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Keyboarding Proficiency Test » Overview


Gorzycki Middle School administers the proficiency test once a year in January.  Here is the 2018 testing schedule:

Part 1 - Typing Test (1 day)

6th grade: Tuesday, January 16th 

7th grade: Wednesday, January 17th

Make-up day (students absent Tuesday and Wednesday): Thursday, January 18th


Part 2 - MS Office, Internet Search (2 days)

Monday, January 22nd and Tuesday, January 23rd

Overflow testing days (more students testing than computers available): Wednesday, January 24th and Thursday, January 25th

Make-up days (students absent the prior week): Monday, January 29th and Tuesday, January 30th


The test is offered during the 6th period Excel class. 


To register for the test, click here:  Spring 2018 Keyboarding Proficiency Test Registration  


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 three options are available to middle school students: 

  1. Passing a keyboarding class or another substitute class during middle school.  At GMS the substitute classes offered are:
    • Business Careers
    • Digital Art & Animation
    • Intro to Journalism
    • Media Production
    • Video Game Design
  2. OR Passing keyboarding during summer school before 9th grade, 
  3. OR Demonstrating proficiency on a district-developed keyboarding equivalency assessment.

Gorzycki Middle School offers students who are not already 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 Keyboarding class, or a substitute class, or passed the keyboarding test before the end of their 7th grade year MUST take Keyboarding in their 8th grade year.


~NOTE: Please do not assume that just because you have signed up for a substitute class, 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.

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 with 80% accuracy is needed to pass) at http://www.speedtypingonline.com. Use "Random Facts" text and type for 5 minutes.


If your questions have not been answered here, you may email Ms. Finkler at carolyn.finkler@austinisd.org.