THE TEST & THE ART OF THINKING - Real to Reel

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Wed, May 9 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 

Description

REAL TO REEL


THE TEST & THE ART OF THINKING
Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 pm | Members $11 | Public $16 | Includes Reception
With Panel To Be Announced

For decades, the SAT & ACT have loomed colossal as a teenage rite of passage for those aspiring to college in the U.S. The experience, and the score, remain indelible for many. Students, academics, and test-taking professionals expose the bias and influence, both cultural and psychological.

Each year more than 3 million students take the SAT or ACT, the entrance exams required by most colleges. For decades there have been questions about exactly what these tests measure, what role they play in admission, and how predictive they are of academic success. The anxiety-provoking exams, and the billion-dollar test-prep industry that has grown around them, have also become lightning rods in the national debate over equity in educational opportunity. The Test & the Art of Thinking examines this controversy through interviews with students, parents, counselors, test-prep professionals and academics to provide a fascinating look at this uniquely American rite of passage and how it reflects deeper issues in our education system — and society as a whole. (USA, 2018, 81 min., NR, English | Dir. Michael Arlen Davis)