ODE investigating alleged data breach at Lowellville schools

PARCC testing

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – The Lowellville Local School District has placed a high school teacher on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into an alleged security breach involving state testing, according to a press release.

The Ohio Department of Education is investigating, “an alleged security breach involving administration of a PARCC assessment,” the release states. Students across Ohio have been taking PARCC tests, short for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, starting in mid-February.

“The Administration immediately notified the Ohio Department of Education and is maintaining full cooperation with the Department,” Lowellville Local Schools¬†Superintendent Dr. Eugene Thomas said. “Given the ongoing nature of the investigation, and upon the advice of legal counsel, no further public comment will be made at this time.”


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