These instructions are for general exam readers and scribes. Departmental exam instructions are different. Follow the specific set of instructions from each teacher including the proctor information. Each student will need a different level of adaptation and support. Please contact the course instructor with any questions.


ReadersĀ read questions to the student. Here are some guidelines:

Can Do
Avoid
  • Read the questions to the student
  • Repeat the question as many times as they need, or repeat parts of the question
  • rephrase the questions in different words
  • Writing answers
  • Give definitions for words



ScribesĀ write down a student's spoken response to a question. Here are some guidelines:

Can Do
Avoid
  • Write down each response verbatim
  • Ask the student to clarify, expand, or give more details


Example Exam Question:

How did Cinderella arrange to go to the prince's ball? And how did she get there?


Examples of Prompts:

  • What did she do first?
  • How did that happen?
  • What happened next?
  • What happened to the shoe (IF the student mentioned the shoe)?
  • Adding additional words
  • Paraphrasing
  • Lead the student to answers


Example Exam Question:

How did Cinderella arrange to go to the prince's ball? And how did she get there?


Examples of Prompts to Avoid:

  • Did Cinderella beg to go to the ball?
  • How did the pumpkin turn into a coach
  • What did the mice turn into?