Keyboarding Benchmarks

First Quarter

1.12.1 Analyze a variety of problem-solving approaches which can be used and combined in seeking solutions

1.12.2 Develop and implement a problem-solving method based on a need or want

2.12.1.a.i Practice correct keyboarding techniques

2.12.1.a.ii Feet on the floor, sit straight, curve fingers, eyes on copy, key by touch

2.12.1.b.i Improve speed 4 to 8 words on a two-minute timed writing by the end of the quarte

2.12.1.b.ii Key with no more than two errors on a two-minute timed writing

2.12.2.a.i Demonstrating basic word processing formatting skills

2.12.2.a.ii Formatting functions: margins, fonts, line spacing, bullet and numbering, alignment, spell check, thesaurus, indents, tabs

2.12.2.b.i Demonstrate good editing skills

2.12.2.b.ii Read copy for content and meaning

2.12.2.c Demonstrates a proficient knowledge of computer concepts

2.12.6 File functions: open, close, save, page setup, and print

Second Quarter

2.12.1.a.i Practice correct keyboarding techniques

2.12.1.b.i Improve speed 4 to 8 words on a three-minute timed writing by the end of the quarter

2.12.1.b.ii Key with no more than three errors on a three-minute timed writing

2.12.2.a Demonstrate formatting skills for memos, letters, envelopes, tables, labels, and reports.

2.12.2.b Demonstrate good editing skills using proofreading marks.

2.12.2.c Recognize the parts of a business letter

2.12.2.d Recognize e-mail features

Third Quarter

2.12.1.a.i Practice correct keyboarding techniques

2.12.1.b.i Improve speed 4 to 8 words on a five-minute timed writing by the end of the quarter

2.12.1.b.ii Key with no more than five errors on a five-minute timed writing

2.12.2.a Create and format an outline, agenda, minutes, itinarary, purchase order, invoice, table of contents, and a fax sheet

2.12.2.c Create, format, and edit a resume, letter of application; complete an application form

Fourth Quarter

1.12.1 Simulation practice using background knowledge for on-th-job problem solving

2.12.1a Practice correct keyboarding techniques

2.12.1.b.i Improve speed 4 to 8 words on a five-minute timed writing by the end of the quarter

2.12.1.b.ii Key with no more than five errors on a five-minute timed writing

2.12.2.a Create a form letter and a mailing list and practice mail merge

2.12.2.b Create a macro

2.12.2.c Use a calendar template

2.12.2.d Create a two-page business letter using a second page header.

3.12.2 Generate a list of keywords for a research topic or problem and conduct an electronic search

3.12.3 Select and evaluate information from a variety of sources using hyperlinks

3.12.4 Use an organizational format to arrange information

3.12.5 Check information sources for reliability, authenticity, and timeliness to create a report

3.12.6 Generate a bibliography