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Scribing -- an Accomodation for Children with Writing Problems



Scribing is an accommodation for children who have difficulty with writing. When scribing is designated in the student's Specially Designed Instruction (SDI's) the teacher or a teacher's aide will write a student's responses to a test or other evaluation as the student dictates.

Scribing may be especially important when it comes to doing your state's high stakes annual evaluation. If a child is required to write an explanation of the process for solving a math problem, or the answer to a social studies or science question, scribing is permitted, since you are not measuring a child's ability to write but a child's understanding of the underlying content or process.

Also Known As: Student Dictation
When Angela took the State Educational Assessment, Ms. Anderson, the teacher's aide, scribed her responses to the written Math section.
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