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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College admissions scores declined for the 11th year in a row, demonstrating the failures of test-and-punish policies, at the same time another 32 colleges dropped ACT/SAT requirements.

Read about the victories recently won by the grassroots testing resistance and reform movement in FairTest's new report.

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

See the new FairTest Power Point on how to organize testing resistance and reform under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

FairTest opposes US Department of Education's harmful draft regulations on accountability, calls on test reformers to submit Comments to DoE and contact their Members of Congress. See action alert, FairTest comment, letter to Congress here.