More than 50 high school students in the United States may have to retake the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) after their test paper was flown from a United Parcel Service truck while being transported for checking.
The SAT exams taken by El Paso High School students on Oct. 27 were lost in transit after being submitted to UPS, the school district confirmed in a statement to The Washington Post on Saturday. Employees of the El Paso Independent School District have recovered all but 55 response documents, spokesman Liza Rodriguez said in a statement, adding that the district was working with the College Board to “find a cure” for students affected.
Freddy Chavez, a senior at El Paso High School, shared: NewsMadura, “I was driving back from the gym on Mesa Street, and all of a sudden, I see, a pile of papers everywhere. I really didn’t think much of it until a few days later, when I heard rumors that those were actually SATs. I connected the dots right away. .”
According to NewsMadura, students were called to a meeting on Wednesday during the latest period and told the news that the SAT tests they took on Oct. 27 would not be scored because they had flown off a UPS truck that was carrying them. Instead of using their results to finalize their college applications, the students should instead retake the often harrowing test.
The United Parcel Service is still investigating, but quickly admitted its mistake.
“We have apologized to the school and apologize to the students,” UPS said in a statement.
“The driver’s actions in this case are not representative of UPS’s protocols and methods and we have discussed this with him. Safely and reliably fulfilling our service obligations is UPS’s number one priority.”
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