Speed for a 4th Grader

What is the expected speed for a 4th grader?

A 4th grader should have 90% – 100% accuracy and 20 WPM speed.

Best Regards,
Aidan Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

It is important to note that accuracy is just as important as speed when learning to touch type. A high WPM with low accuracy is not a desirable goal; the amount of time needed to correct typing errors should be taken into account when testing a true WPM. To improve on accuracy, learners should slow their typing to focus more on typing correctly rather than quickly. As the amount of mistakes lowers, only then should a typist be pushing for a higher WPM.

With enough practice and determination, a 4th grader can easily type at the speed they desire.

Typesy Team