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Avoiding Stress During Testing - Testing is important because it is one of the ways to evaluate our performance in school as well as in regular activities such as obtaining a drivers license, employment etc, but it can create high levels of anxiety to the test taker. Stress is usually a result of misconception of what is on the test, as well as the preparation of the test taker. In order to have a successful test taking experience, it is important to implement test taking strategies. We will cover a few to help you have a positive testing experience....   [tags: Testing, ] 451 words
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Testing is Overrated - Students dread the time of the year when they stop with their course material and begin to prepare for test. Everyone is in agreement that some type of revolution is needed when it comes to education; eliminating standardized test will aid the reform. The need for standardized testing has proven to be ineffective and outdated; some leading educationalist also believe this because the tests do not measure a student’s true potential. This will save money, stop labeling, and alleviate stress in students and teachers....   [tags: testing, education, standardized testing, ]
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The Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing - INTRODUCTION Imagine walking into school on day one of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program, or better known as TCAP. You are rushed to your proctor’s room. This is just day one of the six long grueling test days. The school board is counting on you to score high enough to reflect positively on your school district. Each session will last up to sixty minutes with just enough time for most students to finish. There are usually three sessions per day. For most students, this process is one which is dreaded with each coming year....   [tags: Standardized Testing]
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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing - “It’s awful. I just cringe every time I walk in the teacher’s room because these tests are the only topic of conservation in there, and it raises your anxiety just to hear how scared everybody is. A few years ago, I really loved teaching, but this is intense… I’m not sure how long I can take it “(Barksdale-Ladd, Thomas 390). Two major classifications of standardized testing are norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing. These two tests are the most frequently used and well known method of testing in the United States as well as numerous other countries in the world....   [tags: High-Stakes Testing]
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The Pros and Cons of Genetic Testing - In 2003, the Human Genome Project was completed. The project was an international research effort whose ultimate goal was to sequence the human genome and identify its genes. Upon completion, the Human Genome Project provided a complete sequence of the nearly 3 billion base pairs in the human genome. By essentially creating a blueprint of what makes a healthy human, we know what a normal, un-mutated genome looks like. That being said, genetic testing is now available to essentially anyone. While genetic testing may put us a great advantage scientifically, it could also be a set-back....   [tags: Genetic Testing Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing - Standardized testing is a down fall to many students but also an opportunity for many others. Standardized testing has its pros and its cons. It can be the make it or break it factor into getting into colleges you are hoping to attend or the scholarships you want to earn. Some people may have their opinions about the test, whether they hate it or not but the fact is that it’s here to stay. What exactly is standardized testing you may ask, it is a test which measures the knowledge among different students....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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No Drug Testing in the Workplace - Is it appropriate for employers to test staff for drugs or alcohol. How reliable are these results. Why should some one invade your privacy. Do drug testing determine your skills level for a job. What do drug testing in the work force prove. The arguments against drug testing are it is excessively invasive, may damage relations between employers and employees, and could hamper the recruitment and retention of good staff. In 1986 the Regan administration recommended a drug-testing program for employers....   [tags: legal issues, drug testing]
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The Controversy of Testing on Animals - The Controversy of Testing on Animals Facilities that use animals for teaching, experimentations, surgery or testing purposes are known as research facilities. Currently, there are twelve animal research facilities in the state of Alabama ("General Information on Animal Research"). There are many different reasons why animals are used for research. Animals are used to test the products used in cosmetics, for biomedical research, for military defense and food production. Many people including the general public, scientists and government officials do not necessarily agree to the terms and conditions to which these animals are used for testing The optimistic viewpoints for animal testing ar...   [tags: Animal Testing, Medicine, Cosmetics]
