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Another Student Creative Use of Technology

Susan Notes:

I admit I wish I where to find these students' social media sites.

The field memo has time-sensitive and relevant information designed for teachers and staff. The AOE encourages principals, headmasters, and superintendents to share the memo with their education community.

The Agency of Education (AOE) created the weekly field memo to keep subscribers up-to-date with current education policy, state-wide education initiatives, and official messages from the AOE. The field memo also includes education-related items from other state agencies and events/information from other organizations when the AOE is directly connected. The field memo is not a newsletter.

Weekly Field Memo
October 10, 2013
NECAP Test Security Alert
Audience: Principals, Superintendents

Over the first two weeks of NECAP testing a few Vermont high school students took pictures of their NECAP test booklets and posted the pictures to social media web sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Vine. In addition, a teacher photographed and posted a picture of students taking the test with the test booklets clearly visable.

Each of these cases constitute a serious violation of test security guidelines and raise questions about whether or not the educators who proctored these exams were fully trained and if they followed the guidelines presented in that training.

The AOE [Vermont Agency of Education] strongly encourages principals to review guidelines governing electronic devices with test administrators, and to inform students that posting photos of NECAP tests may result in disciplinary action.

The relevant section of the Test Administrators' Guide is on page 7 and can be downloaded here.

— Weekly Field Memo
Vermont Agency of Education


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