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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On Thursday, June 4, 2015, FairTest will honor Karen Lewis and Leon Botstein with FairTest’s Deborah W. Meier Heroes in Education Award in recognition of their courageous activism and brilliant leadership.

This fact sheet explains why your school will in most cases not lose money or face sanctions if many students refuse to take the state test.

“New” SAT plan fails to address exam’s major flaws -- weak predictive value, susceptibility to coaching, and misuse; upcoming overhaul likely to spur test-optional admission.

Basic information and links on opting out/boycotting/refusing state and district tests.

This ran as an op ed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sunday April 5, 2015