap||EXP||Tiny Tap includes a category devoted to common core math apps. It is also promoted as a platform by which anyyone might create common core apps so it's possible that many more beyond what is labeled are actually connected to the CCS/NGSS/C3.|
Tippy Talk may choose to align with the CCS in the future, but has no immediate plans to do so.
(A Thomas Jefferson Education)
|IND||TJEd High! is part of A Thomas Jefferson Education, which is independent of the CCS.|
(Theology of the Body Evangelization Team)
|Toe by Toe||IND||Toe by Toe is a UK-based company and, therefore, has no knowledge of the CCS. The company is in the process of developing an American version of its resources, but does not have plans to adapt for the CCS.|
|Together Counts||IND||Prior to Summer 2014, Together Counts had no plans to align with the CCS, but it may decide to do so in the future.|
|Tommy Nelson (Harper Collins)||COR||Tommy Nelson's parent company “has reviewed much of [its] backlist and applied the Common Core standards” and is “also [running its] new titles through Common Core guidelines.”|
|Top 10 Proofs||IND|
|Top That Publishing||EXP|
|TOPScience (TOPS)||IND||TOPScience activities are correlated to the 1996 NRC National Science Education Standards.|
(Biola Youth Academics)
|ANC||Torrey Academy has not made “any adjustments to [its] curriculum choices...in response to CCS.” However, the program does incorporate resources from a number of companies that have chosen to align (i.e., Pearson, Addison-Wesley, EPS, Prentice Hall).|
|Total Language Plus||IND|
|Total Reader||ANC||Total Reader “track[s] students based on Common Core standards” using Lexile measures; Lexile is explicitly aligned with the CCS.|
|Touch Math||EXP||Touch Math advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS)||IND|
Toysmith produces its own toys and also serves as a distributor for others. In regards to its own products, it is wholly independent of the CCS/NGSS/C3. Regarding those for which it distributes, a Toysmith reprepsentative notes that “[we] don’t think any of these companies is manufacturing towards an educational market or creating product for a particular curriculum. If they were, you would have already noticed. No one creates product...specific [to CCS/NGSS/C3] without telling anyone about it.”
ToyVey Toys has stated that it is not interested in sharing its position, either with me or with other individual parents.
|TPS (The Potter's School)||ANC||TPS advertises that it “[doesn't] use Common Core as a metric for textbook selection,” but also points out that it “exceed[s] the Common Core Standards” and that it is willing to use CCS-aligned resources if it feels a book's “contents maximize [the school's] goals and standards of preparing students for success in top colleges.”
Additionally, TPS offers 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 TPS will have to make related changes as well.
|Trachtenberg Speed Math||IND||
Trachtenberg Speed Math may consider making changes to align with the CCS but as of Fall 2017, has not made any decisions to do so.
Jennifer Trafton's “local creative writing classes in Nashville and [her] online writing classes...are independent of Common Core, and [she has] no reason to believe that would ever change.” However, in a curriculum guide she has written to accompany her children's novel, she “added parenthetical notes to indicate where elements [of it] aligned with particular Common Core Standards.”
|Trail Guide to Learning (GeoMatters)||ANC||Materials written by Trail Guide itself are not aligned, and the company has a commitment to remaining independent of the CCS. However, the program does incorporate a few aligned books (i.e., from DK) on its “core resources” list.|
|Trail Life USA||IND|
|Train Up a Child Publishing
|IND||Train Up a Child Publishing suggests in its FAQs a few resources (i.e., Kingfisher, Write Source) that have connections to the CCS. However, any such suggestions are optional, not required for implementation of the company's curricula.|
|Transparent Language||IND||Transparent Language may choose at some point to align with or correlate to the CCS but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Traveling Through History with Dr. Who (Mama's Little Monkeys)||IND|
|Tree Hopper Toys||IND|
|Tree of Life School||OTH||
Tree of Life School opted not to provide information to me. It may or may not be willing to speak with individual parents about its position relative to the CCS/NGSS/C3.
|TREND Enterprises||SUP||TREND Enterprises only sells supplementary “classroom supplies,” not curriculum or other resources that might fall under the auspices of the CCS.|
|Trent Schools, The||IND||The Trent Schools may consider the CCS at some point but has no immediate plans to do so.|
|Trigger Memory System||IND|
|Triumph Learning||EXP||Triumph Learning advertises its alignment with the CCS.|
|Trivedi Chemistry||EXP||Trivedi Chemistry is “the only software [of its kind] that is approved by the College Board.”|
|Troops of Saint George||IND|
|True North Reading||IND|
|True Story Christian Movies||SUP|
|Truth for Kids||IND|
|Truth in Science||IND||The publishers of Truth in Science have indicated they may consider showing correlations to the CCS, but that has not yet been considered.|
|TumbleBookLibrary||COR||Tumble Book Library advertises its correlation to the CCS.|
|Turtle Diary||COR||When originally queried in January 2014, Turtle Diary said it did “not have any plans to alter the already published material” and did not “advertise that [it aligns] with CCS/NexGen.” However, by May 2016, it actually was advertising its correlations to the initiative.|
|Though Tutor.com offers support for homeschoolers using a wide variety of curricular material – whatever a family chooses to use for its children – it also offers tutoring for 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, the program's AP tutoring may have to make related changes as well. And the program's website also notes that its coaches have been “carefully selected for their...awareness of common core standards.”|
|TutorVista (Pearson)||EXP||TutorVista is a Pearson product; Pearson is a proponent of the CCS.|
|Tuttle Twins, The
|Twig (Carolina Science Online)||EXP|
|Twinkl||COR||Twinkl material created for the US market are correlated.|
|Tyndale House Publishers||IND||Tyndale House is giving consideration to showing correlations to the CCS, but has not yet decided what – if anything – it will do in that regard.|
Tynker advertises its correlations to the CCS.
|Type to Learn 4 (Sunburst Digital)||EXP||Type to Learn 4's parent company advertises the product's alignment with the CCS.|
At this time, Typesy is not connected to the CCS. However, the publisher may consider adding CCS content in the future.
“...The Common Core State Standard contains a provision that requires students to demonstrate certain keyboarding skills starting in the 3rd grade and being able to type three pages in a single sitting by the end of the 6th grade. Typing Club is an online tool that educators utilize to teach their students touch typing and achieve this particular objective.”
|COR||Typing Instructor 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.”|
|Typing.com||COR||Typing.com indicates that it correlates with CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.6 and also advertises its correlation on its home page.|
|Typeonline.co.uk||COR||As of December 2014, Typeonline.co.uk was in the process of creating information to show correlations to the CCS.|
Its developers advertise that TypingPal helps children “meet the keyboarding objectives of any standards (CCS/NGSS/C3).”
TypingTutor-Online.com 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.