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Welcome to the Alabama EconChallenge Online Competition

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Every year the State Council's on Economic Education, with support from the the Council on Economic Education, host the Economics Challenge Program.

The EconChallenge Online is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Economic Literacy by competing with other middle and high school students across the state in an online competition.

Teachers and Students throughout the State will be able to participate regardless of travel or budgetary constraints. Teams of up to four students in two high school divisions and one middle school division will complete online exams that cover topics in macro, micro and international economics.


Division Eligibility

All middle and high school students are eligible. No formal courses in economics are required. Any team of students interested in economics is encouraged to compete. Schools may enter multiple teams in their qualifying divisions.


Middle School - One Division

High School - Two Divisions

The "Adam Smith" Division is restricted to students enrolled in courses labeled AP, IB, honors, differentiated, or college level. Any economics course as a two-semester course also falls in this division.

The "David Ricardo" Division is restricted to students enrolled in one-semester or less high school course not labeled as AP, IB, honors, differentiated, or college level.

The decision regarding the best division for a high school team is ultimately the choice of the teacher; however, teams are encouraged to compete in the division that would challenge them the most.


Registration for the Alabama EconChallenge Online Competition begins on January 1. The competion takes place anytime you choose between February 12 and March 14.  Once registered, teachers will be able to create their student teams. To register for the "Alabama EconChallenge ONLINE Competition" select Registration in the menu. Students will be able to demonstrate their economic literacy through an online rapid fire exam.

Online testing window: February 12 - March 14

Announcement of top online teams: March 18

Middle School State Champion is determined by the top online team test score.  Each team member and the teacher sponsor receives a $50 gift card.

High School state championship: April 4, Federal Reserve Bank - Birmingham Branch. Top online high school teams will be invited to the High School State Championship in Adam Smith and David Ricardo divisions  Each team member and the teacher sponsor of state championship teams will receive a $150 gift card. Travel stipends are available. Teacher substitute reimbursement will be provided.

High School State Champion in each division represents Alabama in the online national semi-finals. The teacher sponsor will select a date between April 22-26 for the team to compete in the national semi-finals online test. Top semi-final teams will advance to the national competition In New York, NY, June 1 - 3, 2024. Food and lodging expenses will be provided while in New York.

There is no cost to either teachers or students to participate in the Economics Challenge. For additional information, contact Wanda McAbee, ACEE Executive  Director,