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 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.

Age range Beginner Intermediate Expert
6 to 11 years old 15 wpm
(75 cpm)
80% accuracy
25 wpm
(125 cpm)
85% accuracy
35 wpm
(175 cpm)
90% accuracy
12 to 16 years old 30 wpm
(150 cpm)
85% accuracy
40 wpm
(200 cpm)
90% accuracy
50 wpm
(250 cpm)
95% accuracy
17 years old and over 45 wpm
(225 cpm)
90% accuracy
55 wpm
(275 cpm)
95% accuracy
65 wpm
(325 cpm)
100% 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 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.