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 and we will communicate details and reminder on what to do next. Get your students to start studying economics so they’ll be ready for the preliminary online testing window in late February/March.  Teams can be created closer to the testing window after teams are assigned.

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For Students:

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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  Find free online resources to help prepare your class for the competition and for life:

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:  The preliminary level of competition begins with an online preliminary test round. Top online teams from both high school divisions will advance to the Kansas in-person championship.   The champions from both divisions will have an opportunity to participate in a national semi-final round (school proctored test) and could have the chance to advance.  The top eight states in each division will win an all expense paid trip to New York City.

No economic course is necessary to join the game!

Click the link below to register as a teacher:

Online Kansas Economics Challenge
(Teacher register anytime)

and get started today!


Find out more about the national program online


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**

February 27 – March 20, 2019

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 and student.

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

April 8, 2019

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 17, 2019

National Finals – High School Divisions Only

May 18-20, 2019
New York City

If the Kansas division winners are in the top 8 teams, they will travel free to Nationals in New York City in late May.  Find out more online at

 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 open anytime


 See results from previous years on our facebook page at