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State Requirements - Colorado

2008 HOUSE BILL 08-1168 

Authorization:
House Bill 08-1168. Concerning financial literacy in kindergarten-through-twelfth-grade education. The board shall adopt standards for financial literacy that address, at a minimum, the financial literacy topics specified in section 22-2-127 (1). The board shall revise the statewide mathematics assessment to ensure that the identified financial literacy standards are assessed within the mathematics assessments administered pursuant to the Colorado student assessment program implemented pursuant to section 22-7-409. Each district shall also revise its curricula to ensure that the curricula include financial literacy in the district's programs of study, and each district shall adopt assessments that are aligned with the financial literacy standards. A district may include assessment of financial literacy standards within assessments that address standards in other subject areas. The board shall identify the financial literacy standards that are appropriately assessed within a mathematics assessment and shall ensure that the identified standards are assessed within the mathematics assessments administered as part of the system of assessments adopted pursuant to section 22-7-1006. 22-7-1005. Preschool through elementary and secondary education - aligned standards - adoption - revisions. (2) (a) the state board shall ensure that the preschool through elementary and secondary education standards, at a minimum, include standards in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, geography, visual and performing arts, physical education, world languages, economics, civics, financial literacy, and any other instructional areas for which the state board had adopted standards as of January 1, 2008.

Curriculum:
Each district shall also revise its curricula to ensure that the curricula include financial literacy in the district's programs of study, and each district shall adopt assessments that are aligned with the financial literacy standards.

Status Description:
Requires financial literacy to be included in the model content standards for mathematics and the mathematics state assessments.

Resources:
  HB08-1168
  HB08-1168 Fiscal Impact