This is exactly the problem. By rights, he shouldn't be given the chance to make up the test, but if I don't have a record of trying to get a hold of him, I'm the one who gets into trouble. Thanks to "No Child Left Behind" and "Race to the Top", Schools are all about the bottom line of passing and graduation rates, just like a business is all about profit. Poor grad rates=less $ from the state. But what are we teaching our kids?