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Standardized Testing a Failure in Education - Standardized testing scores proficiencies in most generally accepted curricular areas. The margin of error is too great to call this method effective. “High test scores are generally related to things other than the actual quality of education students are receiving” (Kohn 7). “Only recently have test scores been published in the news-paper and used as the primary criteria for judging children, teachers, and schools.”(2) Standardized testing is a great travesty imposed upon the American Public School system....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing - The United States recognizes that standardized testing is a central part of the educational system in our country. What many people do not know though is the history of where it came from. Beginning in the mid-1800’s prestigious universities decided they wanted to give more students across the country a better chance at going into higher education, but at the time there was not a way to measure the capabilities of students in both high class and low class families. This is how standardized testing came into play....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Risks and Limitations of Genetic Testing - People might have different reasons for genetic testing. For some people it may be important to know if they will be diagnosed with a disease in a future or not, some may want to know whether the disease could be prevented or treated. Genetic testing is a type of medical test that can identify changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. The result of this test can tell the person's chance of developing any genetic disorder. Some cases the cause of the illness could be unknown to the physician. Genetic testing will also help them to determine the cause of the disease and the possible cure....   [tags: medical testing, dna, genome]
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Medical Testing on Prisoners, Not Animals - Medical testing is a common thing. Everybody knows the importance of it. The thing is not everybody knows how a lot of the experiments are conducted. For the people who do not know animals are abused and mistreated for the sake of medical research every day. Even though animal research has played a key role in the advancement of medicine it is still inhuman, because only 6% of animals are used for medical testing. (About My Planet) Prisoners should be used in the place of animals for the advancement of medical history....   [tags: Science Experiments, Animal Testing]
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Review of a Video on Standardized Testing - The video I chose was Assessment in Math and Science: What’s the Point. Workshop 5: You WILL Be Tested on This!: Standardized Testing. After viewing the video I have learned the pros and cons of the standardized test. The main discussion was on the Massachusetts State Test and the implications teachers and student face in teaching and taking the test. The video was important on focusing not on teaching to the test, but pointing out ways to focus your teaching on students performances in the classroom and how to bridge the gap from rote testing to a child’s ability to move into an active assessment format....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays] 869 words
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Mandatory HIV Testing is Wrong - TABLE OF CONTENTS S No Topic Page No 1 Introduction 3 2 Mandatory HIV testing among Pregnant women 4 3 Pros of Mandatory HIV testing for pregnant women 5-6 4 Arguments against Mandatory testing for pregnant women 7 5 Arguments against Mandatory Premarital HIV Testing 8-9 6 Proponents of Mandatory Premarital HIV Testing 10 7 Conclusions 10-11 8 Recommendations 12 9. References 12-13 Introduction There are different kinds of HIV testing: voluntary testing, where the person tested makes the decision; mandatory testing, where you are tested whether or not you want to be tested; and routine testing, where, if you got some blood drawn for some other reason, an ex...   [tags: Pro Con HIV Testing ]
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Standardized Testing: The SAT and the ACT - Standardized testing has played an important role in the college admission decisions. The role of admission exams is always changing and evolving with time. The most prominent exams used are the SAT and the ACT. Their purpose is for gauging student knowledge for placement and possible success rate. Each test is comprised of numerous educational factors to gauge knowledge. The SAT and the ACT derived from other test forms to become what they are today. In addition to being an entrance exam, the grades obtained from these exams are used to formulate statistical information....   [tags: Testing, Evaluation Essays]
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Animal Testing Should Be Banned - Animal testing : Why are animals being tortured. An English philosopher Jeremy Bentham once stated his question about animals “Can they reason?Can they talk. most importantly, Can they suffer?”(Peter Singer) Are animals born to be experimented . In fact,95% of animals are not protected by Federal Animal Welfare act[AWA] in experiments(The Hastings Center). Some people think animal testing is unjust because of how they treat animals and use animals. which is just cruel and inhumane. I mean why are scientists using animals when we can use humans for more reliable information....   [tags: Animal Testing Essays]
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Animal Testing: Pros and Cons - The ethical treatment and testing on animals is a widely controversial subject in the field of zoology. Views on animal testing range from positivity to full negativity. Animals such as mice and rats have been found to have psychological and genetic similarities that relate to humans which make them perfect for the experimental trials. Before various products are put out for humans consumption, animals are the most common way for companies to see if their new inventions work. The benefits and improvements to modern medicine as a result of animal testing should be weighed heavily against the harmful and toxic ingredients used in such experiments and their detrimental effects on test subject...   [tags: Animal Testing Debate]
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Animal Testing Should be Banned - Animals are used in research to develop new medicines and for scientists to test the safety of the medicines. This animal testing is called vivisection. Research is being carried out at universities, medical schools and even in primary and elementary schools as well as in commercial facilities which provide animal experiments to industry. (UK Parliament) In addition, animals are also used in cosmetic testing, toxicology tests, “defense research” and “xenotransplantation”. All around the world, a huge amount of animals are sentenced to life in a laboratory cage and they are obliged to feel loneliness and pain....   [tags: Against Animal Testing]
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Animal Testing Should Be Banned - Animal testing for human safety is inhumane and must be banned. Beloved house pets such as rodents, rabbits and even dogs are being tested on all over the world. These powerless and voiceless animals are intentionally given dreadful diseases to find cures while scientists could be finding alternative ways of testing instead of using our furry friends. Furthermore, the tests are not precise because there have been products found to cause cancer in animals but also cures human ailments. Why are humans authorised to conduct such inhumane things, who gave humans the power of heartlessly torturing feeble animals....   [tags: Negative Effects of Animal Testing]
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The Problems With Standardized Testing  - "If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn't be here." -- Michelle Obama Standardized tests have historically been used as measures of how students are compared with one another or how much of a particular curriculum they have learned throughout the semester or year. Consequently, standardized tests are being used to make major decisions about students, such as grade promotion or high school graduation, and higher education evaluation. Various numbers of students across America have had to repeat classes because of the way standardized tests are used to pass or fail students....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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The Disadvantages Of Standardized Testing - Standardized tests must be improved. Instead of traditional standardized testing, random testing should be put in place and tests themselves should be reconstructed to promote fairness, reduce errors and and more accurately assess student’s knowledge. Testing should be done to random groups of students on random dates throughout the year. There will be a large enough group of students to give a good idea of how well material is being taught but a small enough group that not everyone needs to take the test....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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The Failure of Standardized Testing - Nearly thirty percent of students in this year’s graduating class will not earn their high school diploma (Swanson). In the United States the rate of college graduation is only thirty eight percent, while in 2010, Canada’s college graduation rate was near sixty percent (Lee). In an effort to help with the problem of achievement in America, President Bush, in 2002, signed the No Child Left Behind Act. The Act called for 100 percent of students to be proficient in both reading and math in state given tests by the year 2014....   [tags: Against Standardized Testing]
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The Drawbacks of Standardized Testing - “….American schools administer more than one hundred million tests per year” (“Facts” 125). Standardized tests are used frequently across the country in many schools to evaluate students on certain subjects. Usually, students are hammered with test prep by their teachers, as well as stressed to learn everything on time. Teachers worry about teaching to the test so they can have successful students as well not worry about bad test scores jeoprodizing their jobs. But the fact of the matter is that a lot more than studying can go into testing....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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The Cons Of Standardized Testing - The Standardized Testing System, instituted in the public school system, has been used as a guideline in assessing a student’s comprehension of the subjects taught in the classroom and for measuring a teacher’s aptitude of relating the subject material to the students (Fletcher). Florida has instituted a new Bill SB-736 that will now no longer grant teacher’s tenure, and will use the scores from the FCAT to decide whether a teacher will keep their job. While originally created to help the school system, standardized testing has been shown to have many problems, and even to cause harm to students, teachers, and schools....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Animal Testing Should Be Banned - Ricky Gervais, an English comedian and actor, once said, "Dear intelligent people of the world, don't get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now f***ing stop torturing animals." (Gervais). Although people may receive Mr. Gervais’ words as harsh, his message contains truth, that people need to stop testing on animals. Animals need to stop being the center of laboratory and farm experiments, or at least given more rights to protect their general welfare and life. Scientists started using animals in testing in 1851 as a part of learning in the classroom at universities (ProQuest)....   [tags: Animal Testing Essays]
