I found a really good article related to Common Core, Pearson, and internet privacy here. Here’s a look at what the article talks about:
“Pearson said the social media monitoring was mandated by its testing contracts in order to make sure no questions were leaked, was confined only to public posts, and, according to the company, involved no “snooping” other than looking at hashtags and basic information students put in their profiles. It had been standard practice for years;Politico reported that all but one other major testing company performed the same type of monitoring, as do hundreds of school districts across the country.”
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