College students at a Texas highschool could need to retake the SATs after take a look at papers flew out of a UPS truck.
El Paso Excessive Faculty seniors have been made conscious of the scenario earlier this week. All however 55 assessments have been recovered, the district instructed NBC affiliate KTSM-TV.
“El Paso ISD is working carefully with the Faculty Board to find out a treatment for the El Paso Excessive Faculty college students whose SAT exams have been misplaced in transit after they have been securely submitted to UPS,” spokesperson Liza Rodriguez mentioned.
The assessments affected have been taken on Oct. 27 on the faculty.
Faculty Board, the group that administers standardized assessments just like the SAT and PSAT, mentioned exams are “often” misplaced in transit.
“When such situations happen, we work with the college to make sure that college students are capable of retest as quickly as doable,” the group instructed the information station. “We’re at present working with El Paso Excessive Faculty to offer 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 permits them to retake the take a look at without charge.
Scholar Physique President Zyenna Martinez instructed KTSM that she is extra involved in regards to the private data on the lacking assessments.
“On the take a look at rating sheets, now we have all of our data and identification on the rating — our location the place we stay, our tackle, our date of beginning, all of our data. And it stinks as a result of our id is on the market proper now. Some folks might have picked up some flyers,” she mentioned.
It’s not clear how the assessments got here unfastened. UPS apologized and mentioned staff are nonetheless making an attempt to get better as many lacking exams as doable.
“We are going to work with the college to resolve the scenario. The driving force’s actions on this case aren’t 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.