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Type to Learn: Lesson Settings

Lesson Settings

  • Prevent Going Past Lesson
    • Sets an upper limit past which a student cannot progress. By default, this setting is disabled.
    • Choose to disable or choose the lesson to prevent student from going past.
  • Start at Lesson
    • Sets a student to a specific lesson without completing the previous lessons. By default, this setting is disabled. To enable remove check in Pre-Test box in Assessment Settings.
  • Security Check Options
    • Accuracy requirement for the Security Check (Step 2 of Lesson Instruction). The default setting is 100% accuracy. Options to select are:
      • 100% accuracy required, errors return user to beginning
      • Errors allowed, but can't proceed until type correct key
  • Reference Hand Support
    • Animated hand support during instruction. By default, this setting is ON.
  • Allow student to skip to final Challenge
    • Allows students to attempt the Final Challenge for a lesson without completing the instruction. By default, this setting is OFF.
  • "Younger" Lessons A to B
    • Lessons A & B introduce students to the keyboard, but do not teach touch-typing. By default, Lessons A & B are ON ONLY for students in grades K-2.
  • Skip Lesson 29 and 30 on Numeric Keypad
    • Lessons 29 & 30 focus on the Numeric Keypad and students will not be able to successfully complete lessons without a Numeric Keypad on the computer they are using and therefore the option to skip these lessons is available. By default, these lessons are ON.
  • Goals - Options to select are:
    • Use Assessment Goals
      • Program monitors student progress in assessments and adjusts goals.
    • Use Grade Goals
      • K-2: 6 WPM and 60% Accuracy
      • 3-6: 15 WPM and 85 % Accuracy
      • 7-17: 20 WPM and 85% Accuracy
    • Manually Set Words Per Minute and Accuracy Goals
      • Enter WPM Goal (1-200) Allows teachers to manually set WPM Goals.
        By default, this is set to Use Assessment Goals.
      • Enter Accuracy Goal (1-100%) Allows teachers to manually set Accuracy Goals.
        By default, this is set to Use Assessment Goals.

Goal Minimums:
Students must at least meet their goal minimums in order to pass a lesson, final challenge, or assessment. Goal minimums are automatically set by the program to be minus 10% of WPM or minus 7 WPM below the student’s goals, whichever is lower and 85% accuracy. Therefore if a student’s goals are 20 WPM and 90% accuracy, they can still pass by achieving 13 WPM and 85% accuracy.

The purpose of these goal minimums is to avoid frustration and prevent students from getting stuck on any given lesson or assessment. Below the goal minimums, remediation is automatically provided and the task must be repeated and passed. Think of the actual goal as the A+ students should strive for. Goal minimums are like the B grade that is still a passing grade.

TIP: The Question Mark icon will provide additional information on that specific setting.

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