A Guide for Using ODS Testing Services

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A Guide for Using the
Office of Disability
Testing Services
Presented By JoAnn Rhoades, Kala Rounds, and Danielle Smith
Meet the staff
Kala
Rounds, Coordinator of Testing
Services
Danielle Smith, Assistant Coordinator
JoAnn Rhoades, Administrative Assistant
ODS Testing Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM-7 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
 Note:
Exams cannot start before 8:30 AM and must
be completed before closing.
 *Hours
are shortened during summer
There are
no evening testing hours*
ODS Summer Testing Hours
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Note: Exams cannot start before 8:30
AM and must be completed by closing.
 Monday-Friday:
The Process You Should Do Prior to
Submitting an Electronic Sign Up Sheet

Meet with your counselor and obtain an accommodation letter.

Make an appointment to meet with your Professor to review your
accommodation letter and testing accommodations.
 At
this meeting, you should suggest times that work for your
schedule/extended time needs and that are within the ODS office hours to
take your exam.

Fill out Single Test Sign-up form as necessary per exam per class on-line at least
3 business days in advance or we cannot guarantee that we will be able to
accommodate your request.
Tips for Discussing Exam Conflicts with
Your Instructors

Schedule a meeting with your instructor

Prepare for this meeting by having a list of dates and times that will work for
your schedule
 Make
sure that these proposed dates and times are not unreasonable and that
you can justify why the time or date is an option
 Remember:
 Professors
generally do not mind if students start their exams earlier than
the class if the times overlap; however, each professor is different
 If
you have back-to-back classes, the general rule is to schedule your first
exam 1 hour earlier
Important Notes about Exam
Rescheduling
 We
will ask you to contact ODS Testing at 315-443-3606 with changes.
 We
will update it in the system and you will receive an email with the changes to
the form.
 Discuss
and communicate any changes with your instructor and the ODS
testing staff.
 This is important if you are planning to take the exam at ODS but at a
different time or date to ensure we have enough space to accommodate
you and to eliminate wait time.
 Conversely, if you are not taking your exam at ODS as originally
scheduled, it is important to inform the testing staff so we do not save you
a seat that another student could use.
Accessing the Online Form for
Regular Semester Exams
DOES NOT INCLUDE BLOCK FINAL EXAMS
1.) Go to http://disabilityservices.syr.edu/
2.) Click on Testing Sign Up Instructions & Form
Accessing the Online Form for
Regular Semester Exams
DOES NOT INCLUDE BLOCK FINAL EXAMS
2.) Read through the information presented about
testing…
Accessing the Online Form for
Regular Semester Exams
DOES NOT INCLUDE BLOCK FINAL EXAMS
3.) Click here to make a testing appointment for exams PRIOR TO April 30th
There
is a different form to fill out for finals!*
Presented on the next slide
After you click on the link…The Form for
Prior to April 30th will display…
Accessing the Online Form for
Block Scheduling Exams
1.) Go to http://disabilityservices.syr.edu/
2.) Click on Testing Sign Up Instructions & Form
Accessing the Online Form for
Block Scheduling Exams
2.) Read through the information presented about
testing…
Accessing the Online Form for
Block Scheduling Exams
3.) Click here to make a testing appointment for exams ON AND AFTER APRIL
30
After you click on the link…The Form for
On or after APRIL 30 will display…
What happens if I don’t sign up?

You may still be able to take your exam at ODS.

You will have to wait.

ODS has a limited number of seats and priority goes to students who have signedup ahead of time.

You will need to give your information to an ODS proctor for our records, while we
prepare your exam.

ODS only prepares exams and materials for students who have signed up with us.
ODS Final Exams Testing Hours

ODS is open for extended hours during final exam week

Thursday, April 30; Friday, May 1; Monday, May 4,
Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6 the office opens at
8 am.
 Dates
other than those listed above are under the regular
academic hours
 Note:
Exams cannot start before 8:00 AM during finals
and the last time students can schedule for exams is 5 pm.
Tips for remembering your exam
 Write
down all dates in your planner or put
them in your phone
Save
the emails you receive in their own
folder
We
can go over using your Syracuse email
What You Can Expect When You Take
Your Test at ODS

Be patient, especially if you signed up late or did not sign up at all

Be patient even if you signed up and come 10 minutes early

Sometimes instructors do not send the exams over until 10-15 minutes
before the class time

This is out of our hands and we do our best to serve you as quickly as
possible

Put bags, laptops, and cellphones away in the lockers

No timers

Receiving a sticky note that lists your assigned seat, start time, and end time

It is EXTREMELY important that you sit in the correct assigned seat so we
can find you if your instructor makes a correction on the exam, if you
have a question on your exam, or if your time has expired.
Important Exam Dates to Remember
 The
last day to sign up for your spring 2015 Exams is:
April 10, 2015
Questions? Please contact us:
 Exam Assistance
front desk #
 315-443-3606
 Kala
Rounds, Exam Coordinator
 [email protected]
 Danielle
Smith, Assistant Coordinator
 [email protected]
 JoAnn
Rhoades, Administrative Assistant
 [email protected]

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