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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New, Digital SAT is a College Board Marketing Ploy Not A Fairer, More Accurate Admission Tool

Shifting an unnecessary, biased, coachable, and poorly predictive multiple-choice exam that few schools currently require from pencil-and-paper delivery to an electronic format does not magically transform it into a more accurate, fairer or valid tool for assessing college readiness. Just as with previous versions of the "new improved SAT," the latest repackaging will not improve its overall value.


More Than 1,835+ Schools Do Not Require ACT/SAT Scores From Current High School Seniors Applying For Fall 2022

1,650+ have already extended test-optional or test-blind admissions policies to cover current college bound juniors.



New Tool to Combat College Board/ETS Testing Screw Ups

Students whose standardized exams were inaccurately scored or ineptly administered and those who experienced other problems with tests such as the SAT, AP,  and GRE can now fight back using a new advocacy resource offered by the firm FairShake.


See the Town Hall on Why and How to Suspend High-Stakes Testing

See U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, civil rights leaders, academic experts, and assessment reform activists explain why the federal government and states should cancel Spring 2021 standardized exams.
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“Beyond The GRE” Campaign And “GREXIT” Web List Seek To Downplay Tests In Graduate School Admissions

Scores from the Graduate Records Examinations (GRE) are not good predictors of success in many graduate school programs, according to leaders of an effort to reduce reliance on test results launched today.


Updated FairTest Factsheet: States That Recently Eliminated or Scaled Back High School Exit Exams

The number of states requiring high school graduation exams in language arts and math has declined rapidly over the past few years. Only eleven states have graduation tests in place for the high school class of 2020, down from a high of 27 that had or planned such tests. The current number is the lowest level since at least the mid-1990s.

See our updated fact sheet: Graduation Test Update: States That Recently Eliminated or Scaled Back High School Exit Exams