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More Than 100 ACT Test Scores Have Gone Missing In Los Angeles

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About 125 ACT test scores went missing after students took the test on April 8 at University High School in Los Angeles.

According to KTLA, the whereabouts of the tests are unknown; an ACT spokesperson said that the tests never arrived at any one of ACT's facilities across the nation. "We are working with the test center supervisor and the carrier (FedEx) to attempt to locate the package," ACT spokesman Ed Colby said in an email.

“I’m really frustrated because I know I did really well,” student Sarah Fahn, who would undoubtedly get high marks on a hypothetical self-esteem portion of the exam, told CBS 2.

All is not lost, however. As reported at the L.A. Times, students will have the chance to re-take the test on June 10 or during a later date. And in the case that the initial tests are found, the students will be represented with whichever test has the highest score (is this part of some teen's Ferris Bueller-y scheme to up his ACT scores?).

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Still, the whole process has been frustrating to students and parents, as teens will have to begin studying again as the summer nears. Also, thousands of dollars that had been pumped into test-prep programs may have gone down the drain, as the information may have faded from memory with time.

"They have to do this again with no prep. You know, my girls personally have been studying since August for this April test," Fahn's mother, Jewlz, told KTLA. "People take this test seriously. It's their life."

The Times notes that this isn't the first time ACT scores have gone missing. Just last year, 88 tests disappeared in Maryland. In 2011, 100 students in the Oakland area saw their tests vanish into thin air. These situations, invariably, lead to a host of apocalyptic outbursts; in regards to the 2011 incident, ABC 7 claimed that "The college dreams of 100 Oakland High School seniors may have been dashed," with one student saying, "It was like an empty feeling like, 'ah gosh I'll never know.'"

The ACT test, you may remember, is a crucial college placement exam that keeps studious teens up studying until the wee hours. In contrast with the SAT, the ACT has an added science portion and somewhat more advanced math questions. ACT says more than 1.8 million graduates take the test each year.

LAist called University High School to ask if that have any theories as to what happened to the test scores, but, according to the school calendar, Wednesday is a half day because it's finals week. Good luck, guys!