Ah yes, the SAT. The one test you take in high school that actually sorta-kinda matters. Sure whatever state you’re in probably has mandated exams given to you on a yearly basis in the attempt to make sure every student is on-track to not being a fucking idiot, but we all know those are pure bullshit. If you fail those it doesn’t really matter, you pass anyways because no teacher wants to have that kid who’s 25 and still a junior in high school lurkin’ around the hallways.
But while your test scores can be fudged in 99% of cases, the SAT is a pain in the ass in the sense that it doesn’t care if you’re an idiot – it’ll tell you that straight to your face and then take a dump on your front porch just for good measure. Study all you want in the months leading up to the test, but if you’re not prepared you will still fail miserably. I studied for my SAT’s just like everyone else, and just like everyone else I would be flipping tables and lighting interstate McDonald’s on fire if my SAT test had mysteriously vanished into thin air.
Luckily for me, that’s only the case for about 100 students in Loudon County, Virginia.
About 100 students in Loudoun County, Virginia, who took the SAT earlier this month are being asked to take it again, but not because of cheating. Their tests are missing.
Caroline Quinilty found out Wednesday.
“I think of all the time and effort I spent studying and preparing for this test and the fact that I wasn’t notified by them,” she said. “I had to be notified by kids in the hallway discussing it.”
The College Board, the company that gives the SATs, says they haven’t received the tests.
Quinilty studied more than 100 hours over two months at Loudoun Test Prep before taking the test with other students from various Loudoun County public schools at Broad Run High School May 2. Now, those students are being asked to take it again next month.
“It’s been over a month since I’ve done all my studying,” Quinilty said. “It’s going to affect my scores.”(via)
According to College Board, the make-up exam is scheduled for June 20th which is coincidentally about the same time affected students are taking their final exams. While “every effort is being made to locate the shipment” of missing exams, I think all that’s really necessary here is to give the kids an automatic 2400 and send’em on their way to college. Really, what’s a score of 2400 to 100 kids in the grand scheme of things anyway? 25 of them probably aren’t even planning on going to college in the first place so it doesn’t really affect them, 50 are dumb as rocks with GPAs under 1.0 and even a 2400 won’t save them on a college application, and the remaining 25 can just go to the college of their choice. It’s the only fair option if you ask me.