FairTest Celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

December 8, 2009 





Seasons Greetings to you and your loved ones.


Here at FairTest, we are already looking beyond the upcoming holidays to 2010, our organization's 25th Anniversary.


In the two and a half decades since leaders of the country's civil rights, education reform, student and feminist organizations founded the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, we have faced incredible challenges and opportunities. Despite the power of the testing industry and the politicians who blindly support it, we have built a track record of success including:


  • leading the national movement for SAT/ACT-optional undergraduate admissions, which now includes nearly 850 colleges and universities;
  • exposing the damage to educational quality and equity from the nation's testing obsession;
  • demonstrating practical alternatives to low-level and unfair fill-in-the-bubble tests through landmark publications, such as Implementing Performance Assessment;
  • organizing a powerful network for overhauling the counter-productive "No Child Left Behind" law by gaining the signatures of 151 national organizations calling for reform; and
  • helping balance the public debate by being quoted in hundreds of media stories each year, speaking at major conferences, and hosting a web page drawing 1,300,000 pageviews annually. 


FairTest's capacity to continue delivering testing reform victories depends on your financial support. 


Please help us mark our 25th Anniversary by making your most generous possible contribution today to support winning campaigns for fair, open and educationally sound assessment.


Thanks for your continuing support. Best wishes for health and happiness in 2010.




Monty Neill                                                                Bob Schaeffer

Interim Executive Director                                         Public Education Director


P.S. Donations to FairTest are completely tax-deductible.


P.P.S. You can also contribute by mailing a check to FairTest, 15 Court Square, Boston, MA 02108.