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The Test & the Art of Thinking
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7 pm
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Each year more than 3 million high school students take the SAT or ACT, the college entrance exams required by most four-year colleges in the United States. For decades, however, there have been questions about exactly what these tests measure, what role they play in the admissions process and how predictive they are of academic success. The anxiety-provoking exams, and the multibillion-dollar test-prep industry that has grown up around them, have also become lightning rods in the ongoing national debate over equity in educational opportunity.

In the new documentary feature The Test & the Art of Thinking, filmmaker Michael Arlen Davis 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 educational system–——and our society as a whole.

55-minute film, followed by panel & audience discussion.

Co-presented with the Parent Resource Center and Port Washington Advocates for Public Education

Free admission to all Conversations from Main Street programs is made possible by underwriting from The Angela & Scott Jaggar Foundation

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