More than 50 El Paso High School students might have to retake the SATs. The students didn’t cheat or violate any school policies but they may have to retest because their answer sheets flew out of a UPS truck while being transported.
A video posted by Instagram user @Therealfitfamelpaso showed a UPS truck driving down a busy street in El Paso, while white papers were flying out. The loose papers were later identified as SAT answer sheets. According to Buzzfeed News, after the incident was reported to the assigned school, all but 55 tests were accounted for.
The post also shared images of an alert that was sent to the families from the El Paso Independent School District.
Liza Rodriguez, chief communications officer of the school district, released a statement about the Oct. 27 incident.
“El Paso ISD is working closely with the College Board to determine a remedy for the El Paso High School students whose SAT exams were lost in transit after they were securely submitted to UPS,” Rodriguez said.
Buzzfeed News also reports, “students whose tests were lost will be able to take the ACT, a different standardized test used in college admissions, on Dec. 10 at no cost. Further updates will be provided by the school district and the College Board.”