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Keyboarding - (6th Grade)
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Core Standards of the Course

"It is recommended that in addition to the standards and performance indicators, keyboarding first be taught as a concentrated unit in third grade and reviewed in each succeeding grade to allow students to achieve a high degree of proficiency. Students will be assessed during the spring of their 5th grade year. The assessment will include a keyboarding skill test, a technology literacy self-assessment, and the inclusion of at least two pieces of student work in an electronic portfolio."

Additional Keyboarding Information and Resources from USOE

Standard 1
The student will demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques while increasing speed and maintaining accuracy.

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Objective 1
The student will achieve minimum keyboarding competency on one- or two-minute timed writings.

  1. Key at a minimum speed of 27 words per minute (WPM) on at least 3 one- or two-minute timings.
  2. Key at 2 or fewer errors per minute.
  3. Key without using the backspace/delete key on timings.

Standard 2
The student will use the computer 10-key pad.

Objective 1
On the 10-key pad, the student will demonstrate correct techniques in keying the numbers, decimal, enter, and arithmetic keys.

  1. Demonstrate correct fingering for each number on the key paid.
  2. Demonstrate correct fingering for decimal and enter keys.
  3. Demonstrate correct fingering the the arithmetic keys.

Standard 3
The student will be able to identify and use proofreader's marks.

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Objective 1
The student will be able to identify and use the following common proofreader's marks:

Objective 2
The student will be able to use common proofreader's marks.

  1. Key from copy that has been corrected using common proofreader's marks
  2. Use common proofreader's marks to correct keyed copy

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