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.


New SAT scores are meaningless because redesigned test is marketing ploy, not better college readiness tool.

Exam volume declines as test-optional movement accelerates.

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.

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 FairTest fact sheet on how to organize testing resistance and reform under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.