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    Created on Monday, 02 December 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    We have added some notes on using ICT to support learners with additional support needs in National 3 and 4 assessment of writing. As you probably know, human scribes are not regarded as a reasonable adjustment when assessing writing for National 3 and 4 Literacy qualifications, but l...

    Created on Friday, 22 February 2013. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    New Guidance SQA have published new guidance documents for schools who intend to use the SQA Digital Question Papers and Digital Answer Booklets in this year's exam diet. They have up to date advice on how to set up computers and software, and revised guidance for candidates: ‘Digital ...

    Created on Tuesday, 20 November 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    One very common question we get asked is "what do you recommend for reading out the SQA Digital Question Papers?"    There are several good programs for this such as TextHelp Read and Write Gold, ClaroRead, Co:Writer and Penfriend but if you have no money and you want a nice si...

    Created on Friday, 03 February 2012. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    One of the requests from the staff who attended the Digital Papers Focus Group meeting in October 2011 was for SQA to provide answer booklets in Microsoft Word format. While answer booklets have been provided as PDF documents, some staff felt that the Word format would be more suitable for some ca...

    Created on Wednesday, 30 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Adobe have just released new versions of Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Adobe Reader is the free program that most people use for reading PDF files, such as the Hodder Gibson textbooks that we distribute for pupils who cannot read the paper versions, or the SQA digital exam papers. Acrobat Pr...

    Created on Monday, 28 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    We have added a new section to the CALL Digital Exam Papers web site, with information on how to use the SQA digital exam papers. There's also a new page where you can download user guides and information sheets on using and making interactive resources in PDF....

    Created on Monday, 21 March 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Both Perfect Papers and P&N Publications are now supplying digital prelims with answer boxes - the same format and style that is used for the SQA digital question papers. This should make it much easier for schools who use these commercial prelim papers to provide them for students who need ad...

    Created on Monday, 28 February 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Although Heather is pretty good at pronouncing most words correctly, there will be some terms which are not spoken correctly. You can use the PDFaloud Pronunciation Dictionary to fix this but this involves checking which words are not spoken correctly and adding them to the dictionary one at a ...

    Created on Friday, 07 January 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    A report on the use of digital papers in 2010 is now available for download. The report contains a lot of interesting (well, to me, anyway) statistics and feedback from staff who used the papers last year. In 2010, 101 centres made 2000 requests for digital papers on behalf of 675 candidates...