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The Disadvantages of Standardized Testing - Standardized tests are exams that are supposed to measure a child’s academic knowledge but have long been a controversial subject of discussion. Although it is one method to see how a child is performing, is it the best method. Standardized testing can be biased or unfair, inhibit both the teacher’s and the children’s creativity and flexibility, affect funding for schools, cause untested subjects to be eliminated from the curriculum, and cause anxiety for children and teachers. Standardized tests can also be biased or unfair because questions on these tests necessitate understanding and abilities that typically children from advantaged families have (Kohn, A, 2000)....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Standardized Testing and Teacher Cheating - In the contemporary American education system high-stakes standardized testing has resulted in a focus on extensive test preparation, as well as a large increase in the numbers of teachers cheating by alternating their students' test scores. Both these phenomena are a direct consequence of the incentives and punishments directly linked to standardized test results. Many teachers have taken acceptable measures in improving their students’ scores, such as simply “teaching to the test”, and taking class time to teach test taking techniques and procedures often resulting in a significant loss in time for other important standards and benchmarks that are not tested on....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Flaws In Current Standardized Testing - The use of standardized tests is not something new. Everyone should know about their importance and the emphasis put on them, along with the stress that follows. There are multiple choice tests, high-stakes tests, and the dreaded time-limited tests. It is true to say not all tests are created equal; however, every one of these tests has serious flaws. Standardized tests are unfair because they fail to measure students' abilities, they cause an unnecessary amount of stress, and there are too many incentives to teach the test....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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The Debate Over Standardized Testing - In classrooms all across America, students sit perched over their desks in the process of taking standardized tests. As the students take the tests, teachers pace nervously up and down the rows of their classroom, hoping and praying that their students can recall the information which they have presented. Some children sit relaxed at their desks, calmly filling in the bubbles and answering essay questions. These children are well prepared and equipped to handle their tests. Other children, however, sit hunched over their desks, pondering over questions, trying to guess an answer....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Genetic Testing of African Americans - Introduction Many people have often wondered about their past and where they come from, but different people react differently when it comes to finding out where they originally came from. Some actively seek to find out for themselves through researching their family history or by undergoing genetic testing, and their reaction may be either positive, or even negative, especially if their racial origin is not what they might have expected. The Afro-American community is particularly receptive towards such testing because it helps them to identify with their African origins and deal with the emotional impact of their upsetting history in which their ancestors were forcibly brought to the Ameri...   [tags: Genetic Testing Essays]
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Why Standardized Testing Is Important - The essence of an individual is based on their past: their memories, their reactions, their pain and their pleasures. Like a mosaic, these minuscule virtues can be put together to define a larger personality. Even from this perspective, the difference between details and the big picture play an important role. Throughout every individual’s lifespan they must set their perspective and decide which they would rather focus on: the big picture or the details that make it up. In Anna Quindlen’s writing, "Homeless" she states that “Sometimes I think we would be better off if we forgot about the broad strokes and concentrated on the details” (194)....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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The Cons of Animal Testing - At this moment, millions of animals know cold cages in laboratories as home, but why. Some of these animals are subjects for medical research purposes, while others are used out of pure curiosity and to test different products. Majority of these animals are used in painful experiments and are left in agony. While many of them die, a few animals survive, but these unfortunate ones wish they could be put out of their misery as well. Although scientists have resources they could use to lower the pain each animal endures and even alternatives of their test subjects, millions of innocent creatures are still suffering....   [tags: Animal Testing Essays]
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Drug Testing Throughout Society - Drug testing has become a huge and lucrative business. According to a recent Ezine article, “with at least fifteen large U.S. corporations supplying laboratory testing, employees and others are only a few minutes’ drive from a testing facility.” The article goes on to say that drug testing ranges from employers who use drug testing as a pre-employment screening tool to parents who want to keep tabs on the well being of their teenagers. There are many groups that frequently use drug testing as a screening mechanism ....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Emphasis on Standardized Testing - All throughout ones educational career, students are required to take standardized tests to show their progress and if they meet certain requirements they could qualify them for higher educational opportunities. Some common standardized test include: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Testing (ACT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Missouri Assessment Program (MAP), and Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL). Standardized tests are designed so that each person taking the test has the same chance to do well so that the scores can be compared to one another....