The teacher of a high school financial education elective sensed that his students were enjoying the class and learning a lot. He wanted to offer more financial education electives so more students could benefit. However, he first wanted to confirm whether his suspicions were true—that his students’ financial literacy was improving. At the start of the course, he administered a survey that was part of the course curriculum, which assessed students’ financial knowledge and gathered some demographic information; and then he had students take the same survey at the end of his course. The results showed that his students were improving on all of the covered financial topics. Even more impressive was that students who started with lower levels of financial literacy were able to catch up with the rest of the class. He took that information to his school administrator and was able to get more courses added to the existing offerings.
Source: GFLEC focus groups and in-depth interviews.