My daughter, a junior at Amador, called me at the end of school today, Thursday 5/29, and was barely audible. With great effort she told me that due to a complete failure on the part of Amador staff, she and several other students would have to "retake" any/all AP tests taken a couple of weeks ago. The students in question were part of a group who had to take the test in one of several "portable" units.
According to the letter sent home, "After an investigation of the testing rooms, Educational Testing Service (ETS) found that in testing room P-3, students were not seated the required 5 feet apart and not all students were seated facing the same direction. ETS found the same situation for certain students testing in Room P-7." Regrettably, because your child's seating for those exams did not comply with test administration policies and procedures, those exams will be invalidated."
I am livid! The time and effort these kids put into studying for these high level exams would exhaust any scholar. To simply brush it off as a "mistake", and reschedule 12 exams starting Monday is inexcusable! How does Amador expect these students to be anywhere near as ready for these exams a second time around. It's simply not possible to recreate that same intensity.
My blood is boiling....I don't know if I can express in words how I feel about the complete failure of this Administration. Our kids deserve better!