HENRY COUNTY, GA – The mother of a teenage Henry County is nervous because delays in standardized test scores could affect her son’s chances of getting a scholarship.
Ashley Speer and her son Jermaine are frustrated, after receiving an email regarding their test results two days ago. The email stated that the contents of the packet from Jermaine’s December 11 ACT test were lost in transit.
“My first idea was amazing,” Speer said. “He was relying on this test for the Zell Miller Scholarship.”
Jermaine, an honors student at Ola High School in McDonough, was matching the ACT back and forth trying to determine his test scores.
“It was very frustrating,” Speer said.
Jermaine says he needs the results in order to apply and qualify for the scholarships.
Speer says that because they aren’t getting results, Jermaine has already missed deadlines for some scholarship opportunities.
“He’s clearly upset about the situation because no one wants to take on the student debt burden,” Speer said.
Channel 2 action news Ashley Lincoln He found that this was not a problem isolated to Speirs. Students across the country find themselves dealing with missing or missing results.
“This is 2022, why isn’t this digital,” Speer said.
The ACT says that many factors can lead to lost test results, such as missing packets in the mail or at test sites.
It’s a problem that was reported before the pandemic.
In Jermaine’s case, the organization did not specify how his results were lost.
“One of the kids that this happens to is a kid too many,” Speer said.
A company spokesperson said that while this happens it is rare.
“I understand the percentage is small, but those are still affected by it, and if there’s a way we can avoid that altogether, that would be beneficial,” Speer said.
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