NEW YORK CITY — Talk about a summer bummer.
About 75 11th-graders at Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School will have to retake their English Regent test on Tuesday morning because the company that scores the test lost their answer booklets.
"We're told that the test booklets were on the truck, somehow the boxes fell out," English teacher Jan Scott said. "Some they recovered, but not ours. Ours they said blew out on the road. Who knows if that's the truth."
"All my students know is that no one ever found their test and now they have to take the English Regent exam all over again."
The kids are scheduled to interrupt their summer fun on Tuesday morning to re-test at the high school at 131 Avenue of the Americas in Hudson Square.
"When we learned of the missing exams back in June we worked closely with McGraw-Hill to try and locate them but ultimately did not find them, so the students are retaking them," city Department of Education spokeswoman Erin Hughes said.
Problems with McGraw-Hill's test grading software earlier this year left some graduating seniors at the Manhattan high school with nothing more than a Post-it note for diploma.
The test company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.