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.


This year end season, your donation will help FairTest and the national testing resistance and reform movement achieve many more meaningful victories in 2019.

Polls show public opinion is now on our side. FairTest’s new executive director, Andre Green, is already working to transform our intellectual wins into real policy changes. Because of your support, we have made major progress in rolling back K-12 testing overkill and increasing the number of ACT/SAT-optional colleges.

With your generous help we will win even more victories in 2019! Simply click here

or mail your check to: FairTest, 88 Governor Winthrop Road, Somerville, MA 02145. You can also use this direct link:

Thank YOU, and best wishes for the coming holiday season!

See FairTest's reaction to the release of the 2018 ACT and SAT scores. Including score charts.

FairTest fact sheet explains opting out, links to fact sheets on federal law, and more.

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Please donate to help FairTest grow the testing resistance and reform movement by clicking here.

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.

The number of states requiring high school graduation exams in language arts and math has declined rapidly over the past few years. Only twelve states have graduation tests in place for the high school class of 2019, down from a high of 27 that had or planned such tests.