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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 Arlen Davis’ briskly informative, convincing documentary “The Test & the Art of Thinking” takes aim at those gantlets of supposed aptitude measurement, the SAT and ACT (originally, the Scholastic Aptitude Test andAmerican College Testing, respectively; now known by their acronyms). We know they’re an all-important part of most four-year college entrance requirements, but do they reflect a student’s true exposure to education? Or are they just inflated obstacles with little to say about future academic performance or professional success?

Davis interviews students, teachers, parents, academics and tutors, and finds only more grounds for controversy — including the exams’ encroaching effect on what gets taught in high school (spoiler: whatever’s in the test) — than real answers about their value.

See the full piece here.

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