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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The Genetic Testing Controversy - A lot of controversial issues present themselves in psychology. Two topics that I will be discussing in this essay are the controversy over genetic testing and what things would be like without genetic testing. I will be describing what genetic testing is, and how it can affect an individual’s family life. I will be discussing the benefits of genetic counseling, as well as the positives without genetic counseling, and how this issue is debated in a psychological view. Genetic testing, can affect a person’s life in many ways....   [tags: Genetic Testing Pros & Cons]
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Standardized Testing Is Counterproductive - Excessive testing has been integrated in the public school system to measure student intelligence, observe teacher proficiency, and distribute federal funds since the passage of the No Child Left behind Act (NCLBA) of 2001. The (NCLBA) ‘‘called for 100% of the nation’s public school students to become proficient in mathematics and reading by 2014’’ through the usage of standardized testing (Hanson 3). Since the inception of this policy there have been numerous issues involved in these tests. ‘‘Instead of providing equal access for all children, the frenetic use of mandated testing in schools and in teacher education is having the opposite effect’’ (Richardson 34)....   [tags: Problems With High Stakes Testing]
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Horrors of Animal Testing - Animal testing for human safety is inhumane and must be banned. Beloved house pets such as rodents, rabbits and even dogs are being tested on all over the world. These powerless and voiceless animals are intentionally given dreadful diseases to find cures while scientists could be finding alternative ways of testing instead of using our furry friends. Furthermore, the tests are not precise because there have been products found to cause cancer in animals but also cures human ailments. Why are humans authorised to conduct such inhumane things, who gave humans the power of heartlessly torturing feeble animals....   [tags: Animal Testing Essays]
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The Standardized Testing Debate - Standardized testing is one of the most hotly debated topics in education. Experts in education have different views on the topic. Standardized testing refers to a testing method whereby students are subjected to the same assessment procedures set by examiners that intend to examine and score them as part of a wider student’s body. Standardized tests are of two kinds, the aptitude tests and the achievement tests. The aptitude test examines the students’ advanced skills or competency. Achievement tests evaluate students’ understanding in a formal educational institution and reviews their performance and understanding of key concepts....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Problems With Standardized Testing - In Standardized Testing and Its Victims, an article written for Education Week, Alfie Kohn states: Standardized testing has swelled and mutated, like a creature in one of those old horror movies, to the point that it now threatens to swallow our schools whole.... Our children are tested to an extent that is unprecedented in our history and unparalleled anywhere else in the world. While previous generations of American students have had to sit through tests, never have the tests been given so frequently, and never have they played such a prominent role in schooling....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Is Animal Testing Wrong or Right? - Ninety two percent of all animal testing that is effective on animals are ineffective on humans (ASPCA). Despite this alarming statistic, scientists still use animals in these experiments. Scientist give the animals no choice in whether they or going to be used in an experiment. Animal testing is when scientist use products, vaccinations or other things they develop for humans and use on animals. Scientist use all types of animals, but the most common are rats, mice, birds, reptiles and amphibians (ASPCA)....   [tags: scientists experiments, animal testing, cosmetics]
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Standardized Testing Damages Education - Intro The purpose of standardized testing is to help guide the teachers teach students the basics of what they need to know in order to move ahead in school. These tests are standard for core classes in any grade but differ from state to state. For Virginia it’s SOLs (standards of learning) in Arizona it’s AIMS (Arizona’s instrument to measure standards), although the name differs the purpose it the same in all states. These tests are to measure how much the students have learned throughout the year....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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The Standardized Testing Nightmare - As children grow up some of their frightful memories include a visit to the dentist or to the first day in elementary school. Perhaps their greatest nightmare is standardized testing. Since starting school as first graders students are taught to test in the United States. In many cases students are placed in remedial classes or even held back because of their low grades. Many do not realize that the students with low grades are mainly students who are not good test takers, and educators start to believe that these students are low achievers....   [tags: High-Stakes Standardized Testing]
