West Virginia

State-by-State Assessment of Personal Finance Education Standards

State Department of Education Link

https://wvde.us/ 

Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards

Yes

West Virginia has standards that are stand-alone but are embedded within their civics curriculum on the high school level. All students are required to complete the civics course prior to graduation. There is a stand-alone financial literacy course, which can be taken as a social studies elective. 

https://wvde.us/tree/middlesecondary-learning/social-studies/civics/ 

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

No

While Family and Consumer Sciences does not have a stand-alone course, Business Management and Administration has a course with some embedded standards. The course is titled “Finance”. 

https://wvde.us/tree/middlesecondary-learning/social-studies/civics/ 

Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards 

Yes

The personal finance standards are embedded within the social studies curriculum. 

https://wvde.us/tree/middlesecondary-learning/social-studies/civics/ 

Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standards

No

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

Yes

The civics course, which has the financial literacy standards embedded within the curriculum, is required for graduation. 

State Assessment of Personal Finance Required 

No