“Today, they convened a meeting for the senior class and basically informed us that the rumors were real. The SAT scores have been tampered with. Santiago Gonzalez, a senior at El Paso High School, told KTSM that they “flew out of the UPS bus.”
According to KTSM, the personnel of the El Paso Independent school district recovered all but 55 SAT exam sheets that were lost while being carried securely by UPS.
A representative for the school system told KTSM that only students who took the SAT at the school on October 27 were affected.
However, students have raised concern over the dissemination of the personal information they provided on the exam.
“On the test score sheets, we have all of our personal information and identification, including our home address, date of birth, and place of residence. It stinks because our identification is currently public. Zyenna Martinez told KTSM that some individuals could have picked up flyers.
Counselors are reportedly granting fee waivers to students who wish to take the ACT college entrance exam, an alternative to the SAT.
According to a statement released to KTSM, the College Board is also working with the high school to provide choices for students, including retaking the exam as soon as feasible.
“Test materials are occasionally lost in transportation. The College Board said in a statement to KTSM, “When such occurrences occur, we work with the institution to ensure that students are able to retest as quickly as possible.” College Board’s statement reads, “We are now working with El Paso High School to provide solutions for affected students.”
UPS apologized to the school and extended their condolences to the pupils in a statement to Insider.
The statement read, “Our employees are striving to recover as many tests as possible, and we will collaborate with the school to rectify the matter.” “In this instance, the driver’s actions do not reflect UPS’s norms and procedures, and we are addressing this with him. UPS’s first objective is meeting our service promises safely.”
El Paso Independent School District and The College Board did not respond to Insider’s request for comment immediately.