Score and Star Calculation
Our scoring system is optimized to value accuracy over speed. Below, you can find a breakdown of the results page.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Adjust the required accuracy or WPM of a lesson plan for an entire class.
Use this option to customize lessons to different skill levels within a class.