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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 test that most colleges use as a measurement for an applicant’s aptitude, abilities or intelligence.

But one parent explores the lengths students and parents go to to score well on the SAT in the documentary “The Test and the Art of Thinking,” premiering April 27.

“What’s interesting is Carl Brigham, who created the SAT, later on wrote a number of articles debunking his original premise that these certain psychological quizzes had the authority that he originally thought,” Michael Arlen Davis, the director of the film, told VOA.

“But it hasn’t stopped, it never really stopped in its tracks the sort of notion of IQ.”

Read more of their observations right here.