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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Exam volume declines as test-optional movement accelerates.

New fact sheet explains why inclusion in testing does not mean inclusion in meaningful learning.

FairTest has a collection of new and updated tools that parents, teachers, students and their allies can use to battle the overuse and misuse of standardized tests.

This fact sheet describes the damage caused by the use of standardized tests on young children, available in English and Español; written by Defending the Early Years and FairTest.

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