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Animal Testing is Unnecessary and Cruel - Carrots the rabbit has been under experimentations for almost all of his life. He has to suffer so someone can wash his or her hair. The makers of Dove shampoo are probably going to shove shampoo down his throat his reaction to it. Even if the rabbit lives through the experiment, there still going to kill him to see what happened to his organs. If this were a human being experimented on, people would be mesmerized. Scientist are debating whether shoving shampoo down a rabbits throat is effective....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animals, Animal rights] 479 words
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Say "No" to Animal Testing - I. Every year, over 100 million animals sit in U.S laboratories waiting to be burned, crippled, poisoned and abused (“11 Facts about Animal Testing” par.1). a. Animals deserve the same security and wellbeing as humans and therefore should not be subjected to that kind of neglect and abuse. b. Animals that are a part of some kind of new medication research rarely make it out alive. In fact, 92% of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials because they are too dangerous or don’t work (“11 Facts about Animal Testing” par....   [tags: scientific testing, animal welfare act]
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Animal Testing is Necessary, but Should All Testing of Pharmaceuticals be Carried Out on Animals? - Introduction Animals have been used for pharmaceutical testing throughout history. The Greeks in early BC were the first to carry out animal testing using live animals to test experiments and different medicines on. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_animal_testing) Animal testing has provided many positives to human lives but is still a controversial issue. Some people believe that animal testing is unnecessary and alternatives should be considered. Others believe animal testing is essential to find if certain drugs are harmful to humans....   [tags: animal rights, animal testing]
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Student Assessment - The Importance of Standardized Testing - The point here is that standardized testing is necessary to evaluate students and programs achievement or ability. In my opinion it is a good basic start to understanding the development of human- kind in many aspects. For example, in a school setting, standardizing tests are used to measure developmental stages or reading levels, just to name a few. School Psychologist and Counselors use standardizing testing to look at the development of students. They will agree severe disabilities to be initially detected by some source of standardized testing....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays] 1152 words
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Mandatory Drug Testing for Student Athletes - High schools in various school districts have conducted research to try and prove that mandatory drug testing can prevent drug use among student athletes. Mandatory drug testing already occurs at the college and professional level in almost all sports. Drug testing is required at the higher levels because steroids and other drugs are often used to gain a competitive advantage (Bouchard and Sprague 1). To ensure that students remain drug free and improve their performance not only in their sport, but also in the classroom, it is necessary for authorities to perform a mandatory drug test throughout each high school (Issit and Newton 1)....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Animal Testing is Vital to Medical Advances - Research is responsible for virtually all the medical breakthroughs there have been- there are medicines and vaccines and cures and treatments and more life saving benefits being developed today- but an important factor to the development of medical advances is the inclusion of animals in research. Virtually almost everyone alive has benefited from the medical advances made feasible through animal testing. According to my aunt Blanca, who is a mother of a child who was diagnosed with severe epilepsy says, “We should be thankful and supportive of animal testing” (Perez)....   [tags: vaccines, animal testing]
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Standardized Testing and No Child Left Behind - Policy Identification and Explanation Every year, students are required to participate in standardized testing. Why would each student be forced to take such tests every year. This is because of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001(NCLB). In the NCLB Act of 2001 Public Law 107-110 115 Stat. 1445-6, it states that, “each state plan shall demonstrate that the state has adopted challenging academic content standards and challenging student academic achievement standards that will be used by the state, its local educational agencies, and its schools to carry of this part” (The NCLB LAW)....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays] 989 words
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Drug Testing For Missouri Welfare Recipients - On 30 January 2011, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill and sent it to the senate that would require drug testing for those receiving state Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) funds. Funding from food stamps, medicare, and public housing would not be affected by this bill (Keller – House). According to Columbia Tribune reporter Rudi Keller, the bill is very similar to the Arizona law which is the only other state that tests welfare recipients. Missouri and Arizona would use a questionare and interview which would determine which applicants to test....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Standardized Testing Is Inaccurate For Teacher Evaluation - The United States of America is ranked 15th in the world for it’s quality of education. Improvement in our education system is necessary if we want to keep up with the best nations in the world. Over the past ten years, a new push has been made to improve education in America through programs like No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. States across the country are assessing teachers and schools by using standardized test scores. By using standardized test scores, states link high stakes to the results such as grant money, salary, and jobs as incentive to improve the scores for the following year....   [tags: high-stakes testing essays]
