Middle and high School teachers from public, charter, private, and home schools across South Carolina are invited to register student teams of 3-5 members to compete in the Personal Finance Challenge. The Personal Finance Challenge enables students demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance literacy in an online competition with other middle and high school students from across the state of South Carolina. The following topics are tested: Earning Income, Protecting and Insuring, Using Credit, Buying Goods and Services, and Saving and Financial Investing.
March 1 - April 12, 2019
Once you have registered as a teacher, you can begin to create student teams of 3-4 students. After creating your teams, you can download unique access codes for each student. This will serve as the student’s log-in for the competition. Distribute these access codes to your students when they are ready to take the Challenge.
Once the competition begins, students can enter the Finance Challenge ONLINE and complete a 30-question exam consisting of categories of Income and Money Management, Spending and Credit, and Saving and Investing. Each student will be given 35 minutes to take the exam but all team members must complete the exam within 3 hours. Only the top 3 scores will be calculated for the team score. Therefore, a team of 4 students will have the lowest score dropped.
-Each student is to complete the challenge as an individual and may not work in groups.
-Students may not utilize any outside materials or testing aids during their challenge session.
-The advisor is not to help the students by guiding them or re-phrasing a question.
Team score is determined by the sum of highest 3 scores of each team. Individual scoring is based on the following:
South Carolina offers a fall and spring competition for the Personal Finance Challenge. The top three teams in both the middle and high school divisions will earn the following prizes:
$50 check to each team member and one coach
$35 check to each team member and one coach
$25 check to each team member and one coach