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A scribe writes what the student says, word for word, on a test or exam. Responsibilities are as follows:


  • Provide a scribe at the department or schedule testing through the DSO.
  • For the student to use a scribe at the DSO, it may be necessary for the instructor to be flexible about when the student takes the test for various reasons DSO space or scribe availability.


  • Meet with the instructor to determine whether the test will be at the department or at the DSO.
  • Any test scheduling conflicts should be addressed with the instructor and resolved well in advance of the test.


  • Hire and pay a scribe when given at least one week advanced notice and space is available.