MT. MADONNA SCHOOL
THE ART OF THINKING
What are the
Entrance Exams Really Measuring?
Each year more than three 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.
On Thursday, February 28, at 6:30 pm, Mount Madonna
School will host a public screening of the film at the Community
Playhouse in Morgan Hill. Tickets are $5 general admission,
available at MMS-FilmScreening.bpt.me.
GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN