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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:06 am, Sat Apr 28, 2012.

Pictures of standardized testing materials were found on social networking sites, prompting State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to advise superintendents and testing coordinators to follow security policies more closely.

Most of the photos are of students posing with the closed test booklet, blank answer sheets, or answer sheets with messages on them. Some included test questions or completed answer sheets from current Standardized Testing and Reporting Program or California High School Exit Examination tests. Schools across the state currently are administering both the STAR and CAHSEE examinations.

The California Department of Education has asked website operators to remove the postings, which were discovered on a number of social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr and Webstagram. Testing rules don't allow students to use cellphones during testing, except for some students with special needs.

CDE staff is working to identify the students and schools involved, and have advised affected districts to begin their own inquiries into how and why the images were allowed to be posted.

The Department has also advised ETS, the state's testing contractor, which is reviewing the images, to determine the extent to which any particular examination may have been compromised.

Contact reporter Sara Jane Pohlman at sarap@lodinews.com. For more information about local education issues, read our Education Café blog.

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