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.


Around the U.S., well over half a million public school students refused to take standardized exams during 2015, according to a preliminary FairTest tally. Even broader protests are planned for the 2016 testing season.

Growing grassroots movement rolls back testing overkill.

Check out our resources on opting out. Join the growing numbers of parents, students and teachers who are refusing standardized tests.

see National Merit’s previously secret state-by-state cut-off scores and a table showing SAT scores by family income. . .

More than 30 additional schools adopted test-optional policies in the past year, including 13 over the summer of 2015 alone...