Test of Economic Knowledge: Grades 7-9




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GRADES: 6-8, 9-12


  • General Economics
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What do your junior high and middle school students know about economics?

Use The Test of Economic Knowledge to measure the economic understanding of your 7th, 8th and 9th grade students. Plus, with the insight you gain from testing your students, you’ll be able to easily plan and sequence your course content for optimal learning.

How This Middle School Assessment Works

There are two sets of test booklets, Form A and Form B. Each test booklet contains 40 questions.

The exam questions cover:

  • Fundamental economics concepts
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International economics

There is also an Examiner’s Manual, which contains:

  • instructions on adminstering and scoring the test
  • the answer keys
  • detailed explanations of the questions
  • norming data, and
  • scoring keys

How To Use This Middle School Assessment

As a Pretest…

What did your students learn about economics in elementary school? Once you evaluate what they know, you can create a baseline and optimize your course content.

As a Post Test..

Throughout the semester, you’ve invested a lot of time teaching economics to your students. How did they (and you) do?

Administer the Test of Economic Knowledge as a post test and evaluate what your students learned. Better yet, spend a class period reviewing the exam and discussing the answer with your students.

This technique will also help you evaluate how you did teaching the course.

As a Midterm Test…

Evaluate your instructional strategies — and alter them, if necessary — when you use the Test of Economic Knowledge to measure your students’ progress during your course.

How This Middle School Assessment Will Help You and Your Students

This handy assessment tool makes it easy to plan, deliver and evaluate a middle school economics test. The results of the Test of Economic Knowledge will show you:

  1. what your students know
  2. what your students understand
  3. what your students learned, so they can use and apply economics in their daily lives

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