Friday, August 19, 2005

Test Day!

Today you will begin using the online typing test to test your typing speed. You will take a typing test every Friday until the end of the school year.

Your speed is measured in "Words Per Minute" (WPM). You may only have one error per minute for your test to count. If you make a mistake during a test, you have two options:
  • Restart the test
  • Correct the mistake while typing

To make a correction during a test, you will use your right pinky finger to strike the delete key. Do not lift your hands off of the keyboard to reach the delete key.

Remember proper hand and body position:
  • Keyboard at the edge of the table
  • Push your chair back
  • Sit up straight
  • Feet flat on the floor
  • Sit one hand-span away from the keyboard
  • Relax your arms
  • Keep yours wrists level
  • Hands on the Home Keys

You may take as many tests as you wish until you are happy with your score. When you are done, you may have free time.

Free Time Activities:
  • Chess Game
  • Visit web sites under the "Web Site Links" on the right
  • Use the "World Book Encylopedia" in your Applications folder
  • Play the typing games in Mavis 16

How to use
  • Go to
  • Click "Begin Typing Test"
  • Click "Restart Typing Test"
  • Leave Test Duration at 1 min.
  • Under "Test Text," drop down to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
  • Leave Speed Unit at WPM
  • Click "Begin"
  • When you start typing, the timer will start.
  • Do not stop typing until all of the time runs out.
  • Correct your mistakes as you type.
  • When the test is finished, your speed will display on the right
  • If you are happy with your score, show it to Ms. Kline
  • Write down your score on your "Grade Sheet"
  • Have your parents sign your "Grade Sheet" each week



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