SAM uses the following formulas to calculate student information:
- Graded Words a Minute (GWAM) is GWAM = (characters keyed ÷ 5) ÷ minutes.
- Counted Words a Minute (CWAM) is CWAM = [(characters keyed ÷ five ) – (errors times two)] ÷ minutes.
- Goal CWAM = CWAM + 2
- Goal GWAM = GWAM + 2
- Accuracy Percentage = correct characters divided by total characters keyed.
Typing Error Legend
The following table lists and describes the various typing errors users may come across using Keyboarding in SAM.
|Missed word||The missed word is highlighted in blue in the sentence.|
|Missed tab||The missed tab is indicated by a blue arrow ()|
|Missed return||The missed return is indicated by a blue return arrow ()at the end of the sentence.|
|Missed space||The missed space is highlighted in blue.|
|The missed character is highlighted in blue.|
The missed punctuation is highlighted in blue.
The extra word is highlighted in red.
|Extra return||The extra return is indicated by a red return arrow ().|
The extra space is highlighted in red.
|The extra character is highlighted in red.|
|Capitalization||Incorrect capitalization is marked through by a red slash (/).|
|Wrong punctuation is highlighted in red.|
|Transposed word||Transposed words have a red tilde (~) between them.|
|Transposed characters have a red tilde (~) between them.|