How are stars and score calculated?

Our scoring system is optimized to value accuracy over speed. Below, you can find a breakdown of the results page.

Results Page

  • Stars
    • Stars are awarded based on a student's performance in each lesson. They are used to control whether the student can move on to the next lesson, or must retry for a better score.
  • Score
    • When a student finishes a lesson, their accuracy and WPM are sent to our calculation engine which produces an overall score.
  • Your Score
    • Accuracy: Your corrected accuracy taking into account errors and corrections
    • Real Accuracy: Your uncorrected, raw accuracy
    • Speed: Measurement of your typing speed
    • Duration: Total time you spent typing the lesson
  • Requirements
    • Accuracy: Minimum accuracy to pass the lesson
    • Speed: Minimum WPM required to pass the lesson
    • Speed Goal: The ideal speed at which you should type the lesson


How can students improve their score?

  • Focus on accuracy before attempting speed. There is a double-penalty in the score's accounting for every error.
  • Although you may be able to use backspace to correct your mistakes, there is a small penalty applied to your score if the error is made in the first place.
  • Once you have a handle on the accuracy, the only way to increase your score is to work on your speed.

How can students earn the Perfect Score?

  • The Perfect Score can be achieved by typing at approximately 2.5 times the lesson’s WPM Goal and near perfect accuracy.

How can I modify lesson requirements to change the number of stars my students are earning?

  • Each lesson has a defined minimum WPM and accuracy required to pass. Instructors can modify that requirement to customize the difficulty of each lesson.

Related Topics

How can I adjust lesson difficulty per student?

Use this option to customize lessons to different skill levels within a class.

How do I adjust the lesson plan difficulty?

Adjust the required accuracy or WPM of a lesson plan for an entire class.