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Quick Facts
As of October 2016
  • 1,923 teachers trained
  • 34,079 participating students
  • 139 FREE teacher training events

  • What is STARS?

    Invest Ed® STARS (Students Tracking and Researching the Stock Market) is a program of the Oklahoma Securities Commission that began in 2005 and has reached over 30,000 students. The STARS project is designed to enhance existing curriculum and promote the financial education of Oklahoma students.

    The STARS project has been developed as a financial planning and fraud awareness education program for students in grades 9-12. The STARS project teaches students to research investments, assess risk, set investment goals, and create and track stock portfolios online.

    What is required to teach the STARS program?

    To teach the STARS program Oklahoma teachers are required to attend one of the free STARS teacher training workshops. We offer One-Day Workshops during the school year and Teacher Institutes during the summer. After receiving training, teachers may then implement the program for students in grades 9-12.

    STARS Awards

    All STARS students are required to write a report at the end of the project. STARS trained teachers submit up to two reports each semester to be considered for an award. The STARS project provides a monetary award to 6 regional winners and 1 state winner each semester.

    SPRING 2017 Cache High School junior and SW region report winner Hannah Gladwell with yearbook teacher Kimberly Hewett
    " The Invest Ed Teacher Institute is a spectacular approach to Continuing Education development of teachers! If we applied this model to the other subject areas in secondary education, we'd completely disarm the "teacher effectiveness" argument."

    Edward W. Laverdure, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
    Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
    Altus High School
      JoAnn Dysart, Invest Ed® STARS
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      Oklahoma Department of Securities
    204 N. Robinson Avenue, Suite 400
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
    Fax: (405) 280-7742 Attn: STARS
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