SACRAMENTO -- The state's annual release of Standardized Testing and Reporting results, known as STAR, will be delayed approximately two weeks due to a breach of security that occurred when some of the questions were posted online from a dozen schools, including two in San Jose, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday.
Test results originally expected in mid-August will be released at the end of August, spokeswoman Pam Slater said. The delay was the result of a department analysis of the breach, which included 442 images found online in relation to tests administered at 12 schools throughout the state, including Castillero Middle School and San Jose High in the San Jose school district.
"The analysis found no evidence that exposure of any test materials had a significant impact on any result," Slater said.
About 36 images showed actual test materials, such as questions, she said. The rest showed test booklets or other images in testing locations that did not reveal questions.
The department worked with online sites such as Facebook to remove the images, she said. The breach will also delay the release of Academic Performance Index scores, which are compiled based on the standardized test results, until mid-October.
The department is still trying to determine whether the affected schools will receive these scores or whether their results will be nullified by the breaches, Slater said.
Castillero Middle (San Jose Unified)
San Jose High (San Jose Unified)
Millikan High (Long Beach Unified)
North Hollywood Senior High (Los Angeles Unified)
North Monterey County High (North Monterey County Unified)
Rowland (John A.) High (Rowland Unified)
Oak Hills High (Hesperia Unified)
Mar Vista Senior High (Sweetwater Union High)
Strathmore High (Porterville Unified)
University City High (San Diego Unified)
Source: California Department of Education
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