Press Release

The following statement in response to the State Education Department’s announcement of a breach of data held by Questar can be attributed to Ian Rosenblum, Executive Director of The Education Trust–New York:

“Protecting students’ personally identifiable information is vital. We are encouraged that the State Education Department is treating this breach with the seriousness it deserves and acted quickly in requiring that Questar take corrective action to prevent it from happening again. We hope this isolated incident is not made out to undermine the state’s assessment program, which has a critical role in ensuring schools and districts are serving all students and promoting equity.”