State-by-State Assessment of Personal Finance Education Standards

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Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards


Signed into law by Governor Baker on January 20, 2019, Chapter 438 of the Acts of 2018, An Act Relative to Financial Literacy in Schools, requires the State Department of Education to assist schools in the selection of materials and curriculum on personal financial literacy, and resources for professional development activities. The standards are embedded in courses throughout grades 9-12.

Personal Finance Standards in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Family and Consumer Sciences


Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards


The standards set forth by the state are required to be embedded in the History and Social Science coursework throughout high school. 

Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standards


Personal Finance or Financial Literacy Course Required for Graduation or Required to be Offered


There is not a specific course requirement for personal financial literacy; however, specific standards are required for graduation. 

State Assessment of Personal Finance Required