This spring, Kentucky will join the growing number of states implementing computer-based testing of students. A state pilot program will offer online testing to more than 3,000 students in more than 30 high schools across Kentucky.

Select students at the schools will take 10th-grade reading or 11th-grade social studies tests on computers, while the rest of the students will continue to take pencil-and-paper tests.

Students in the pilot program will take the tests on a secure server, and their answers will be transmitted to an out-of-state contractor for grading. It's Kentucky's attempt...

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