Continuous program improvement is a core aspect of the finEDge approach. While writing and field-testing the finEDge materials, the finEDge team collected data on student and teacher knowledge and attitudes related to finance. These data were used to improve the materials during the development process. Relevant data are reported below, representing preliminary findings from this research conducted during initial field-testing of the materials.
These data are only a first step in the program improvement process. As the program is being pilot-tested in Winter/Spring 2019, it is undergoing an external evaluation by Logos Consulting Group, which will provide more data on its effectiveness. Once the program has been fully released for a few years, the finEDge team plans to seek out an external evaluation group to conduct a randomized trial of its effectiveness versus other financial education programs. Please check back here for updates.