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Standards of Learning
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There are numerous ways the Stock Market Game program can be used to help teach and reinforce Virginia's Standards of Learning.  SOL correlations to the twelve core lessons on the SMG site are provided below.

Description of SMG Core Curriculum Lessons

The Stock Market Game is also a valuable learning tool for many CTE courses such as Business and Marketing.  Below are the correlations with the core competencies for several CTE courses. 

Independent research has shown the SMG is a:

  Proven tool for improving comrpehension of mathematics concepts.  In a study conducted by Learning Points Associates, students scored significantly higher on NAEP standardized math tests than their peers who did not participate in the SMG.
  Proven tool for improving economic understanding.  In a review of NAEP high school economics test results, students who participated in the SMG out-performed the national average overall and in every category measured.
  Proven tool for increasing teacher and student understanding of investment and
  financial planning concepts.
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Important Dates
Spring SMG Session
Feb 2 - May 15, 2015; competition thru April 17
Year-long Session
Sept 22, 2014 - May 15, 2015; competition thru April 17
SMG Awards Luncheon
May 15, 2015
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