Michael Arlen Davis comes Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about his latest Documentary THE TEST & THE ART OF THINKING. The film traces the history and evolution of the SAT, “The Test” that keeps high school students up at night because it can determine who gets into college. 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 broader issues in our educational system and our society as a whole.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 7 PM (PST)
Tuesdays at 7PM (PST) on KXLU Los Angeles, 88.9 FM and streaming at kxlu.com
Each year more than 3 million high school students in the U.S. take an SAT or ACT college entrance exam. For decades there have been questions about what precisely these tests measure, how predictive they are of academic promise or success, and their role in admissions. Parents, students, and academics reflect upon this uniquely American rite of passage, exposing fascinating issues that extend broadly within education.