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Spring 2016 Keyboarding Proficiency Test Registration   REGISTRATION CLOSED 2/2/2016

Our only test this year is scheduled for Weds Jan 27th (Part 1 - Typing) and Thurs Jan 28th (Part 2 - MS Office) with make up days scheduled Weds Feb 3rd (Part 1 - Typing) and Thursday Feb 4th (Part 2 - MS Office). The test is offered during our 6th period Excel class. 


Keyboarding Proficiency Test Study Guide


AISD expects that all students will be proficient in keyboarding as well as certain technology concepts and skills before entering 9th grade. To assist students in meeting this expectation, the following opportunities are available to middle school students: 

  • Passing a keyboarding class or another substitute class (at GMS these include Video Game Design, Info Tech, or Digital Art and Animation) during middle school, OR
  • Passing keyboarding during summer school before grade 9, OR 
  • Demonstrating proficiency on a district-developed keyboarding equivalency assessment.


Gorzycki Middle School will offer students who are not enrolled in Keyboarding class an opportunity to take the Keyboarding Proficiency Test this semester to meet the keyboarding requirement. Any student who has not taken the class, a substitute class, or passed the keyboarding test before the end of their 7th grade year MUST take the keyboarding class their 8th grade year.


~NOTE: Please do not assume just because you have signed up for a substitute class that you do not need to take the proficiency test. If you do not end up being placed in a substitute class before your 8th grade year, you will be placed in a keyboarding class.

For more information, click the links to the right of this page.

Information about the test content and performance standards can be found in the Keyboarding Proficiency Study Guide above.


You can test your typing speed (25 wpm is needed to pass) at http://www.speedtypingonline.com.


If your questions have not been answered here, you may email Ms. Finkler at carolyn.finkler@austinisd.org or call at (512) 841-8650.