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State scours Twitter for sharing of MCAS test

Once, it was enough to warn students not to look at one another’s MCAS exams, or slip an answer to a friend. But now there is the Twitterverse, prompting education officials to launch a new kind of anticheating patrol.

During testing, a staff member scours the popular micro-blogging service for the MCAS hashtag, trolling for students who might be sharing pictures of answer booklets or discussing questions with other test-takers.

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