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Keyboarding Standards & Objectives

A 12-year-old girl from Nebo School District was featured in the news for her unbelievable speed and accuracy in keyboarding. With practice and perseverance she averages between 90 and 100 words per minute.
-Deseret Morning News, February 2006

General InformationBusiness Education
It is recommended that in addition to the standards and performance indicators, keyboarding first be taught as a concentrated unit in third grade and reviewed in each succeeding grade to allow students to achieve a high degree of proficiency. Students will be assessed during the spring of their 5th grade year. The assessment will be a timed typing test of high frequency words and results will be submitted to the state Keyboarding specialist.

Standards & Objectives
KEYBOARDING (3RD GRADE)
Standards and Objectives
The student will demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques, use correct fingering while keying the introduced keys, key accurately from dictation and printed copy, and demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques with minimum speed and accuracy on 30-second timed writings.

KEYBOARDING (4TH GRADE)
Standards and Objectives
The student will demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques while increasing speed and maintaining accuracy. The student will achieve minimum keyboarding competency on 30-second timed-writings: key at a minimum speed of 20 words per minute (WPM) on at least three 30-second timings, key at 3 or fewer errors on 30-second timings, and key without using the backspace/delete key on timings.

KEYBOARDING (5TH GRADE)
Standards and Objectives
The student will demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques while increasing speed and maintaining accuracy. The student will achieve minimum keyboarding competency on one-minute timed-writings: key at a minimum speed of 25 words per minute (WPM) on at least three one-minute timings, key at 2 or fewer errors on one-minute timings, and key without using the backspace/delete key on timings.

Keyboarding Assessment - PDF

KEYBOARDING (6TH GRADE)
Standards and Objectives
The student will demonstrate correct keyboarding techniques while increasing speed and maintaining accuracy, use the computer 10-key pad, and be able to identify and use proofreader's marks.

KEYBOARDING I (7-9) - 52.0428
Standards and Objectives - PDF
In the beginning semester keyboarding course, the student will master touch operation on a computer keyboard. Correct fingering by touch and good techniques will receive primary emphasis; speed and accuracy will be given secondary emphasis. The fourth row numbers and symbols and 10-key pad will also be taught. The student will use basic word processing functions on a variety of document types.

KEYBOARDING APPLICATIONS (7-12) - 52.0438
Standards and Objectives - PDF
This 7-12 grade course is designed to increase student keyboarding skill through drill practice and reinforcement of correct techniques. Students will use word processing software to create, format, and edit personal and business documents.

 


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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
laura [dot] deshazo [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Laura deShazo), Specialist
Business Education
Phone: 801>538-7572
Fax: 801>538-7868

andrea [dot] curtin [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Andrea M. Curtin) , Support Staff
Business Education
801>538-7976




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