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Students cheated by posting test questions on social media

Students cheated by posting test questions on social media

In the latest twist on high school cheating, two Maryland 10th-graders taking a statewide English assessment posted test questions this month on Twitter. Where students once passed notes or looked over their shoulder, today they can use Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to send a test question to a friend. And as the means of cheating have evolved, so have the efforts to stop them. The Twitter posters were caught by a testing company trolling social media with advanced software that works continuously to find key words or phrases. Social media have been a factor in cheating on high-stake tests like the SAT and ACT for years. But the problem is now cropping up with younger students taking...

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