QS-Certification for WordQ+SpeakQ V4 (PC/Mac)
Section 1: On-line Written Component

Introductory Section for Word Q

Click on the links below to read the articles to answer the questions that follow.
All in the Q (Full Article) http://www.goqsoftware.com/pdf/AllintheQFullArticle.pdf
Infographic All in the Q http://www.goqsoftware.com/pdf/InfographicAll-in-the-Q.pdf

Article: All in the Q

Respond to the following comments from the article using the scale below.

1. "I believe that it is only writing under an individual’s control (not controlled by technology) that leads to the achievement of written content, that truly reflects a student's own thoughts and what they know."
1: Strongly Disagree
5: Strongly Agree
2. "WordQ software is beneficial for all writers and not just in the world of AT (Assistive Technology)."
1: Strongly Disagree
5: Strongly Agree
3. "Evidence has shown that almost all writers struggle with writing, composing, editing or both."
1: Strongly Disagree
5: Strongly Agree
4. "Proofreading is an onerous task, even for experienced writers. Many don’t proofread at all or do a haphazard job at it."
1: Strongly Disagree
5: Strongly Agree
Infographic: All in the Q

Respond to the following comments from the graphic using the scale below.

1. Based on 3 separate studies over the last 5 years, what is the percentage of students who write at a basic level and below in grades 8 and 12?
2. Dr. Laine, in his article "The Importance of Word Prediction and Speech Feedback", stated that there were two key tools that provide immediate cueing critical for effective written expression. What were they?
3. "The two tools, Speech Synthesis and Word Prediction, working in tandem as they do in WordQ, can provide powerful assistance to any writer: struggling or not!"
1: Strongly Disagree
5: Strongly Agree
Important Q'ips

ESTEEM. ACCEPTANCE. CONFIDENCE. ACHIEVEMENT. BELONGING. WORTHINESS. HAPPINESS. SUCCESS. "These are not words that students often associate with writing. They are intangible, not something to be touched, tasted or marked, like spelling and grammar. However, they are some of the true benefits and rewards for being able to communicate effectively through writing." In North America, 72% of students in grade 8 and 12 write at a basic level or below.