The California Department of Education is investigating some students using social media while taking a key statewide test, including some instances in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties.
Department officials say hundreds of students at 242 schools posted while taking the STAR test. However, students from just 19 of the schools actually posted questions, or answers. State officials say that list includes postings of test questions, or answers from Arroyo Grande High School, and La Cumbre Junior High School.
State officials say there were also postings from students at two schools in Ventura County taking the test, but in those cases they didn’t post test questions, or answers.
State officials say they haven’t decided what penalties they may impose, but mention that if instances at a specific school are high, it could invalidate academic awards for the campus.