FairTest is There
When colleges decide to move away from reliance on standardized exams and look for fairer, more accurate ways to evaluate applicants. . . . FairTest is there leading the national movement for test-optional admissions, which now includes nearly 850 accredited, bachelor-degree granting schools.
When Barack Obama pushes to use discredited high-stakes tests to determine teacher pay and school closures. . . . FairTest is there coordinating the Forum on Educational Accountability to press an alternative point of view on Capitol Hill, with civil rights and education allies, and in the national news media.
When the National Merit Scholarship Corporation attacks school counselors for telling the truth about how the competition misuses test-scores to limit the number of winners from low-income and minority groups . . . . FairTest is there exposing the discriminatory policy and posting the controversial information for all to see
When Pennsylvania teachers need an ally to help stop a politically motivated, one-size-fits-all graduation test scheme . . . FairTest is there to provide strategic guidance, compelling testimony, and valuable resources.
These are just a few examples of how, for nearly 25 years, FairTest has been there for grassroots activists, teachers, students, parents, policy makers, and the news media who want to know the truth about standardized exams, how to fight back against the testing explosion, and fairer, educationally beneficial ways to evaluate students and schools.
Will FairTest continue to be there ?
The answer depends on you. The recession has forced foundations and major donors to cut back on grants for advocacy groups to make more funds available for direct services to the needy. To fill the gap, we need your financial support today.
You can help assure that FairTest will always be there by making your most generous possible donation right now either online at https://secure.entango.com/donate/MnrXjT8MQqk or by sending a check to 15 Court Square, Suite 820, Boston, MA 02108.
Many thanks for everything you do for the assessment reform movement. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Monty Neill Bob Schaeffer
P.S As one long-term donor said, “If FairTest did not exist, someone would have to reinvent it.” Please help keep us active and effective.
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