(Buzzfeed) The world's largest education company, Pearson, has been "monitoring" the social media accounts of students while they take their PARCC Common Core tests, journalist Bob Bruan reported on his website on Friday, calling the practice "spying."
The PARCC test is administered in several states, including New Jersey, where one superintendent wrote a letter on March 10 to several others calling the practice "a bit disturbing."
Pearson told the Washington Post that it monitors test-takers social media accounts to make sure no one is cheating.
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In the letter, Elizabeth Jewett, Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional High School District, confirmed that the Department of Education had informed her that Pearson was monitoring the social media of all students during PARCC testing.