State-by-State Assessment with Regard to Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Education Actions

State Department of Education Link  
Legislation and Authorization S.B. 779 Passed Senate 5/31/11 This bill authorizes a school district, in providing instruction in economics, to include instruction related to the understanding of personal finances, including, but not limited to, budgeting, savings, credit, and identity theft. The bill requires the state Department of Education to consider a personal finances curriculum in the next cycle in which the history-social science curriculum framework is adopted.
Links to State Bills Financial Literacy Legislation Link
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Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards NO
Personal Finance Standards in Career and Techical Education (CTE), Family and Consumer Sciences YES Some content is included in various areas of Career and Technical Education (CTE)- Business and Finance Pathways Standard.
Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards NO Personal finance content is not included in Grade K-12 Social Studies Standard.
Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standard Minor amount
State Has Adopted Mathematics and English Language Arts Common Core YES
Personal Finance or Financial Literacy Course Required or Offered NO 
Personal Finance Course Required for Graduation   NO
Personal Finance Content required in Economics or Other Course Required for Graduation   NO In California, Economics is required but personal finance content is not included in economics standards.
Prescribed or Recommended Personal Finance Curriculum  Curriculum materials for personal finance listed on CDE website.
State Requires Economic Reasoning /Thinking Skills  YES
State Standard Correlated with Jump$tart Financial Literacy Standard NO
State Assessment of Personal Finance Required  NO
Financial Literacy Bills Currently Being Considered by the State Legislature l.B. 269 in 2011 created the Financial Literacy Fund. The fund shall consist of the renewal fees paid under §45-910. The fund shall be administered by the director and shall be used to provide assistance to nonprofit entities that promote opportunities for financial literacy. S.B. 223 requires the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to consider and vote on whether to include a unit on financial literacy in the proposed changes to the 2014 history-social science curriculum framework as part of its regular process of developing and revising curriculum frameworks as requested by the state board.
Financial Literacy Education Bills Signed by Governor and/or Passed by the House and Senate  NONE
State Appropriations and State Dept Education Funding for K-12 NO 
Established Financial Literacy Month YES - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 Declares the month of April 2005 as Financial Literacy Month, in order to raise public awareness about the need for increased financial literacy.