WASHINGTON - As part of an ongoing effort to mark national Financial Literacy Month, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of the Treasury April 22 recognized 145 Vermont students and seven Vermont educators who participated in the National Financial Capability Challenge for the 2010-11 school year.
The Challenge, which included a voluntary online exam for high school students, helps teach young Americans about saving, budgeting, investing, and other important skills critical to building a secure financial future.
The average score for Vermont students on the exam was 80 percent compared to 69 percent nationally.
A total of 80 Vermont students scored in the top 20 percent nationally and five Vermont students received perfect scores.
State-by-state results and sample questions from the exam may be viewed online at the following web site: www.challenge.treas.gov.