Set reasonable speed and accuracy targets for your baseline skill level. You can always adjust them along the way to increase the challenge or adapt to your own learning curve.

Speed measurement unit

Typing speed can be calculated in Words per minute or in Characters per minute.

To set the measurement unit, click or tap on your username and then on My Settings. Then select your preferred unit in the Targets section.


Set the right target

We suggest three target levels, but you can change these based on your strengths and performance targets.

Beginner (6 to 11 years) Beginner (12 to 16 years) Beginner (17 years and up) Intermediate Expert
15 words/min 30 words/min 45 words/min +10 words/min +20 words/min
75 char./min 150 char./min 225 char./min +50 char./min +100 char./min
80 % accuracy 85 % accuracy 90 % accuracy +5 % accuracy +10 % accuracy

Note — The speed objective is the typing speed you want to achieve at the end of your training. Typing Pal will automatically adjust the target for each exercise to give you reasonable challenges as you learn.

Suggestion — We recommend that you take the Initial test to determine your starting level and adjust your targets, especially if you have already nearly reached your performance target.

Set your targets

Set a target that matches your skill level. To set your targets, click or tap on your username and then on My Settings. Then select your targets in the Targets section.

Tip — If you have reached your performance targets and completed all the exercises, take on a new challenge by substantially raising your speed and accuracy targets. You will notice that the activity icons dynamically adapt to show you which activities you need to do again.