EconChallenge

Welcome

To the Kansas EconChallenge ONLINE!

The 2019-20 Challenge is about to begin.

NOW - Teachers register as a coach as soon as possible so we can communicate details & resources with you.  Student Permission forms are NOT needed for online participation.  Study as much as possible until the online preliminary testing window opens.  Fall classes will have top students continue to study until the preliminary testing which consists of 30 questions taken in no more than 35 minute time frame.  Students complete the preliminary tests as an individual.  

ONLINE PRELIMINARY TESTING WINDOW:  

**March 2nd through March 15th, 2020**

Online Competition Tests Available - Team members login and face the Challenge!

NEWER UPDATES:   

  • There is no longer a three-hour time limit for all members of a team to test.  Team members no longer have to test at the same time.
  • Twice as many teams will move on to the National EconomicsChallenge Finals in New York City!
  • Students see their scores immediately after completing the quiz.  Teacher can log in and view scores as soon as students have completed quiz.  

 

TEACHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:

Below are a couple recently recorded trainings for teachers:  

  1. Navigating the National Economics Challenge
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    Join us to learn the ins and outs of participating in the online portion of the economics challenge.   Topics:  how to register, how to create your student teams, and how to obtain your individual and team scores, how to move on to the national semi-finals and national finals. Presented by Jennifer Davidson, President, Nebraska Council of Economic Education.
  2. Preparing Your Students for the National Economics Challenge
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    How to Successfully Compete in the Economics Challenge. A Coach of five National Economics Challenge Championship Teams, Dick Rankin, will deliver his tips on how to prepare for the Economics Challenge Competition and how teachers' economic courses are enhanced by participation in the Economics Challenge. Presented by Dick Rankin, Iolani School

 

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION:

  • State High School Finals, Wednesday - April 8, 2020 at Wichita State University Marcus Welcome Center - Top 8-10 high school teams from Beginner and Advanced Divisions come together where & when we find the Best of the Best and the top team members in each division walk away with $100/each.  Runners up earn $50/each.  T-shirts for all and random prize drawings.
  • National Semi-Finals, April 15, 2020- High School Adam Smith & David Ricardo Division winners from each state will participate in the National Semi-final exam administered at the state champion's school. CEE will develop, distribute & score the test. Top eight teams in each division advance to National Finals in New York later in spring. Travel and prizes are provided for the winning team.
  • National Finals, May 16-18, 2020 - Top four teams in each division from the National Semi-finals will receive a trip to participate in the National Finals in New York, NY.  Airfare, hotel & most meals provided for 4 team members and coach only.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION:

  • The top team from the online competition will be the middle school champions. The first place team will receive gift cards, t-shirts and an invitation to one of the KCEE Awards Dinners held in early May.   

Join hundreds of students across the state in this great academic contest.

  • Teachers- Register today so we can communicate with you.  Students teams can be created closer to the testing window.  Visit our website for resources.
  • Students - Study hard, the EconChallenge ONLINE will test your knowledge of Economics.

Every middle and high school student and teacher in Kansas is invited to compete in the online EconChallenge. Teachers can create as many student teams as they'd like, and the Kansas Council for Economic Education will pay all registration and participation fees.

High school students compete in two divisions - David Ricardo for students new to Econ and Adam Smith for the veterans. The top teams in each division will be invited to participate in the state finals in April in Kansas 

Middle school has one division and state winners are determined from online competition this year.

Prizes

$50 gift card drawing for all teachers with at least one team completing testing.

$100 - 1st place in each high school division
$50 - Runners up in each high school division
High school state in-person competition will have random prize drawings and t-shirts for all state final competitors & teachers. 

Middle School 1st Place team members will receive t-shirts and $25 gift cards for each player.

Good luck to all of our student competitors. The EconChallenge ONLINE is a great way to flex you intellectual muscle and participate with students from across Kansas in an exciting and fun competition.

Contact Angela at KCEE@wichita.edu if you need information or assistance.