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Examination Procedures

One of the valuable services provided to our faculty is our testing administration service. By offering this service to faculty, we can eliminate the need for extended time and reduced distraction testing to take place with the faculty member. Please know, however, that a student need not test at ODS if it would be easier for the faculty member to administer the exam him/herself—as long as the student receives the approved accommodations determined by ODS. Approved accommodations can be found on the Accommodation Letter delivered to you by the student. Please read the letter carefully as they are not all the same. 

Please observe the following policy as it relates to the handling of tests:

Students registered with our office are to discuss exam administration location with faculty at the time they deliver their accommodation letter. If it is agreed upon that they will test at ODS, they are advised to provide faculty with testing instructions at least 48 hours in advance.

Students are required to schedule the test with our office at least 24 hours in advance.

If a student is taking a night course, they are required to come in to our office to test by 3 p.m. at the latest on the day of the exam.  Our office closes at 5 p.m.

Faculty can choose several options to get the test to ODS:
The test can be hand delivered by faculty
The test can be faxed  (482-1340)
The test can be email attached: ODS@louisiana.edu

The test should never be sent through campus mail.
The test should never be given to the student taking the test to deliver to ODS.

Upon completion of the test, our office will do one of the following as indicated by the faculty on the testing instruction sheet:

  • Deliver to the department (will be left with the departmental secretary.  We require a signature).
  • Will pick up
  • Call for pick up
  • Other

The test contract sent by you to our office also allows you the opportunity to give us (the testing center) special instructions (notes allowed, calculators, etc). We will not allow the student to enter the testing center with materials not authorized by you.

We require the test be signed for by either the faculty member or the departmental secretary. We will not leave a test with another student. 
We will also not allow the student who took the test to deliver it back to their professor or department.

If you have any questions about our policy, please feel free to contact our office. Our goal is to insure test security and provide a smooth test taking process both the student and faculty member.