Scribes are used most often with students with a temporary disability or for a student who is unable to use a keyboard or a voice recognition system. When working with a scribe, the student is responsible for punctuation marks, indicating sentences and paragraphs, and spelling in the case of a foreign language exam or an exam where knowledge of spelling is critical. The student is responsible for proofreading what the scribe has written for accuracy. A scribe must record exactly what the student says and may not edit or alter student work in any way. Use of a scribe requires testing in a private testing environment.
Related Functional Characteristics
Motor Skill (Fine) : Students who lack the fine motor skills to write may need a scribe to record their exam answers.
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