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Introduction

On March 8, 2013, I launched an effort to contact every provider of curriculum, resources, and material that homeschoolers use in order to ascertain each one's position relative to the Common Core Standards (CCS) - alternately known in some contexts as the Next Generation (NexGen) Standards.

Thus far, I've contacted or otherwise checked on more than 1,900 entities and have been following up as necessary with additional emails and phone calls. To date, I've heard back from and/or have discovered clear website statements from about 96% of the providers and am continuing my efforts, hoping to gain replies from every entity I'm contacting.


As of March 8, 2014, the lists have been moved to my new website:


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Master List



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, An or Thethe article is excluded for alphabetizing purposes, and names of individual people are listed by Last Name, First Name). 




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Who Is Independent (IND)

These companies - listed in alphabetical order in the first document - have not changed anything in regards to the CCS/NexGen 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/NexGen, but they do not promote any ancillary connections.






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Who Is Correlated (COR)

Each of these companies - listed in alphabetical order - is correlated to - not aligned with - the CCS/NexGen.

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/NexGen. In other words, they "appear to be acknowledging where they [match] the CCS/NexGen, but did not...[actually] change to align."


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Who Is Coincidentally Connected (COIN)


Each of these companies - listed in alphabetical order - has a coincidental connection to the CCS/NexGen.

In most cases, the publishers have indicated a strong preference for maintaining educational independence from the CCS/NexGen initiative. But they offer "package" programs (i.e., instruction in multiple subjects) that incorporate aligned materials from other publishers (in addition to many unaligned resources).


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Who Is Explicitly Aligned (EXP)

These companies - listed in alphabetical order - have indicated that they have chosen to actively align their materials with the CCS/NexGen.

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/NexGen.



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Other Responses (OTH)


I was unable to place these companies – listed in one of four extra categories below – onto any of the main lists. Instead, please note the special descriptors for each extra category here.

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Awaiting a Response


I am still waiting to hear back from these entities.

Of course, I want to point out that companies may have any number of reasons for not replying; the fact that I haven't (yet) heard from a provider doesn't indicate anything at all in regards to the company's policies about the CCS/NexGen. In fact, some companies have only recently been contacted and may need a bit of time to reply.

I have indicated on the list when and how often I've reached out to each company. And I will continue to send reminders every few weeks (and/or make phone calls and ask via Facebook when possible) in hopes that I will eventually have responses from every homeschool-related entity. However, though I welcome any response a company may choose to send at some point in the future, I will place a non-responding company on the Other Responses list after seven attempts and will not send additional queries.


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Standardized Tests

Knowing that some homeschoolers are required by their state laws to administer standardized tests and that other homeschoolers sometimes wish to use such tests for various reasons, I believe it's important to note the positions relative to the CCS/NexGen of the most commonly used tests.




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Suppliers and Distributors

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/NexGen. And to my knowledge, they all sell a wide variety of materials – whether independent, correlated, coincidentally connected, or explicitly aligned – without regard to any resource's CCS/NexGen status.

I provide this list as a helpful resource for those seeking suppliers beyond the publishers themselves and by way of noting why these entities have not been included on any of the main lists. For the few companies that do produce their own materials in addition to serving as distributors, I've also included their product lines on the appropriate CCS/NexGen alignment lists.




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Last Updated: 3.7.14
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Questions and Comments


If you have questions or comments about this database or about the CCS/NexGen itself, please post them here or email the coordinator using the link in the sidebar. She will respond at her earliest convenience.


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