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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26 comments:

Tara said...

I would like to mention here a few things. First, thank you for all of the time and effort you invested to do all of this legwork for us. Second, I received a NEW catalog from McRuffy within the past few weeks, and on the very cover, it reads "Common Core Standard aligned" or something to that effect. Just FYI.

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Thanks, Tara. I actually had a phone conversation with the creator of McRuffy this week and he is promising a reply soon. I'm waiting on the official response, but it's good to know what you've seen as an FYI.

Felicita Buono said...

Do you know if Aquinus Academy homeschool (Delaware) is aligned?

Tina Hollenbeck said...

I'd not heard of Aquinas Academy before, but I just sent them a query.

M Scott said...

Thank you so much for all your work. I've referenced your site several times!

M Scott said...

I've read through most of the lists and am wondering about Vigilance, out of Utah?

Tina Hollenbeck said...

M Scott -
Thank you for your kind words. I've been in touch with Vigilance, but I sent them a clarification email after their initial reply, and I am still waiting for a response to that. Right now they remain on our "Awaiting a Response" list with a note that says we're "having an email conversation." :^)

M Scott said...

Thank you! I am also curious about Discovery Science. I didn't know if they fall under Discovery Education. You guys are doing such an important work. I am basing my homeschooling curriculum next year off of your lists. :) I insist that we can find independent curriculums for everything we need! Thank you!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hello.
Yes, it looks like Discovery Science is part of Discovery Education, which is explicitly aligned with the CCS.

KayinCA said...

Thank-you very much for your efforts in compiling this extensive listing for the homeschool community!

It worries me that many homeschool curriculums are succumbing to the dumbing down of our society. I am also encouraged to know that many are standing firm.

With that being said, I'd like to know if Liberty University's Homeschool Advantage is CCS aligned. I haven't seen them on any listings.

Again, thank-you for being the tip of the spear!

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hello, Kay.
If Liberty U's Homeschool Advantage is the same as Liberty University Online Academy, you'll see them on the "awaiting a response" list. I have sent repeated emails and they have responded once. But I needed to ask some clarifying questions and they have yet to respond to those. If I do not hear back from them this week, I will re-contact them next week.

Joyce said...

Do you have a list of which states have adopted the Common Cores and will be asking homeschoolers to show they are teaching to it?

Tina Hollenbeck said...

That's a good question, Joyce. To my knowledge, no state that has adopted the CCS requires homeschoolers to show use of CCS-aligned materials. That may come down the road (sadly), but at this point the most that homeschoolers are affected is in terms of required testing in some states. Most standardized tests are aligned so a homeschooler using them will encounter the CCS via the tests if a non-aligned test cannot be used (i.e., PASS, KidTEST or earlier versions - pre-2009 - of some of the others).

Donny Eisenbach said...

The list of curriculum on this page is not there anymore. It now gives error: "Error 400 Bad Response"

http://www.theeducationalfreedomcoalition.org/2013/06/responses-on-record.html?m=1

I still would like the list of curriculum that shows who has changed to CSCOPE

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Donny -
I've been making some updates today and I might have been editing that post when you checked. Try again in a few minutes and it should be up again.

Take Action! said...

Relevant! Definitely sharing.

NikkiG said...

I did not see "Learning Language Arts Through Literature" I am looking from my phone, so I cpuld have missed it.

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi, NikkiG.
Learning Language Arts through Literature is listed under its publisher, Common Sense Press. It is not aligned and there is a note: http://www.theeducationalfreedomcoalition.org/2013/04/who-is-not-aligned.html.

Tara said...

These are absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for all the work putting this together. As a first time homeschooler (researching now) this is extremely helpful.

I did see under the math curriculum A + Tutorsoft (http://www.aplustutorsoft.com/ProductCatalog.do?nextStep=getProductByType&productType=ONLINE-HOMESCHOOL)

it includes this sentence: It includes comprehensive course contents that meet and exceed common core standards and state standards.

I know its hard to keep up with so many, but does this mean that they are in face aligned?

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Tara. Indeed, though I strive to be entirely accurate here, I am not always immediately aware of when companies change their positions (which has happened a few times over the past few months). I so appreciate that you have brought this to my attention and, as a result, I will move A+ Tutorsoft to the correlated list for now, while also checking to see if they have actually changed content to align.

For the record, when I first listed them as independent, I was told via a phone conversation with the program's creator that "A+ Tutorsoft [was] going to stay totally unaligned - and [had] no intention to even create documents to show where what they do might align." Obviously, by advertising as they do now, they have changed their mind (which is their right as a business even though it's disappointing to those who were using them because they were not connected to the CCS). It still may not have official correlation documents, but advertising that it meets the CCS is an endorsement of the CCS - enough to list them as correlated.

Thanks again for your comment and help.

Kimberly Griffith said...

I just wanted to let you know that Saxon Math for Homeschool is officially aligned with Common Core. I also want to thank you for all you do!!! This has been so beneficial to me picking out my daughters' curriculum!

http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/math/saxon-math-homeschool

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Thank you, Kimberly. The Saxon situation has been very confusing because HMH generally promotes the common core, yet they have assured me multiple times that the homschool math is not aligned. Obviously, though, this link seems to indicate otherwise. I appreciate you bringing it to my attention; I've sent an email to my contact at HMH to get some clarification.

Tina Hollenbeck said...

To clarify on Saxon Homeschool: I spoke on the phone today with the National Sales Manager for the HMH homeschool products, and she assured me - as she has before - that Saxon Homeschool Math is NOT aligned. The page linked on the website is an error - someone in the tech department thought it was not an issue to put the public school information (for their aligned books) on the homeschool page, not aware of product differences or why it would matter - and is being corrected. I was told that they believe the correct information will be up by Nov. 5, so we'll check back again at that time.

Kimberly Griffith said...

Thank you so much!!! :) I know it is a highly recommended math program!! Thanks again!

Nina Kacir said...

This has been a luge saver literally for us rite now!!! We just made the decision to homeschool and will start next school year, so we trying to make sense of who and what is common core and is sooo confusing!!! Thank you so very much!!, I wish more there were more genuinely good, truthful textbooks for our kids out there, it's so sad, makes me want to buy up all the older NON-CC editions now so my kids will have them in the future if and when all go to CCS!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! My new favorite site!!

Unknown said...

Tina, I just discovered your site and I haven't been able to put my phone down! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your tireless work! I'm so going to share all of this with all of my homeschool community!