Because Typing Agent is a program tailored to each students’ individual needs, you may find it helpful to edit a student’s (or group of students’) Target Settings.
What are Target Settings?
Target settings are Accuracy and Words Per Minute (WPM) requirements each student must meet to pass a lesson. Typing Agent has applied appropriate grade-level default target settings for each grade level but you may change them to match anything that your district deems appropriate for your students.
What are the programs default settings?
Typing Agent's requires that students must earn at least two (2) stars to advance to the next lesson (Standard Proficiency) and there are No Max Retries per lesson. We present two characters at a time for them to learn so we want students to meet grade level expectations before they can move on and in so doing, we are building a strong foundation on which students will begin to learn new keystrokes. This means that they won't have to be preoccupied with finding the old keys when they're learning new ones.
Each grade level has its own 1-star (below), 2-star (meets), and 3-star (exceeds) settings. The last exercise in the keyboarding curriculum is the Final Evaluation. When students get to that Final Evaluation, the program's algorithm uses 2-star target setting to determine whether they pass or fail. With that knowledge, should you change anything, make sure that your 2-star settings are the WPM and accuracy targets you want your students to achieve when typing.
How do I adjust these target settings for my class or for an individual student?
To adjust by Classroom:
From your dashboard, select a class from the left hand menu.
Once you’ve selected your class, navigate to the “Settings” tab.
Then, under “Settings”, navigate to “Target Settings”.
Now, you have the option to set which WPM/accuracy combinations denote 3 stars achieved, 2 stars achieved, and 1 star achieved. Please not that you must specifically click on the number above the ___ to adjust those numbers to whatever WPM and accuracy you'd like. Scrolling down, you can also adjust the proficiency requirements, meaning that you can adjust how many times a student can attempt a lesson before being allowed to move on without passing. You also have the option to reset settings to default, which means that they will be set to the defaults determined by your master account holder.
How do I adjust Target Settings for individual student or students:
From the left menu of your dashboard, select the classroom that the student or students are in:
In the center of your screen, using the check marks, select the student or students you wish to adjust the Target Settings for:
The fly out menu will appear on the right side, select >> Accommodations
Once you have selected Accommodations a screen displaying the various Accommodation settings will appear displaying the student or students you have chosen at the top. (If you wish to delete a student from this action, you can click the "x" next to their name in the upper section)
From here you can adjust the student or students Target and Proficiency Requirements as you see fit. Please not that you must specifically click on the number above the ___ to adjust those numbers to whatever WPM and accuracy you'd like. You also have the option to reset settings to default, which means that they will be set to the defaults determined by the program or your master account holder.
Please note: When looking at Classroom Target settings, if individual student(s) Target Settings have been customized, settings will be grayed out, indicating a customization exists. To view those particular customized settings, go to the individual student Target Settings view.