More than 50 students in Texas may need to retake their SAT exams after the tests recently flew out of the UPS truck that was carrying them.
The El Paso Independent School District told CNN that it’s working alongside the College Board, which administers the SATs, to “determine a remedy” for students whose tests were either lost or destroyed after they flew out of the UPS truck.
The school district said it managed to recover all but 55 tests and students who took the exam at El Paso High School on October 27 were affected.
UPS issued a statement regarding the situation, acknowledging that it had apologized to the school and 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 statement read via CNN. “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.”
Ezra Ponzio, a senior at El Paso High School, told KFOX that the lost SAT test prohibited him from his plan to apply for Texas A&M University early.
“UPS, just try your best to make it right with us,” Ponzio said. “I was mostly looking at A&M, so the early deadline is already shot. Hopefully, the SAT score can come in time for the actual deadline in January, but here’s hoping.”
The SAT is a standardized college entrance exam that is taken by high school students nationwide.
In 2022, a total of 1.7 million high school students took the SAT at least once, according to data shared by the College Board.