Earlier this month students nationwide took the PSAT/NMSQT. The test assesses the critical reading, mathematics and writing skills students need for college and beyond. The College Board is committed to report scores that accurately reflect a student's performance.
For this reason, they maintain exam administration and security standards designed to ensure that all students are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities and to prevent any student from gaining an unfair advantage over another because of testing irregularities or improper conduct. All students who participated in this weeks testing signed an agreement vowing they would not post any of the test content on any forms of social media. The day of Wednesday's test #PSAT was the number one trending topic on twitter.
I got in contact with the College Board to see just how they felt and this is what they said.
As part of the PSAT/NMSQT test day instructions, students are informed that they may not discuss or otherwise share any information regarding specific test content, including whole or parts of test questions and their answers. This includes posting specific test content to social media platforms. While the College Board is taking active measures to safeguard the testing and scoring process, the vast majority of recent postings do not reveal specific test content or answers.
We're encouraged that students are sharing their test day experience, and hope they continue to engage with the College Board as they take steps toward college and career success.
After a long day of standardized testing I can see why many may take to social media as an outlet, just make sure that your tweets do not include any test information that is a breach of the agreement that was signed.