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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SAT scores continued a 10-year decline but the number of colleges that do not require admissions tests is soaring.

FairTest leads the national movements for test-optional admission and against public school standardized exam misuse, but it operates on a shoe-string budget.  Please support these cutting-edge campaigns with your contribution TODAY!

This fact sheet explains why your school will in most cases not lose money or face sanctions if many students refuse to take the state test.

Now is the time to make sure a new federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the best possible replacement of “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) that we can win at this time.

The College Board's proposed remedy, an October retest, is far from sufficient.  Students need a free early summer retest plus hassle-free refunds and rebates.