Teachers looking for new resources to support personal finance instruction in their schools can take advantage of W!SE Financial Literacy Certification Program.
Offered in 30 states, this program provides instructional resources and the opportunity for high school students to become certified financially literate. Participating schools receive:
- teacher’s guide – a detailed curriculum outline, mapped to state and national standards
- directory of resources – links to hundreds of lesson plans, classroom activities, games and other tools to supplement personal finance instruction
- professional development – educators are invited to a national MoneyPOWER Conference and a new series of webinars for financial literacy
- practice quizzes -a large database of practice questions that can be used to develop interim assessments
- standardized certification pre-test – (optional) to benchmark students’ growth in knowledge of personal finance
- financial literacy certification test – (required) the program culminates in teachers administering a national, standardized test. Students who pass become Certified Financially Literate.
- reporting and analysis – scores are reported to schools with an analysis of performance outcomes
- recognition – schools, teachers, and students with outstanding performance receive special recognition