Typing Tests

Updated 1 day ago by Amy Tranter

Typing Test

At a glance

Type of assessment

Skills

Measures

Typing speed

Typing accuracy

Time

2 minutes (1 minute for instructions and 1 minute typing)

Format

Candidates are presented with a passage and given one minute to type as much of the passage as possible.

Workplace outcomes

Reduced training requirements

Increased productivity

Recommended for

Ideal for a range of roles that require typing skills such as data entry clerks, transcriptionists, receptionists, customer service representatives, administrative assistants, and more.

Description

The Typing Test measures an individual's typing speed and accuracy. The test-taker is presented with a passage and given one minute to type as much of the passage as possible. The test generates three scores: Words per Minute (WPM), Number of Errors, and Adjusted Words per Minute (WPM - Errors).

Additional resources

Sample Typing Test Score Report

View the sample report available for the Typing Test assessment

Example Typing Test Report (spreadsheet)

View the sample spreadsheet report available for the Typing Test assessment

Ten Key Test

At a glance 

Type of assessment

Skills

Measures

Data entry speed and accuracy using a numerical keypad

Time

5 minutes

Format

Candidates are presented with 20 entries

Workplace outcomes

Reduced training requirements

Increased productivity

Recommended for

Ideal for a range of roles that require numerical data entry skills such as accounting clerks, data entry clerks, transcriptionists, receptionists, customer service representatives, administrative assistants, and more.

 Description

The Ten Key Test measures an individual's ability to perform data entry for numerical fields. The test provides both a speed score (keystrokes per hour) and an accuracy score (number of correct fields). The test consists of 20 entries, and typically takes less than 5 minutes to complete, including instructions.

Additional resources 

Sample Ten Key Test Score Report

View the sample report available for the Typing Test assessment.


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