The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) advances quality education and equal opportunity by promoting fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial evaluations of students, teachers and schools. FairTest also works to end the misuses and flaws of testing practices that impede those goals.
We place special emphasis on eliminating the racial, class, gender, and cultural barriers to equal opportunity posed by standardized tests, and preventing their damage to the quality of education. Based on Goals and Principles, we provide information, technical assistance and advocacy on a broad range of testing concerns, focusing on three areas: K-12, university admissions, and employment tests.
FairTest publishes an electronic newsletter and a full catalog of materials on both K- 12 and university testing to aid teachers, administrators, students, parents and researchers. FairTest also has numerous fact sheets available to educate you on standardized testing and alternative assessment.
FairTest is grateful for support from many organizations and individuals includingNational Education Association,the Bay and Paul Foundations, Chicago Teachers Union Foundation, Schott Foundation, New World Foundation, Wiener Educational Foundation, and many individual donors.