By: Malena Esposito
This past February, juniors across the nation engaged in the conducting of the ACT, a standardized test used for college administrations. This exam competes with the SAT, a test organized through CollegeBoard. While high school students are encouraged to take both tests multiple times, only the ACT offers one free administration. This free administration occurred on February 9th, and while eleventh graders have patiently waited for their scores in the weeks since, it appears they will have to wait a little longer.
In a statement released earlier this week, ACT has communicated with the Wake County Public School System superintendent that most unfortunately, the scores from this February 27th testing date have been lost.
“We regret to inform you that due to complications with our grading system, the scantrons from the February 27th ACT test date could not be scored. This was a result of severe malfunctions with our database at the Wake County grading center, therefore directly impacting all Wake County Public School students.”
However, in attempts to make reparations, ACT is supplementing the test with a later date. This test is also offered free of charge and will take place in late May at your current high school. While this may seem like an inconvenience due to assessments, such as AP and final exams, ACT and Wake County hope that the students will see this as a second chance and use this opportunity to their advantage.