IDS serves the SDSU community and fulfills many roles throughout the decades of its operation. Firm commitment to support, development, and service has driven IDS to follow a vision. This desire for excellence leads to innovation and leadership. The goal of IDS is to support the instructional, research, institutional, and service missions of the University.
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) leads institutional level assessment efforts. Institutional level assessment is conducted for internal improvement or to meet external accountability demands.
The Wintrode Student Success Center positively impacts student success, retention, and graduation by promoting engaged learning and providing innovative approaches to foster academic and personal development.
The Testing Center provides high quality, comprehensive testing services to students, faculty and units across the campus by: (1) proctoring special accommodation tests for students with disabilities; (2) scanning tests for SDSU courses; (3) administering nationally normed tests (GRE, LSAT, ACT, CLEP); (4) administering tests for professional certification; (5) proctoring non-SDSU course tests; (6) transcripting Prior Learning Credit (AP, CLEP, Challenge by Portfolio and Challenge by Exam); (7) administering placement tests, and (8) administering proficiency exams. We are committed to ensuring student safety, security of test materials and confidentiality of any personal information shared or provided to the staff.