College students at a Texas highschool could need to retake the SATs after check papers flew out of a UPS truck.
El Paso Excessive Faculty seniors had been made conscious of the scenario earlier this week. All however 55 exams had been recovered, the district instructed NBC affiliate KTSM-TV.
“El Paso ISD is working carefully with the School Board to find out a treatment for the El Paso Excessive Faculty college students whose SAT exams had been misplaced in transit after they had been securely submitted to UPS,” spokesperson Liza Rodriguez mentioned.
The exams affected had been taken on Oct. 27 on the faculty.
School Board, the group that administers standardized exams just like the SAT and PSAT, mentioned exams are “often” misplaced in transit.
“When such situations happen, we work with the varsity to make sure that college students are in a position to retest as quickly as attainable,” the group instructed the information station. “We’re at present working with El Paso Excessive Faculty to supply choices for the impacted college students.”
The district mentioned counselors will likely be offering college students who wish to take the ACT with a waiver that enables them to retake the check for free of charge.
Scholar Physique President Zyenna Martinez instructed KTSM that she is extra involved in regards to the private info on the lacking exams.
“On the check rating sheets, we have now all of our info and identification on the rating — our location the place we reside, our deal with, our date of delivery, all of our info. And it stinks as a result of our identification is on the market proper now. Some folks might have picked up some flyers,” she mentioned.
It’s not clear how the exams got here free. UPS apologized and mentioned workers are nonetheless attempting to get better as many lacking exams as attainable.
“We’ll work with the varsity to resolve the scenario. The driving force’s actions on this case will not be consultant of UPS protocols and strategies, and we’re addressing this with him. Safely assembly our service commitments is UPS’s first precedence,” a spokesperson mentioned in an emailed assertion on Saturday.