Welcome to FairTest

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.

Test Optional Colleges

What's New


Colleges and Universities Are Test-Optional or Test-Free for Fall 2024 Applicants

Report:"Merit" Awards: Myths, Realities and Barriers to Access

Contrary to public perception, the overwhelming majority of “merit” scholarships for college do not rely on standardized test scores. Still, the significant number of state funded and state flagship scholarships that do pose a real barrier to college access and transfer wealth from poor to rich. Read the FairTest Report.

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FairTest's October Celebration

Honoring the 2023 Deborah Meier Heroes of Education

Congressman Jamaal Bowman


Ann Cook

Essex Restaurant, 124 Rivington Street, New York, NY

October 2, 2023

6-8:30 PM


FairTest works for usage of educational assessments to enhance student learning and outcomes and to improve school quality rather than to punish students, teachers, and schools.

Higher Education

FairTest works to end overuse and misuse of admissions tests, which research shows provides only limited predictive validity and disadvantages women, low-income students, and underrepresented minorities.

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Members of the Media

For all inquiries contact:

Harry Feder:  harry@fairtest.org, 917-273-8939 OR

Bob Schaeffer:  bobschaeffer@fairtest.org, 239-395-6773