Oregon is moving the testing of its elementary and high school students onto the internet, something state officials hope will boost student achievement.

In April, about 6,000 third- through 10th-grade students in about 30 schools took their annual mathematics and reading tests online. Another 300 schools are scheduled to join the program next year, and about 400 schools will be added in 2002.

Eventually, all of the 1,200 or so Oregon schools will be able to test their students online, state officials said.

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