The National Financial Capability Challenge is an awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United States so they can take control over their financial futures. It challenges high school teachers and other educators to teach the basics of personal finance to their students, and rewards students, educators, schools, and states for their participation and their success.
Students take an online exam to assess their learning. It took the average student less than 30 minutes to complete.
- State average score: 71.43% (69% nationally)
- Number of participating students in the state: 1,830 (84,372 nationally)
- Number of perfect scores: 16 (563 nationally)
- Number of students who scored in the top 20%: 449 (18,192 nationally)
- Number of participating public (NCES) schools in the state: 36 (1,691 nationally)
- Number of other organizations participating (home schools, after-school programs, youth groups, etc.): 12 (472 nationally)
- Number of participating educators in the state: 53 (2,517 nationally)
For more information on the program, visit http://www.challenge.treas.gov/.