SACRAMENTO, April 28 (UPI) -- California education officials told schools to ramp up security for standardized tests after images of answer sheets began appearing on Facebook.
Many of the photos on Facebook and Twitter show only a student posing with a test booklet, the Los Angeles Times reported. But some show questions or completed answer sheets for the California Standards Test and other exams.
Students with cellphones could also be cheating in other ways, officials said, using them to find answers to test questions on the Internet.
Deb Sigman, a deputy superintendent with the state Education Department, sent a letter to school districts Friday.
"Test security was compromised when students posted images of actual test questions, answer documents and test booklets to social networking sites," she said. "You have a responsibility to prevent any such incidences in the future."
Students are not supposed to have cellphones on them when they are taking tests.