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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2017
The "Test of Financial Literacy" (TFL) was created to measure the financial knowledge of high school students. Its content is based on the standards and benchmarks stated in the "National Standards for Financial Literacy" (Council for Economic Education 2013). The test development process involved extensive item writing and…
Descriptors: Tests, Money Management, Literacy, High School Students
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Rebeck, Ken; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2015
The authors use U.S. public and private high school transcripts to analyze grade distribution patterns in economics courses across student and school characteristics, and compare these grades to those earned in other selected high school courses. Results are reported for the 53 percent of 2009 high school graduates who took a basic economics…
Descriptors: High School Students, Economics Education, Student Characteristics, Grades (Scholastic)
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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2012
High school transcript data were used in this study to estimate the percentage of high school graduates who complete an economics course, and to examine course-taking trends in economics from 1982 to 2009. In 2009, 58 percent of high school graduates took an economics course, up from about 45 percent from 1990 to 2005. The increases in economics…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Graduates, Economics, Economics Education
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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2001
Investigates whether International Economic Exchange Program (IEEP) seminars for teachers had a beneficial effect on the economic understanding of their students. Shows a larger increase in the economic understanding of students of teachers who participated in the IEEP seminars compared with students of teachers who did not. (RLH)
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Educational Benefits, Inservice Teacher Education
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Walstad, William B.; Rebeck, Ken – Journal of Economic Education, 2000
Investigates trends in the percentage of high school graduates taking economics using data from the "1994 High School Transcript Study" (HSTS) that analyzes the transcripts of approximately 25,000 students who graduated in 1994. Indicates that about 44 percent of high school graduates took a course in economics in 1994. (CMK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Economics, Economics Education, Educational Research