WYSE Academic Challenge
Sponsor: Ms. Michelle Hawkins
The Academic Challenge is a competitive series of test created and administered by Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering and
offered to high school students in Illinois and Missouri. The tests are now offered by more than 50 community colleges and universities
and are designed to present a challenge to the brightest students.
Test material is dawn from senior high school and freshman level college curricula. Written by teams of college and university faculty, subjects include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics, and physics. Each test production team produces three tests of increasing level of difficulty, regional, sectional and state finals. Students compete as individuals and as part of a team (when their school fields a team); they have 40 minutes to complete multiple-choice tests that range in length from 30 questions (computer science) to 100 questions (English).