Testing & Evaluation Services - Fall 2020

The LSU Testing Center (Himes 52) is closed for computer based testing for Fall 2020. OTES will be providing the following services for the Fall 2020 Semester:

  • Paper and pencil testing space for LSU courses
  • Placement exams for incoming freshmen
  • Credit by examination for continuing and incoming transfer students
  • Scantron exam scoring for faculty
  • Test creation with Questionmark
  • Support with ProctorU
  • Course evaluations

Check in with us regularly for updates and additions.

What Faculty Need to Know for Fall Testing

As you are developing your Fall 2020 courses, please consider the following information in planning your assessments:

  • The LSU Testing Center will not be open in the Fall 2020.  
  • LSU announced that students will not return to campus after the Thanksgiving Holiday.  All remaining exams, including final exams, will be conducted online. 
  • If you plan to offer remotely-proctored exams, faculty are required to provide advanced notice to students. Please see the faculty section of the Remote Proctoring page.

  • The Office of Testing & Evaluation Services administers placement exams for incoming freshman, and credit by examination for continuing and incoming transfer students. Students who take placement exams/credit by examination have the ability to earn course credit, the score on each exam effects the course enrollment level. For additional information, please visit the Placement/Credit by Examination page.

  • Faculty who are planning to utilize remote proctoring for the Fall 2020 Semester, please visit the Remote Proctoring page, which includes general information regarding remote proctoring and specific information on utilizing ProctorU.

  • Questionmark is a robust test-creation/delivery software that allows faculty to create course assessments and view comprehensive reporting and analytics. For additional information about Questionmark and how to create a faculty account, please visit the Questionmark page.

  • The LSU Office of Testing and Evaluation Services will provide three on campus locations for flex-scheduling/hybrid courses to take paper and pencil test. For additional information about scheduling paper and pencil testing space, please visit the Paper and Pencil Testing page.

  • Disability Services Testing Center plans to be open during the fall semester. However, due to necessary reduction in testing capacity in order to provide appropriate social distancing, the testing center will only be proctoring paper-based exams and a limited number of computer-based exams for students with disabilities.
  • Students must register to take an exam in Disability Services via the Exam Request Form. All exam requests must be submitted at least three business days in advance.
  • Please visit Disability Services for information.

What Students Need to Know for Fall Testing

  • Testing & Evaluation Services administers placement exams for incoming freshman, and credit by examination for continuing and incoming transfer students. Students who take placement exams/credit by examination have the ability to earn course credit, the score on each exam effects the course enrollment level. For additional information, please visit the Placement/Credit by Examination page.

  • Fall 2020 incoming freshmen can either take their placement exams remotely with ProctorU or on campus during LSU Welcome Week beginning August 17, 2020. The last day for Fall 2020 incoming freshmen to take placement exams is September 8, 2020. To schedule a placement exam please visit the Placement Exams for Incoming Freshmen page.

  • Disability Services Testing Center plans to be open during the fall semester. However, due to necessary reduction in testing capacity in order to provide appropriate social distancing, the testing center will only be proctoring paper-based exams and a limited number of computer-based exams for students with disabilities.
  • Students must register to take an exam in Disability Services via the Exam Request Form. All exam requests must be submitted at least three business days in advance.
  • Please visit Disability Services for information.