The National Center for Fair & Open Testing

The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.

Learn more about us and our mission.


FairTest seeks applicants to lead strategic planning process who could also become FairTest's Executive Director in 2018. For job description and application requirements, see here.

More than 80 additional schools drop ACT/SAT requirements in three-year surge.

See the FairTest fact sheet on how to organize testing resistance and reform under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

More than 240 top tier schools are now test-optional or test-flexible for all or many applicants.

See FairTest’s new model state system to replace standardized tests with locally controlled performance assessments.

This fact sheet explains why and how you can opt your child out of standardized tests.