Ohio requires high schools to provide instruction in economics and financial literacy in a stand-alone course or within another course such as social studies or mathematics. In 2012, the State Board of Education approved Ohio’s Learning Standards in financial literacy to assist Ohio districts in fulfilling this requirement. These standards include 27 content statements that define essential knowledge and skills.
Since the adoption of these standards, Ohio educators worked with the Department to develop model curriculum to assist schools in including financial literacy in high school, as well as earlier grades. How and when districts integrate instruction based on the standards remains a local decision. For more details on legal requirements, see the language from state law here.
Ohio's Learning Standards in Financial Literacy and Model Curriculum
Financial Literacy FAQ
Common questions about financial literacy are answered in the Financial Literacy FAQ.
Middle Grades (7-8) Financial Literacy Requirements
State law 3313.6015 requires all public school districts, community schools and chartered nonprofit schools to adopt a formal Board Resolution, more information here.
Financial Literacy Resources
Last Modified: 10/18/2017 3:10:55 PM
Pursuant to ORC 3301.079 (B) (3) and 3313.60, it is the responsibility of Ohio's local boards of education to vet and approve curriculum and educational materials for use in the public schools within their district. The use of any materials posted or linked to on the Ohio Department of Education website, including materials within Ohio’s Learning Standards or Appendices or any state model curricula or other educational resource material, is entirely up to the discretion of each local board of education.