Touch Typing - Timed Tests

Once students know the whole keyboard, they are ready to do their first timed test. These should be done regularly to consistently measure progress in both speed and accuracy.

Timed tests are hard for new typists as they include capital letters and punctuation. As a result words per minute and accuracy scores tend to be much lower than when doing lessons or playing games.

However they provide the most important score as it is the only way we can be consistent measuring progress.

Below explains how to take a timed test on

Typing.com option

It is possble to take the test without being signed in. Then the results are not stored

Ensure students are signed in,
when logged in user id is at the top right hand side of the screen.

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Nessy Fingers option

More fun for younger typist but it has been unreliable in the past.

Select the middle island, two times.  The info you want to type.  Then press  PLAY

Select the middle island, two times.
The info you want to type.
Then press PLAY


If you find timed test too difficult to begin with try

Ten Fast Fingers

Easier timed test  Without capital letters or other punctuation.n.