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Missing Tests: College Test Scores Affect 125 LA Students

Dozens of college admission tests are missing. And some high school students and their parents are demanding answers.

As she gets ready for water polo practice, Sarah Fahn can't help but think of the test that awaits her later this month.

"I tried to so hard on that test and put all that effort into it," she said of the ACT, the college admission test she took several months back. "I had so much more practice on the April test."

Fahn, a junior from Marymount High School and her twin sister are among nearly 125 students who got a notification last week that their answer sheets are missing.

They took the test at University High School.

Their mother, Jewlz Fahn, said the test means so much. It's going to help determine their future, where they go to college, she said.

The girl's mother says she is frustrated because other than an automated response they have received little information about how or why it happened.

A spokesperson for the ACT said the affected students will get refunds for registration expenses and can retake the test at no charge.

Jewlz Fahn said her daughters are taking the test on June 24.

"What kind of confidence do I have that the test are going to make it to the center for scoring?"

The ACT explains they are working with the carrier, FedEx, to help track down the missing package and admit it was not clear to them that there were two packages of answer sheets being sent in the first place.

ACT officials said in a statement: "We will analyze what happened in this case and will definitely make any changes to help prevent a similar situation from happening in the future. We are always looking to improve our processes."

Still the girls' mother said she wants to know that there is some kind of security measure that the test will get to where it is supposed to go.

"God forbid, something happens that they have a way to track it," she said.

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