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The Wisconsin Financial Literacy Report

In January, 2011, the Wisconsin Financial Literacy Report was released by the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy with an interim view of Wisconsin's financial literacy legacy and its future.  The report offers a summary of Wisconsin's many achievements with recommendations from Council members who issue a bold call for new actions to build upon these success.  It offers a vision for the future and specifies critical areas where financial literacy leaders must continue to take new actions. 

Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy

in 2006, Wisconsin became the first state to create model academic standards for financial literacy.  The knowledge and skills set forth in the personal financial literacy standards cross all grade levels and disciplines.  A comprehensive, developmentally appropriate pre-kindergarten through grade 12 program can promote personal financial literacy throughout numerous curricular areas.  Educators from all grade levels can use the finanancial literacy standards to align instruction and create curriculum and activities designed to instill within students a desire to be financial literate.  The standards are intended to help schools develop programs that provide the knowledge and skills to establish sound financial habits.

Planning Curriculum in Personal Financial Literacy

Developed to be used with the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy, the Planning Curriculum in Personal Financial Literacy was released in 2009.  It can help guide districts and educators in the planning of a program and lessons to promote financial literacy PK-12.

The Wisconsin Model 

This is the final report of a Governor's Task Force on Financial Education 2002. It offers a vision and blueprint for financial education in Wisconsin and includes nine recommendations.