Keyboarding - (6th Grade)
In Grade 5, students will have the opportunity to take a one-minute pretest and posttest to show keyboarding competency. Students should be graded on technique mastery:
Mastery (M): The student knows the keys and keys correctly by touch.
Partial Mastery (P): The student looks at the keys some of the time.
Minimal Mastery (L): The student depends on looking at the key all the time.
Students will type from a document that is age appropriate, at the studentís reading level (Lexile score), and typing with 85%, 90%, or 95% high-frequency words (HFW). A student with a high Lexile score (higher than grade level) should use a time writing with 85% HFW. A student at grade level Lexile score should use a timed writing with 90% HFW. A student with a low Lexile score (below grade level) should use a timed writing with 95% HFW. You may use any of the timed writing assessments found below or you may use a timed writing of your choice if it meets the requirements mentioned above. The timed writings should only be used for the pretest and posttest. The timed writing should not be a document a student uses throughout the school year to learn keyboarding.
Students may use a typing program (i.e. MicroType, MicroPace Pro, Keyboarding Online, EduTyping, UltraKey6, etc.) or you can manually figure scores for each timed writing with the ones provided.
Calculate Net Words Per Minute with Errors Manually
Count all typed entries and divide by five to get the Gross Words Per Minute (WPM).
Example: If you typed 200 words in 1 minute, your gross wpm typing speed would be 40 GWPM.
Gross WPM = (All Words Typed/5)/(Time (min))
40 Gross WPM = (200/5)/1
Once you find Gross WPM (GWPM) you can find Net WPM (NWPM).
Example: If the students typed 40 GWPM and had 3 errors, the students final score would be 37 NWPM.
Net WPM = Gross WPM - (# of Errors)/(Time (min))
37 Net WPM = 40 GWPM - 3/1
Core Standards of the Course
http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Ashley Higgs and see the CTE/Keyboarding website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA LONGHURST .