Test prep professional Akil Bello appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week to talk about The Test & the Art of Thinking and the impact standardized testing has on underserved communities. See the interview here:
The director of a new documentary about the SAT and ACT found there is near agreement — from tutors to college admissions officials — that the tests do not measure intelligence or knowledge.
We invite you to listen to an excerpt from an interview conducted by WNYC.org, a local NPR affiliate, with Canobie Films director/producer Michael Arlen Davis about “The Test & The Art of Thinking.” This interview took place on Thursday, April 26th in NYC, and we are grateful to DW Gibson for the opportunity, and to Neill Selzer for his participation in this fascinating discussion.
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We sat down with Steven Pinker in February for our upcoming documentary, “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title), which explores what the SAT measures and means.
Steven Pinker is a Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on language and cognition, writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time and The New Republic, and is the author of ten books. He was interviewed for “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title) in February, 2015.
His TED Talk “What our Language Habits Reveal”, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds — and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize.