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Personal Finance

  • As part of their curriculum, students in Missouri must earn a 1/2 credit in the area of Personal Finance.
  • Students who are receiving personal finance credit from embedded coursework: The online assessment is REQUIRED. The pass rate is the district’s decision.
  • Students attempting to “test out” and receive personal finance credit toward graduation: The online assessment is REQUIRED. Students must attain a score of 90% or higher to receive personal finance credit.
  • Students who are enrolled in a stand-alone personal finance course: The online assessment is OPTIONAL. Participation, however, permits the district to evaluate student achievement with an assessment fully aligned to state standards.
  • A student may take the Personal Finance Assessment ONE time per testing window.
  • What is the cost of the test?
TOTAL District Enrollment TOTAL District Cost
1-100 $50
101-250 $100
251-500 $150
501-1000 $200
1001-4000 $300
4001-8000 $400
8001+ $500

Important Dates

Dates Event
June 9, 2014 to August 29, 2014 Summer 2014 Window
October 6, 2014 to January 23, 2015 Fall 2014 Window
February 23, 2015 to May 22, 2015 Spring 2015 Window