Grading Policies

and Standards of Progress

Grading Standards

  • Students take machine speed tests from 75 words per minute up to the graduation level of 225 words per minute.
  • The passing grade for speed tests is a minimum accuracy of 95%.
  • The minimum keyboarding standard is 40 adjusted words per minute.
  • The minimum passing grade for written tests of theory, English, and legal and medical terminology is 70%.
  • If progress is unsatisfactory as determined by the director, the student will be given a probationary period of two months in which to improve.
  • If a student should fail to improve during the probationary period, the student will be dismissed.

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Stenographic Institute of Western New York

School of Court Reporting

4525 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14226

Mon: 6pm - 9pm
Tues:  6pm - 9pm
Wed: 9am-9pm
Thurs: 6pm - 9pm