Targets

Choose the speed and accuracy targets for your entire group based on your training program and your students’ abilities. You can always adjust these during the year to enhance the challenge or adapt the targets to the needs of certain atypical students.

Unit of Measure for Speed

Typing speed can be calculated in Words per minute (wpm) or Characters per minute (cpm) .

Select the unit of measure for speed in the Targets panel of the Group summary.

Tip — The choice of the unit of measure for groups does not affect your display settings. Thus, even if the groups do not all use the same unit of measure, your statistical reports will still be consistent.

Targets

Setting the Right Targets

We suggest three levels of targets, but you can modify them according to the strengths of your students and the requirements of your teaching program.

Beginner (6 to 11 years) Beginner (12 to 16 years) Beginner (17 years and older) Intermediate Expert
15 wpm 30 wpm 45 wpm +10 wpm +20 wpm
75 cpm 150 cpm 225 cpm +50 cpm +100 cpm
80% accuracy 85% accuracy 90% accuracy +5% accuracy +10% accuracy

Note — Speed targets are based on what students should be expected to achieve by the end of their training. Typing Pal will automatically adjust the speed target for each exercise, so that students have a reasonable challenge throughout the course.

Advice — Have your students complete the Initial test to evaluate their level, and then adjust the targets, especially if some students have nearly achieved the desired performance already.

Setting Targets for a Group

Set the speed and accuracy targets for a group in the Targets panel of the Group summary.

To apply these changes to all accounts already in the group, check the box Apply to existing students in the group before saving the changes.

To ensure that these changes are reflected in the appearance of the exercise icons and indicate whether the activity has been successfully completed, check the box Adapt existing scores to current targets before saving the changes.

Tip — If your students have achieved their performance targets and completed all the exercises, offer them a new challenge by substantially increasing the speed and accuracy targets. Don’t forget to check the boxes Apply to existing students in the group and Adapt existing scores to current targets before saving the changes.

Setting Targets for Individual Students

If a student requires personalized performance targets, give him or her a challenge that’s up to their abilities. Set their speed target using the Targets panel in the Student summary of each student’s account.

Allowing Students to Edit their Speed Target

If you think that your students should determine their own speed targets as they progress, check the boxes Can be changed by students in the Targets panel of the Group summary.

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