From Wednesday, November 15, in the Knox News:
Bearden High School has announced the latest round of ACT tests will not be scored due to an error.
ACT told school officials that it "cannot guarantee the validity of" the tests taken by seniors on Oct. 17 because the wrong tests were sent to the school, according to a letter sent to parents and students.
Seniors will be able to take the ACT for free on Dec. 9.
"I understand how disappointing this news is, I personally apologize for this issue," reads the letter from Bearden High School Principal John C. Bartlett.
Here's the letter in full:
"Dear Bearden Parent and Senior Student,
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the October 17, 2017 ACT will not be scored. ACT has decided that they cannot guarantee the validity of the test given at Bearden High School on this state testing day because the wrong tests were sent to Bearden High School and administered to BHS students. Because of this, ACT is offering senior students vouchers for any ACT National Test Day. To take advantage of these vouchers, the BHS Senior Counselors will have the vouchers available as soon as we receive them from ACT. The counselors will be in the West Mall during lunch next week as soon as we receive the vouchers. Students may still sign up for the ACT test given on December 9, 2017; however, students need to sign up as soon as possible. They will be allowed to use the voucher for this test date without having to pay a late fee.’
ACT has offered to give them a free test on December 9 but for a lot of schools and scholarships that testing date is too late.
Momma Bears let’s hear you
1) Contact ACT and express your support for the release of the Bearden High School and Alvin C. York Agricultural Institutes students' scores from the October 17th test in Knoxville and Jamestown, TN.
ACT CEO: Marten Roorda
ACT Chief Commercial Officer: Suzana Delanghe
Admin assistant: Sandy Serbousek
Direct line: 319-337-1079
2) Share the videos linked below regarding the Knox County Council PTA press conference. Tweet them... Facebook them... or whatever else you do socially. Please use the hashtags: #ACTBlunder2017 #GiveUsOurScores
3) If you live in Iowa or have any relatives in Iowa (especially if you live in the Iowa City area where ACT is headquartered) express your disappointment over their handling of this situation. That's NOT the Mid-West way!!!
Make your voices heard. 💗