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.

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As Washington, DC awaits the Wednesday morning U.S. Senate hearing on overhauling the “No Child Left Behind” law, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) released a statement on Federal Standardized Exam Mandates.

For the fourth SAT administration in a row, widespread cheating threatens the security of this Saturday’s college admissions exam in Asia.

The U.S. needs an indefinite moratorium on high-stakes testing to make room to design new assessment systems. Here's why.

An analysis shows the 2014 SAT Score Trend Remains Flat; Test-Fixated School Policies Have Not Improved College Readiness

A major study released today shows that ACT/SAT-optional schools increase campus diversity without harming academic performance. Defining Promise: Optional Standardized Testing Policies in American College and University Admissions analyzed the records of 123,000 students at 33 institutions.

This report, based on interviews with dozens of activists, provides insights on how they built rapidly growing, successful campaigns.