ODA Test Center

ODA Testing Center has moved to Hickory Hall!

Due to the construction in Sage Hall, the ODA Testing Center has been temporarily relocated to the second floor of Hickory Hall, room 274. Testing operations will remain in Hickory Hall through the Fall 2019 semester. If you need assistance with scheduling and taking accommodated exams, please go to Hickory Hall, room 274. For questions, contact ODA Testing at testing.oda@unt.edu.

Test Center  - Contact Information
Hickory Hall room 274
Email: 
Testing.ODA@unt.edu

Telephone: 940-369-8969
Fax: 940-369-7969

Testing in the ODA Test Center

To use ODA testing facilities, a student must be registered with ODA, requested letters of accommodations for the current semester, and have approved text accommodations.  Whenever possible, students should arrange testing accommodations with the instructor early in the semester. If the instructor is not able to provide a testing space and the student's testing accommodations, then the student and instructor must log into AIM to schedule an exam in the ODA Test Center.  It is the student's responsibility to turn in the Test Request Form, not the instructor. Failure to follow ODA policies and procedures may result in a delay or denial of testing services.

Student Responsibilities

  • Log into AIM to schedule an exam in the ODA Test Center. Step-by-step instructions can be found at How to schedule exams in ODA Test Center.
  • Submit completed form to testing.oda@unt.edu by the required deadlines.
  • Student must log into AIM and submit a request to the Test Center at least 5 working days prior to the date of an exam.  
    • Test Center will stop approving test requests for final exams 3 weeks before the beginning of finals week. The exact cutoff date is posted each semester on our website in the ODA.  Failure to schedule tests in accordance with the stated procedures may result in the need to (1) reschedule in the ODA Test Center with your instructor's approval or (2) make arrangements with your instructor to take your accommodated exam within the instructor’s department.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: A test is not scheduled in the ODA Test Center until the student's test request is approved in AIM.  Students can log into AIM any time day or night to check the status of their exam request.

Faculty Responsibilities

Faculty have three responsibilities surrounding the test administration in the Test Center: (a) Complete Testing Agreement, (b) Review Student’s Appointment Details, and (c) Upload the Test.

  • (a). COMPLETE TESTING AGREEMENT
    Faculty can complete the testing agreement in 1 of the 3 ways:
    1. Using the link provided in the Letter of Accommodation email;
    2. Using your UNT credentials to access the AIM Faculty Login & selecting “Alternative Testing/Quizzes” section on the left-side; or
    3. Using the link provided in the Student Exam Appointment Pending email notification.

     
  • (b). REVIEW STUDENT’S APPOINTMENT DETAILS
    If a student submits a request for his/her test to be administered in the ODA Test Center, faculty will receive a confirmation e-mail from the ODA with a subject line “[ODA] Please Review Student’s Test Appointment”. The reminder serves two purposes:
    1. To make instructors aware that the student has scheduled his/her test and to give instructors an opportunity to review the request to ensure the day/time is agreeable. If the instructor disagrees with the student’s appointment time, he/she must immediately notify the student to reschedule their exam appointment with the ODA Test Center.
    2. To request that a copy of the exam be sent to the Test Center. Tests can be submitted clicking on the link within the reminder email to UPLOAD your exam.

     
  • (c). UPLOAD THE TEST (**MOST IMPORTANT**)
    According to University Policy, instructors are responsible for sending a copy/copies of their exam to the Test Center at least two days prior to the test administration. This is necessary to give the Test Center time to assign an appropriate number of staff such as proctors, readers, or scribes; prepare exam materials’ envelope; and convert the exam to an alternative accessible format, if necessary. This can be done by clicking on the link within the confirmation email to UPLOAD your exam.
    Send test instructions via the “Notes” section when UPLOADING the test. (**ONLY NEEDED IF UNIQUE FROM TESTING AGREEMENT INSTRUCTIONS**)

ODA Test Center Responsibilities

  • Process student's test requests in AIM 
  • Schedule exams in the ODA Test Center
  • Request and obtain exams from intructors
  • Store and administer accommodated exams with strict adherence to test security procedures.
  • Return exams to instructors according to instructions.

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Exam Day Test Center Policies and Procedures

Due to lack of space, studying in the ODA waiting area is not permitted. There are study spaces located in Sage Hall and the Union. 

Lockers are provided within the ODA Test Center to store personal belongings not allowed in the testing rooms. 

  • Upon arriving at ODA for a test, student must show Test Center staff a valid UNT student ID to verify identity.
  • Students are expected to arrive on time for test appointments. If a student arrives more than fifteen minutes late for the scheduled test time, ODA will not administer the test. The student will either go to the classroom to take the test or speak with instructor about rescheduling the test (in accordance with ODA Test Center deadlines).
  • No backpacks, purses, cell phones, smart watches, etc. will be allowed in the testing rooms.
  • Scratch paper will not be allowed unless the instructor indicates that it is in his/her instructions.  Any scratch paper given to the student for the exam will be returned with the exam.
  • Children are not permitted to wait in the ODA for students taking exams unless they are accompanied by an adult.  No visitors, phone calls, or interruptions will be permitted during a student’s test administration.
  • Any testing aids (such as use of textbooks, notes, calculators, tables, dictionaries, etc.) require written approval from the instructor in advance.
  • If a restroom break is necessary, the proctor will retain the test materials. Student will be required to sign out when leaving and sign in upon returning to the test. Also the proctor may escort student to and from the restroom to ensure test integrity.
  • Emergencies that cause a student to miss a scheduled testing time (illness, childcare, transportation, etc.) will require professor approval before it may be rescheduled in the ODA Test Center.  It will be the student's responsibility to contact the instructor about rescheduling the exam. It is the instructor's decision to approve or deny rescheduling the student's test, and we will still require five business days’ notice to reschedule tests in our testing center.
  • MISCONDUCT: Cameras and proctor walk-ins are utilized during testing. If a student is suspected of academic dishonesty (cheating), a report will be written and sent to the professor, the ODA director, and the Dean of Students.  A copy of the report will also be placed in the student's file. The instructor will determine further actions to be taken. Academic dishonesty is a violation of the student code of conduct and may lead to suspension or expulsion from the university http://www.unt.edu/csrr/student conduct/index.html.

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Test Center -  Hours of Operation
Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Finals, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summer and Three-Week Semesters

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Finals, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Test Center  - Test Administration Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Finals, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Summer and Three-Week Semesters

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Finals, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.