Dear High School Personal Financial Literacy Teachers (Economics, Career, Math and Others):
The Council for Economic Education (CEE), in conjunction with the Texas Council on Economic Education and the Global Center for Financial Literacy (GCFL), is undertaking a research study exploring the effectiveness of a financial literacy resource, Financial Fitness for Life (FFFL). We seek your support in carrying out this study. The study will require a pool of high school economics and career teachers who have never used Financial Fitness for Life in their classrooms nor received training in how to teach the lessons.
Briefly, the primary objective of this research proposal is to test whether students in classes led by teachers who are well trained in using Financial Fitness for Life® demonstrate a level of knowledge and performance greater than that of students whose teachers did not receive training or use FFFL. The study will determine whether training in and use of FFFL changes:
- Students’ knowledge in fundamental financial and economics concepts;
- Teachers’ knowledge in fundamental financial and economics concepts;
- Teachers’ instructional practices.
The study will provide a rigorous evaluation of the effectiveness of the Financial Fitness for Life high school-level curriculum, following best practice assessment standards in education project evaluation. Specifically, analysis will compare outcomes for high school students and teachers in two treatment groups—those exposed to training using the Financial Fitness for Life curriculum and those who receive the materials but do not receive training—with their counterparts in a control group after coursework has been completed.
Please read the full details about the 2013-2014 study here