MoneyU is Aligned With Standards
MoneyU has been reviewed against the best and most comprehensive standards of States’ personal finance curricula. Registered users can review the standards for any of these states: “Texas”, “Florida”, “Illinois”, “New York”, “Wisconsin”, “Georgia”, “New Jersey”, “Pennsylvania”, “Indiana”, “North Carolina”, and “McREL” (a consortium including Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota).
MoneyU also meets the four areas of financial literacy standards developed by Jump$tart—income; money management; spending and credit; and saving and investing.
National Financial Literacy Standards
There are NO national curriculum standards in Personal Finance yet, even though the Financial Literacy & Education Commission, and the National Association of State Boards of Education have recommended that States cooperate to create some.
Many States have no curriculum standards in Personal Finance at all, unfortunately. The National Council on Economic Education monitors the current status of financial and economic education in the States, in the NCEE Survey of the States 2009 (latest available).
Until that happens, we will continue to review and meet new curriculum standards for personal finance, as more States develop them.
MoneyU’s lessons are objective in content and tone, and offer a context-driven Help Reference with term definitions, explanations, and detailed statistics from a variety of credentialed sources. There is no hidden or institutional agenda, and no promotion of any financial services organizations.
Accurate and Up-to-Date
Since MoneyU is online, you can always be assured you have the latest information; there will never be new books to buy or worries about whether the materials are current.
Available and Accessible
The web-based course means access is as close and constant as the internet.
Before taking the course, MoneyU learners take a pre-Test to assess their current knowledge. After the course, a posttest provides an objective measure of what they learned.
MoneyU helps students’ gauge their own understanding of the subject matter and their ability to apply it, through quizzes and question-based learning. None of the self-assessment activities are scored and learner performance is not recorded, so students can work at their own pace pressure-free.
MoneyU is mapped to Financial Literacy Standards
Below is a list of the state standards to which the content of MoneyU has been mapped. Each of the state standards can be downloaded as a pdf file.