Is it possible to view my students’ typing errors?
Yes, there is a feature in a new column called “Error Count.” It gives you the option to view the number of mistakes committed by a student on a test.
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Absolutely! Keyboarding ability is measured in both speed and accuracy, the percentage of words typed correctly or incorrectly. Typesy measures this closely along with speed and touch typing knowledge.
There are many ways of illustrating the importance of accuracy for your students who may be focused on being the fastest typist in class. Consider imparting rules for calculating typing proficiency. In times past, when typewriter typists were tested on their ability, their WPM score was reduced by 10 for every mistake made within a minute long test. So a speedy typist may clock in at 50 WPM but make 3 mistakes, dragging their overall score down to 20 WPM. Establishing rules such as these in class will entice your more ambitious students to take their time, thus ensuring good typing practice habits. You can also dictate what students should be typing rather than have them type out words on the screen. This will force students to stay at the speed you’re speaking, allowing them to focus solely on accuracy.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)