- El Paso High School students SAT exams were compromised after they flew out of a UPS truck, according to KTSM.
- 55 exams were recovered by the El Paso Independent school district staff, according to the outlet.
- The College Board is working with the school to provide options for students, including retaking the exam.
Some high school students in El Paso, Texas, may need to retake their SAT exam after their test papers reportedly flew out of the back of a UPS delivery truck.
“Today, they called a meeting for the senior class and they kind of told us, ‘Hey, guys, the rumors are true. The SAT scores were compromised. They flew out of the UPS bus,” Santiago Gonzalez, an El Paso High School student, told KTSM.
All but 55 SAT exam sheets were recovered by the El Paso Independent school district staff after they were lost while being securely transported by UPS, according to local news outlet KTSM.
A spokesperson for the school district told KTSM that the incident only affected students who took the SAT exam on October 27 at the school.
Students, however, have expressed concerns over the personal information they submitted on the exam being released.
“On the test score sheets, we have all of our information and identification on the score — our location where we live, our address, our date of birth, all of our information. And it stinks because our identity is out there right now. Some people could have picked up some flyers,” Zyenna Martinez told KTSM.
According to the outlet, counselors are providing students who are interested in taking the ACT college entrance exam — an alternative to the SAT — with waivers to take the test at no cost.
The College Board is also working with the high school to provide options for students, including retaking the exam as soon as possible, according to a statement provided to KTSM.
“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,” The College Board said in a statement to KTSM. “We are currently working with El Paso High School to provide options for the impacted students,” read the statement from the College Board.”
In a statement, UPS told Insider that they apologized to the school and extend their 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 statement said. “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.”
The El Paso Independent School District and The College Board did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.