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Thanks for the great ideas! I like the way you emphasize where accuracy and speed fall on the list of things that students should focus on! :-)
The test itself is a Dolch word story I found and slightly revised (to remove quotation marks and such. I save those for Middle School). There's nothing outstanding about it, but I've uploaded it. I should mention a few other items. I give students 1 minute at the end to correct grammar and spelling. This helps them learn that Word skill. I only deduct if they didn't correct all of them, but most do. I also give a free dress pass (we have uniforms at my school) for those who meet the year's speed goal. I've found that to get speed, students must have the accuracy, whereas the reverse isn't always true. The top class per grade level gets a pass that gives them one of several prizes (things like game play during keyboarding, 5 extra credit points, sit where they want to during class--items specific to my student group's interests).
Sorry I went on so long. Hope this helps.