The Test & The Art of Thinking

THE TEST & THE ART OF THINKING

The Test & The Art of Thinking


Parents and students understand the energy and emotions conjured by the SAT, which is not only part of the college admissions process, but also a true rite of passage for teenagers in the United States. Most of us never forget our score, or how we feel about it. This film endeavors to support individuals—especially young people—by examining what the test measures and means, and asking a range of visionaries, admissions professionals, and interested parties to discuss the use and ramifications of the test

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Reviews


“Explains everything that’s wrong with using the SAT in the college admissions process”

JOHN DEFORE, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Finds only more grounds for controversy — including the exams’ encroaching effect on what gets taught in high school…”

ROBERT ABELE, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Doggedly questions an exam that affects the futures of millions”

KEN JAWOROWSKI, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A brutal takedown of a practice now warping K-12 education”

DAPHNE HOWLAND, THE VILLAGE VOICE

Press


SAT and ACT flunk out in documentary “The Test & the Art of Thinking”

The Los Angeles Times is the latest publication to pick up on "The Test & the Art of Thinking": Michael ...
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Film Asks If SAT Tests Fail or Help Students

From Voice of America, some notes on "The Test & the Art of Thinking": Students and parents worldwide bemoan the ...
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“The Test & the Art of Thinking”: The Problem With College Entrance Exams

Village Voice had this to say about "The Test & the Art of Thinking": College entrance exams remain a source ...
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Review: ‘The Test and the Art of Thinking’ Is About A) The SAT

From the New York Times: “Mathematics, science, being able to use the English language: These tests don’t measure it and ...
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Morning Joe talks The Test & the Art of Thinking

Test prep professional Akil Bello appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe this week to talk about The Test & the Art ...
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KCRW 89.9FM interviews Michael Arlen Davis on “Press Play” with Madeleine Brand

The director of a new documentary about the SAT and ACT found there is near agreement -- from tutors to ...
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Midday on WNYC interviews Michael Arlen Davis about “The Test & The Art of Thinking.”

We invite you to listen to an excerpt from an interview conducted by WNYC.org, a local NPR affiliate, with Canobie ...
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Steven Pinker Interviewed for “The Test and the Art of Thinking”

Steven Pinker We sat down with Steven Pinker in February for our upcoming documentary, "The Test and the Art of ...
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February Filming Update – “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title)

We had the privilege of interviewing esteemed professors, writers and tutors about the SAT in February. Below are some behind-the-scenes photos of these real-world ...
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Behind the Scenes Photos from “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title)

We spent some time in Boston this fall filming students and educators about the SAT. We talked to one Harvard ...
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Additional Info


Date: September 2015
Producers: Michael Arlen Davis and Jyll Johnstone