Monty Neill
Executive Director


  • Assessment

Monty Neill is executive director of  the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest). It’s mission is to “advance quality education and equal opportunity by promoting fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial evaluations of students, teachers and schools [and] to end the misuses and flaws of testing practices that impede those goals.” Neill has led FairTest’s work on testing in the public schools since 1987. He chairs the Forum on Educational Accountability, an alliance working to overhaul federal education law based on the Joint Organizational Statement on No Child Left Behind, signed by more than 150 national organizations. He has published widely on assessment reform issues. Neill earned his doctorate at Harvard University with his dissertation, The Struggle of Boston’s Black Community for Quality and Equality in Education: 1960-1985. He has taught and been an administrator in preschool, high school and college.