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.


As part of its 30th anniversary, FairTest will honor Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Lani Guinier with the Deborah W. Meier Heroes in Education Award. The ceremony will be November 11 in Cambridge, MA. For tickets and more information, go to

More than 30 additional schools adopted test-optional policies in the past year, including 13 over the summer of 2015 alone...

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.

see National Merit’s previously secret state-by-state cut-off scores and a table showing SAT scores by family income. . .

Now is the time to make sure a new federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the best possible replacement of “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) that we can win at this time.