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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. 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.


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Botanical prints, created by the artist Nettizanne, are featured in “The Test & the Art of Thinking.” Many filmgoers have requested Canobie Films make these prints available for sale to the public, and now they are.