Our curriculum is backed by solid research.
Teachers should feel free to download and read these research reports. They demonstrate the effectiveness of the Money Savvy Kids Basic Personal Finance Curriculum in multiple settings. These reports can be used to justify funding requests to PTOs, school boards, foundations or other sources of grant moneys.
Each of the pieces of research below were tests of students' attitudes towards saving, spending, donating and investing. A pre-instruction and and post-instruction test was administered to determine if the program positively affected children's attitudes and understanding of personal finance concepts. Each study has a unique aspect to it as described below.
Key to headings: A) Grades, B) Low-To-Moderate Income Neighborhood, C) High Net Worth Neighborhood, D) Longitudinal Study
|Money Savvy Kids Study||A Grades||B Low-To-Moderate Income Neighborhood||C High Net Worth Neighborhood||D Longitudinal Study|
|Journal of Economics Teaching 2019||2, 3||X|
|Journal of Private Enterprise 2016||3||X|
|Journal of Economics and Finance 2012||3||X|
|The Social Studies Journal 2005||2, 3||X|
|Washington State 2005||2, 3||X||X|
|Washington State 2007||2, 3||X||X|
|Washington State 2008||2, 3||X||X|
|Washington State 2009||2, 3||X||X|
|Washington State 2012||2, 3||X||X|
|Washington State 2014||2, 3|
|Cleveland 2004||1, 2, 3, 4||X|
|Cleveland 2005||2, 3, 4, 5||X||X|
|North Dakota 2005||3||X||X|
|Money Savvy U Study||A Grades||B Low-To-Moderate Income Neighborhood||C High Net Worth Neighborhood||D Longitudinal Study|
|Washington State 2007|
|Washington State 2008||6, 7, 8||X||X|
|Washington State 2009||6, 7, 8||X||X|
|Washington State 2012||6, 7, 8||X||X|
|Washington State 2014||6, 7, 8||X||X|