Financial Literacy in Middle Grades

Ohio's Learning Standards

During winter and spring 2019, financial literacy educators in the middle grades created standards districts may use as they teach financial literacy. Districts may teach middle grades financial literacy as a standalone course or integrate the content into other courses.

Ohio's Model Curriculum

In addition to the standards that are available now, the work of updating the model curriculum is ongoing and will provide additional resources to help educators learn about, and begin using, the standards. The model curriculum includes the content elaborations and expectations for learning to further guide instruction in the classroom. The model curriculum also will include resources to help support instruction.


State law 3313.6015 requires all public school districts, community schools and chartered nonprofit schools to adopt a formal board resolution and submit it to the Ohio Department of Education outlining how districts will meet the requirements by providing instruction in financial literacy in grade 7 and/or 8.

Each district is required to send evidence of that formal resolution, along with the plan for compliance. Each time a district changes or updates how financial literacy instruction is provided to its students, it must resubmit the resolution.

School board-approved financial literacy resolutions should be submitted to

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