Maryland students accused of using Twitter to cheat on test

Maryland students accused of using Twitter to cheat on test

WASHINGTON - Two Maryland high school students have been accused of using Twitter to cheat on Common Core state standardised tests, officials said on Monday.

A security firm hired by the test company to search social media including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook found two instances of cheating by 10th-grade students, said Maryland State Department of Education spokesman William Reinhard.

He did not identify the school or the students.

"This is the modern version of copying off your neighbour,"he said.

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