There is a broad array of curricula and materials available to support K–12 financial education. To help educators think about which curriculum to use, and to better understand the strengths and gaps in the curriculum currently being used, the RAND Corporation developed this tool for reviewing financial education curricula. This guide is designed for teachers and others who might need a straightforward tool that can be used without substantial training and time. It is based on a much more detailed review rubric in a companion report, the Development of a K–12 Financial Education Curriculum Assessment Rubric, which can be used when time and resources permit a full and complete review.

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