Evaluation of the Jump$tart
Financial Foundations for Educators
Professional Development Program
Comprehensive content-based professional development for teachers improves outcomes for their students.
This study – conducted by The Financial Literacy Group and made possible through the generous sponsorship of Fidelity Investments, the National Endowment for Financial Education, and the Wells Fargo Foundation – found that the J$FFE professional development program had a substantial impact on the personal finance knowledge gains of students taught by teachers who had completed the J$FFE program. Specifically, high school students taught by trained teachers achieved personal finance knowledge gains that were three times greater than the knowledge gains of students taught by the same teachers before they completed the J$FFE program. Moreover, students from communities that have been historically financially underserved realized an even greater benefit from the training their teachers received, with a fourfold increase in their financial knowledge gains following their teachers’ participation in the J$FFE program. Download the:
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