Georgia

State-by-State Assessment with Regard to Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Education Actions

State Department of Education Link http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/   
Legislation and Authorization In 2004 Georgia's State Board of Education approved the new Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) Social Studies Curriculum which strengthens economics content across K-8 grades and explicitly includes Personal Finance in all grades, including high school beginning Fall 2006.
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Stand-Alone Personal Finance Standards NO
Personal Finance Standards in Career and Techical Education (CTE), Family and Consumer Sciences NO
Personal Finance Embedded in Social Studies or Economics Standards YES Personal Finance Economics Standard (5th concept), includes personal spending and saving choices, banking, costs and benefits of using credit, risk-management and insurance, earnings income.
Personal Finance Embedded in Mathematics Common Core Standard Minor amount
State Has Adopted Mathematics and English Language Arts Common Core YES
Personal Finance or Financial Literacy Course Required or Offered NO 
Personal Finance Course Required for Graduation  NO
Personal Finance Content required in Economics or Other Course Required for Graduation   YES Georgia requires 1/2 credit economics. Personal finance content is part of the Economics Standard.
Prescribed or Recommended Personal Finance Curriculum  YES Georgia has a very comprehensive personal finance curriculum.
State Requires Economic Reasoning /Thinking Skills  YES
State Standard Correlated with Jump$tart Financial Literacy Standard NO
State Assessment of Personal Finance Required  YES The Georgia End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) program is currently comprised of assessments in the content areas of English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Personal Finance Economics Standard content is tested as part of the EOCT required economics course. Each EOCT is aligned with the state-mandated content standards.
Financial Literacy Bills Currently Being Considered by the State Legislature NONE
Financial Literacy Education Bills Signed by Governor and/or Passed by the House and Senate  NONE
State Appropriations and State Dept Education Funding for K-12 NO 
Established Financial Literacy Month Adopted April 2007, 2008 Urges state and national officials to support the goals and ideals of "Financial Literacy Month."