FairTest’s work to reduce the role of standardized tests as gatekeepers to higher. Through research, presentations, and public awareness campaign we’ve led the test optional movement that has led to a reduction in reliance on standardized tests in admissions to universities and graduate schools.
This section contains material about the misuse of standardized test scores to evaluate, pay, promote or fire school teachers and administrators. It includes material critiquing what is called “value added measurement” or VAM and “growth models” . For information on tests of teachers themselves (e.g., the Praxis), see http://fairtest.org/resources/teacher.