EconChallenge

How It Works

  1. Click the Teacher Registration button. Teachers complete online registration. You will receive email notification as soon as your account is available, most likely within 2 hours.
  2. Click the Teacher Login button. Enter your email and password used during registration. Determine if your students will compete in the David Ricardo (general economics students) or Adam Smith (AP, IB, or have competed previously) division. Click Create New Team. Type in a team name and each team members first and last name. Who you place on a team together will not matter so feel free to just complete this process alphabetically or any way that works best for you. Repeat process for all teams. Student access codes are generated immediately. A maximum of 4 and minimum of 1 student can be placed on a team.
  3. Prepare your students for the EconChallenge Online Qualifier. Check out the Teacher Resource Guide that includes released questions from previous year's state finals competition. Have them take the practice test available online. Practice tests you can print are available from the Center for Economic Education.
  4. Distribute student access codes on the day you would like to have students participate in the online qualifying round between January 2-March 8 at 6pm. Students will login by clicking on Student Access and entering their access code. Students have 35 minutes to complete a 30 question test. Scoring on tests are as follows:+10 points for each correct answer. There are no longer negative points for incorrect answers.
  5. Teachers of teams qualifying for the State Finals will be notified during the evening on March 5th. A school will only be allowed to have a maximum of 2 teams qualify for the state finals in each division.
    • To determine the schools that will receive a bid to the state finals, MCEE will average scores of the top 4 finishers and their next 4 finishers from each school. Those scores will represent the school scores and determine which schools receive the invitation to the state finals. Qualification bids for the state finals will be awarded to schools, not specific teams. Teachers will receive their student scores and can determine which students they would like to represent them at the state finals.
  6. The face to face State Finals will take place Monday, March 25, 2019 at Walsh College in Novi. The State Finals will consist of 3 rounds followed by a quiz bowl style finals between the top 2 scoring teams in rounds I-III.

    Round I: Microeconomics (15 questions, taken as individuals, top 3 scores count)
    Round II: Macroeconomics (15 questions, taken as individuals, top 3 scores count)
    Round III: International Economics and Current Events (15 questions, taken as a team, score multiplied by 3)

  7. The top two teams in each division will compete in a fast-paced quiz bowl competition to name a State Champion for each division.
  8. The state champions will compete in the regional championship April ??, 2019 for a chance to travel to New York City for the National Championship May 18-20, 2019. The state champions will also be invited to the Michigan Council on Economic Education Champions Dinner in May 2019 at The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch.

Get the 2019 National EconChallenge Teacher and Coach Toolkit