El Paso kids may have to retake SAT after losing scores

They really blew on this test.

According to a report, a group of unlucky high school students from El Paso, Texas will likely have to retake their SATs after their exam papers were blown away in the back of a UPS truck.

The vehicle was heading down a street in the northern part of town, when the rear opened up and the completed, but still ungraded, tests began blowing everywhere.

Senior Freddy Chavez said he filmed a video of the newspapers in the air last Friday, but didn’t realize they contained his classmates’ notes.

“On Mesa [Street]where you activate Executive [Center Blvd.], I just saw a pile of papers everywhere. I had no idea what it was. I didn’t think much about it until today,” he told KTSM 9 News.

Another student couldn’t believe her eyes when she and her mother saw the aftermath of the test tragedy.

“She was like, ‘Oh, these are actually scantron bubbles because you can see the little bubbles if you really looked,’ so I looked and I could see the bubbles and my mom, as a joke. , was like they were your PSAT because I took that the day before and today I found out that they were our school’s SAT scores,” junior Raina Porras told TV. television.

The El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) reported that all but 55 lost sheets had been recovered – although, unfortunately, those students will have to retake the test.

“El Paso ISD is working closely with the College Board to determine a solution for El Paso High School students whose SAT exams were lost in transit after being safely submitted to UPS,” said Liza Rodriguez, representative of the EPID, in a press release. .

“Sometimes test materials are lost in transit. When such cases occur, we work with the school to ensure students are able to retest as soon as possible.

Some of the affected students expressed their frustration to KTSM 9 News this week.

“Today they called a meeting for the senior class and they kind of said to us, ‘Hey guys, the rumors are true. SAT scores were compromised. They got off the UPS bus,” Santiago Gonzalez told the outlet.

Student body president Zyenna Martinez raised concerns about the personal data included on the test sheets.

“On the test result sheets we have all of our score information and identification – our place of residence, our address, our date of birth, all of our information. And it stinks because our identity is out there right now. Some people might have picked up flyers,” she lamented.

UPS blamed the incident on the driver – and apologized and said it was still looking for the missing tests.

“We have apologized to the school and apologize to the students. Our employees are working to collect as many tests as possible, and we will work with the school to resolve the situation,” their statement read. in this case are not representative of UPS protocols and methods, and we discuss this with him. Delivering on our service commitments safely is UPS’s first priority.

New York Post

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