EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — Some El Paso High School students' SAT answers were lost in transit after they were "securely submitted to UPS," the school district confirmed Wednesday night.
A post on social media showed what appeared to be SAT answer sheets that were blowing on Mesa Street.
The El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) said the incident affects students who took the exam on Oct. 27 on campus.
EPISD staff recovered all but 55 answer documents.
The SAT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions.
The purpose of the standardized test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college.
EPISD said it is working with the College Board to come up with a solution for the El Paso High School students whose SAT exams were lost.
Counselors are providing students interested in taking the ACT with waivers to retake the exam at no cost, EPISD added.
The deadline is Nov. 4 and exam is Dec. 10 at El Paso High.
The College Board provided the following statement:
Occasionally test materials are lost in transit. When such instances occur, we work with the school to ensure that students are able to retest as soon as possible. We are currently working with El Paso High School to provide options for the impacted students.
UPS provided the following statement:
We have apologized to the school and extend our apologies to the students. Our employees are working to recover as many tests as possible, and we will work with the school to resolve the situation. The driver’s actions, in this case, are not representative of UPS protocols and methods, and we are addressing this with him. Safely meeting our service commitments is UPS’s first priority.
Sign up to receive the topmost interesting stories from in and around our community once a day in your inbox.