Fighting for Better Assessment

FairTest has been, and will continue to be, the go-to source in the fight against excessive reliance on standardized tests as the gatekeeper of higher education. The progress in college admissions will be undercut, however, if we fail to address the real barriers to quality education and good teaching. We must redouble our efforts to fight unnecessary testing that still pervades the public-school landscape.  Read about our strategic vision to promote authentic performance-based assessment in K-12 schooling and to fight standardized testing policies that undermine quality education and the access to such education by marginalized communities.

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Assessment for Equity and Excellence

Throughout my teaching career in New York City public schools, I considered myself extraordinarily lucky.  As a social studies teacher at Urban Academy and The …

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Data From Public Colleges

Data showing the impact of test optional policies is often found in public college’s Board of Trustees or Faculty senate meeting documents. These reports are …

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New Digital SAT is Marketing Ploy

Shifting an unnecessary, biased, coachable, and poorly predictive multiple-choice exam that few schools currently require from pencil-and-paper delivery to an electronic format does not magically …

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Two-Thirds of Bachelor-degree Granting U.S. Colleges and Universities Will Not Require ACT/SAT Scores From Fall 2022 Applicants

for further information, contact: Bob Schaeffer(239) 395-6773 mobile (239) 699-0468 for immediate release Thursday, July 29, 2021 MORE THAN 1,600 ACCREDITED U.S. FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES AND …

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National Call to Suspend High-Stakes Testing in Spring 2021

for further information, contact: Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773 mobile (239) 699-0468 for immediate release Wednesday, December 2, 2020 ASSESSMENT REFORMERS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO SUSPEND HIGH-STAKES …

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College Board Sued By Students, Fair-Testing Advocates For Access And Technology Failures On Computerized AP Exams

FairTest The National Center for Fair & Open Testing MILLER ADVOCACY GROUP BAKER, KEENER & NAHRA, LLP, Trial Attorneys for further information, contact: Bob Schaeffer …

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