National Financial Capability ChallengeSponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education, the National Financial Capability Challenge runs from March 12 through April 13, 2012. The Challenge is essentially an online test for high school students to check their knowledge of earning, spending, saving, borrowing, risk protection, and more.

All high school educators are encouraged to sign up for free to administer the Challenge to their students, and to help spread the word to other high school educators across the nation.

  • It’s quick. It takes only about 30 minutes to administer the Challenge online, but the lessons your students will learn in preparing will last a lifetime.
  • It’s easy. Comprehensive lesson plans and sample questions are available in the online Educator Toolkit to help you prepare your students for the Challenge.
  • It’s rewarding. Educators and top-scoring students in each school will earn personalized award certificates and states with the highest participation will also be recognized.
  • Any high school educator can do it. All high school educators, not just math and personal finance educators, from all types of school systems – public, private, parochial, and home schooling – are encouraged to register their students to participate. Youth group leaders who have a role in educating high school students are also welcome to participate.

Want more information? Check out the website and feel free to spread this flier around to any other teachers who might be interested. Information in this post was taken from Spread the Word section of the website.

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