There are several different reports that students can access inside the program to see how they are doing. This section will cover all the reports, show examples, and explain what information can be gathered from each screen
Progress reports are reports that will show you all the work you have completed inside the program. The program will automatically save the top 3 scores (or 5 in Ten Key Mastery) for each timing. You can go at any time and view those scores and see what has been completed and how well you are progressing in the course.
Accessing the Report
To access your progress report- select Reports on the top of the browser after you have logged into your account, and select Progress Report.
Progress Report Screen
This chart is a little intimidating at first, especially if you haven’t used the program much. The report show a record of all your scores since you began the program, as well as information about how much work you have done, and your overall average. See the chart and legend below.
Black Section – This allows you to filter scores to a specific date range. You can see what you did today, last week, or all past scores.
Green Print Button – This allows you to print your report. Your browser should allow you to even “print” to a PDF if you want to save a record of your scores.
Red Area – The text here indicates some things you can do with this report. If you click on any score, a pop-up box appears with detailed information about your scores. If you want to retake a specific score, right-click that score and you will be able to revisit that timing and try for a higher score.
Orange Area – This area shows Effort, Average, and Today’s Date. Effort is the amount of time you spend typing in the program. If you take a 15 second timing, you get 15 seconds worth of effort. If you take a 1 minute timing and quit after 10 seconds, you get 10 seconds worth of effort. For more on Effort, look at the section on Effort Reports below. The average is the average of all lesson averages, just look at it to get an idea of what your final grade might be.
Yellow Area – This area shows the lesson numbers. Lessons start at 1 and go up from there to the right.
Green Area – This area shows the average for the lesson number indicated above. If it is showing 0, it means it isn’t completed, or perhaps there is a weighting issue that your instructor may need to fix. If you are curious about the 0, click on it and it will tell you why it is 0.
Blue Area – This area shows the line numbers. Each lesson is composed of several lines. This dates back to when students would type lines out of a textbook. The naming convention has stuck with the program, but essentially, each “line” is a timing or drill that students need to complete for that lesson.
Purple Area – This area is where a score will be. The purple area in the image above shows a “/” for Lesson 1 Line 1. A slash means there is no score yet. If you have a score, it will appear something like 15/0, indicating 15 WPM with 0 Errors.
As stated in the section above, you can click any score to get more information on that particular score. Below is a screen shot of that pop-up.
This particular score shows that the student scored 52 WPM on January 16th, and even gives the time that the score was recorded.
Like the About Score pop-up, there is also a pop-up for the lesson average that will provide information about the lesson overall. If a lesson is complete, the “About Lesson” pop-up will indicate that the lesson is complete and tell you what the average is. If the lesson is not complete, the pop-up will tell you what you need to do to complete the lesson. See the image below for an example.
What is Effort
Effort is the amount of time spent typing in the program, so literally the amount of effort you are putting into the course. For example, if you complete a 15 second timing, you will get 15 seconds worth of effort no matter what. If you start a 1 minute timing and quit or reset the timing after 10 seconds, you will get 10 seconds worth of effort.
There are of course rules to recording effort:
- You must type for longer than 5 seconds. This means you can’t just hit the reset button a few hundred times and increase your effort.
- You must be typing with less than 10 errors. This means you can’t just hold down a key or press random keys and expect to get effort.
- You must type faster than 5 WPM. This means you can’t just type one or two characters and get effort.
We track effort because it is a good indicator of how you are trying in the program. If you are struggling to get through the lessons, you instructor can look at your effort and provide some guidance for you. If you are putting in a lot of effort, then maybe the grading standards are too hard and may possibly be adjusted.
Accessing Effort Reports
Like the Progress Reports, the Effort Report can be accessed from the top toolbar.We have a Daily Effort Report that you can view. It provides you with a glimpse at your effort over a specific time span.
Daily Effort Report
The Daily Effort report is a calendar that shows total effort (in minutes) accumulated by day. Below is a sample Daily Effort Report. Each dot represents a day that has effort recorded on it.
By default, the report will start from the first of the month, and show you how much work has been done in that time frame. The time frame is 100% adjustable, so you can zoom out and see all the work you have done all year, or zoom in to just this week.
There are only two points on the graph above. One on 3/27 with 1 minute of work, and the other point on 4/3 with 2 minutes worth of work. The rest of the days have 0 minutes of effort, meaning no work was done.
These data points on the calendar are clickable. When clicked, you will be able to see more information about the work that was done on that specific day. In the example below, the data point for 4/3 was clicked. The box next to the graph appears and indicates which lesson was worked on, and at what time the work started. Lesson 1 timing 2 is currently selected. It is showing 3 attempts were made.
Final Grade Report
The Grade Report has a lot of information for you on one screen. It has your personal information, your grading profile, entry and exit scores, and most importantly, your final grade.
Starting from the top and working our way through the report, there are several highlighted areas. You can refer to the information below to see what those areas mean and how the report works.
- Blue Area – Personal Information, today’s date, and your effort for the course.
- Red Area – Current Standing- It will display the number of lessons completed, lesson average, time spent typing, and your current grade. Lessons completed and lesson average will only have data once a lesson has been completed.
- Green Area – Final Grade Report will show the sections that you are required to complete. This section shows how the scores are totaled to reach the final grade. Based off this specific report, the Create Lesson “Final_1” was worth 70% of the grade, so it contributed the most to the overall final grade.
- Yellow Area – The Final Grade will only be filled in once all required sections have scores saved.
- Purple Area – This section shows the grading scale for your course. This will vary depending on how your instructor chooses to grade you.
The Final Grade Report will be different program to program in the sections and information that is shown. The above report is for Keyboarding for Kids, and most students should expect to see something similar.