Economics Challenge (6th-12th Grade)

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Want to win cash, prizes or even a trip to New York?  Register as a teacher after January 1st and we will tell you what to do next. Get your students to start studying economics so they’ll be ready for the 2017 testing open between for two weeks (dates to be announced soon).  Teams can be created closer to the testing window after teams are assigned.

Why Participate for Teachers?  Why Participate for Students?

REGISTER:  http://econchallenge.unl.edu

NATIONAL OVERVIEW VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/6do55Js5YKo

Training options for teachers will be available soon!

Want to participate?

Make sure you are on our mailing list so you can find out the dates for the upcoming year.  Join the teacher webinar trainings listed at the top of this page.  Encourage your students to start learning economic concepts by using our resources tab on this website.

See if your students have what it takes to participate in the Econ Challenge!

Sample Economics Tests

Need more resources? Email KCEE@wichtia.edu.  Find free online resources to help prepare your class for the competition and for life:  www.EconEdLink.org


About the Economics Challenge:

 

A program true to our economics mission, the Kansas National Economics Challenge is comprised of online quizzes and in-person competitions. Beginners to experts in economics, all students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to participate in this FREE program to showcase what they are learning in class.

DIVISIONS:  Middle school students compete in their own Milton Friedman Division.  High school is divided into beginner and advanced divisions.  Beginner division (one semester or less general economics) will compete in the David Ricardo division.  Advanced students will compete in the Adam Smith division. Division rules can be found at the registration page and should be reviewed to ensure your teams are in the correct division.

COMPETITION:  First, students in both the beginning and advanced divisions will compete in an online preliminary test round. Top online teams from both divisions will advance to the State Competition. Adam Smith winners will have an opportunity to participate in a national semi-final round and could have the chance to travel free to National. No previous economics experience is necessary to join the game!

Click the link below to register as a teacher for the

Online Economics Challenge
(Registrations accepted after January 1)

and get started today!

**NO COST TO KANSAS SCHOOLS**

Find out more about the national program online

SCHEDULE:

The Econ Challenge will begin with an online test which must be completed during a two-week testing window.

**Online Testing Window – Middle and High School Divisions**

March 2-15, 2017

Each student on your team individually answers a 30-question test.
All team members must complete the test within 3 hours.

Test results are kept confidential and only given to the teacher.

Top performers from the high school preliminary round will move on to an in-person State Competition.  Middle school winner will be determined from the online competition.

April 5, 2017

In-Person State Competition – High School Divisions Only
Wichita State University
Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom.
Lunch is provided for team members and coaches.

Travel stipends may be requested and will be awarded based on budgetary needs.

State champions from both division will have an opportunity to qualify for nationals by participating in the National Semi-final competition (a proctored exam will be held at their school).

National Semi-finals – High School Divisions Only
(school proctored test)

April 25, 2017

National Finals – High School Divisions Only

May 20-22, 2017
New York City

If the Kansas division winners are in the top 4 teams, they will travel free to Nationals in New York City on May 20-22, 2017.  Find out more online at
http://www.councilforeconed.org/programs-2/national-economics-challenge

 Watch the video to see if your team has what it takes to get to Nationals.

  Find competition rules and details on the Econ Challenge website.

Teacher registration will open January 1st

http://econchallenge.unl.edu

 

 See results from previous years on our facebook page at http://facebook.com/kcee1959.