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DfE challenges parents on SAT tweets.

DfE challenges parents on SAT tweets.

Government officials are waging a twitter battle with parents who tweet questions from national tests being taken by primary pupils in England.

The Department for Education wants any information on the content of Sats papers removed as pupils take the tests at various times over two weeks.

Officials have been messaging parents since Monday asking them to remove tweets revealing question details.

The DfE said it wanted to clamp down on cheating.

Parents who complain online about the content of papers taken by their children can inadvertently give an unfair advantage to pupils who have not yet taken the tests, a DfE spokeswoman explained. 

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