Score and Star Calculation

Our scoring system is optimized to value accuracy over speed. Below, you can find a breakdown of the results page.

Results Page

  • Stars
    • Stars are awarded based on a student's performance in each lesson. They are used to control whether the student can move on to the next lesson, or must retry for a better score.
  • Score
    • When a student finishes a lesson, their accuracy and WPM are sent to our calculation engine which produces an overall score.
  • Your Score
    • Accuracy: Your corrected accuracy taking into account errors and corrections
    • Real Accuracy: Your uncorrected, raw accuracy
    • Speed: Measurement of your typing speed
    • Duration: Total time you spent typing the lesson
  • Requirements
    • Accuracy: Minimum accuracy to pass the lesson
    • Speed: Minimum WPM required to pass the lesson
    • Speed Goal: The ideal speed at which you should type the lesson


How can students improve their score?

  • Focus on accuracy before attempting speed. There is a double-penalty in the score's accounting for every error.
  • Although you may be able to use backspace to correct your mistakes, there is a small penalty applied to your score if the error is made in the first place.
  • Once you have a handle on the accuracy, the only way to increase your score is to work on your speed.

How can students earn the Perfect Score?

  • The Perfect Score can be achieved by typing at approximately 2.5 times the lesson’s WPM Goal and near perfect accuracy.

How can I modify lesson requirements to change the number of stars my students are earning?

  • Each lesson has a defined minimum WPM and accuracy required to pass. Instructors can modify that requirement to customize the difficulty of each lesson.

Related Topics

Adjust Lesson Difficulty per Student

Use this option to customize lessons to different skill levels within a class.

Adjust the Difficulty of a Lesson Plan

Adjust the WPM goal of a lesson plan for an entire class.