November 23, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State education officials say they have identified problems with testing security at nearly 250 California schools after they found photos from standardized testing sites posted on social media.
The Sacramento Bee reported Friday that those schools are now flagged with a red warning message next to their test results.
It notes "a security breach involving social media" and says test results should be interpreted with caution.
The Bee reports that officials are reviewing 16 schools where the materials could have provided an advantage to other test-takers. Those schools could lose state money and would ineligible for performance awards.
A similar discovery last year delayed the release of test scores for two weeks, prompting the Department of Education to enact new security measures to monitor the use of electronic devices
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