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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Our movement is winning important victories. We need your help to continue campaigns to ensure assessment is fair, open and educationally sound. Please make your largest possible donation now.

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

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

See the new FairTest Power Point 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.

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