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Employee Drug Testing: Fair and Effective - Annually in America, billions of taxpayer dollars are spent to pay for the unnecessary expenses caused by drug-impaired employees. Workers whose performances are negatively altered by drug use contribute to losses in business productivity and assist in lowering workplace safety. On average, according to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), $100 billion is lost per year due to accidents, decreases in productivity, and other related expenses caused by incompetent, drug abusing employees (“Coalitions”)....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Random Drug Testing is Ethical and Necessary - The work place is not meant to be boring. For most working is a way to provide for themselves and their families. Drug testing for employees will solve many problems that not only occur at work but as well as in society. Drug testing is only performed on about 1/3 of all applicants in America. The effect of substance abuse in the work place is a large problem employers face when issues arise with new employees or veteran employees. Although there are many factors and limitations that employers must consider and inform their employees of, the bottom line comes down to finding the best workers to produce a good service or quality product....   [tags: Pre-Employment Drug Testing]
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How Standardized Testing Effects the Education - As child growing up some of the frightful memories include a visit to the dentist; an evil man with scary drill whose solve purpose is to hurt you or the first day in elementary school you finally leave all behind the cozy classrooms and nap times of kindergarten and enter the big leagues. All of these are considered a cakewalk compared to standardize testing. Since the start of elementary school students in the United States are taught to test. In many instances students are held back or placed in remedial classes because of lower grades....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays] 2676 words
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Random Student Drug Testing (RSDT) - What is drug testing. Drug testing is an examination of biologic material such as urine, hair, saliva, or sweat to detect the presence of specific drugs and determine prior drug use. Student random drug testing programs, RSDT, is increasingly common (Edwards). RSDT can help identify the students who are already abusing illicit drugs. Yet most schools only drug test the students, when they should also be drug testing the teachers and staff. Illicit drug use interferes with the ability to learn, affects other students learning and disrupts the teaching environment (Random)....   [tags: School Drug Testing Programs]
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Benefits of Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients - Introduction Random drug screening involves the experimental analysis that utilizes specimens such as saliva, hair, blood or urine in order to determine the presence of certain drugs or their metabolites. These tests are usually done to ascertain the presence or absence of prohibited drugs or steroids. On the other hand, the state welfare assistance/ government assistance is a government funded program that was started in 1930 during which period US citizens and the rest of the world were facing the great depression (Welfare Information, par.1)....   [tags: Drug Testing Public Assistance]
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Standardized Testing Hinders The Learning Process - Teachers spend time on the memorization of specific words that will be on the state test, not vocabulary building exercises. Educators have pep rallies that take educational time away from lesson plans and teaching in order to have the students learn cheers expressing how well they are going to do on the state test. Excess teacher and administration time is spent figuring out game plans, not for teaching students, but rather for figuring out how to increase test scores. Meanwhile, when students are truly excited about exploring a topic in depth, they are shut down because there is no time to learn, only time to memorize items that might be on these tests....   [tags: Against Standardized Testing Essays] 1159 words
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Mandatory Drug Testing for Student Athletes - In many high schools around the country, student athletes are using drugs. “The percent of students that have drunk alcohol is 72.5% while the number of students who have used marijuana is 36.8%” (Report: Nearly Half of High School Students Using Drugs, Alcohol). The students believe that since they are athletes that they do not need to abide by the rules because they feel more superior and that the narcotic will not hurt or affect them. Implementing random drug tests for athletes will create a positive image and not hurt others or themselves....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Excessive Standardized Testing Must Stop - Standardized tests are examinations administered to the children of the United States. Some states have exit exams, meaning a student must pass the test to continue or finish their education. Here in Virginia, students are tested from 3rd grade to 8th grade on the Standards of Learning tests also known as the Virginia SOL’s. Students from Kindergarten on up will take the Cognitive Ability Test or Cog AT and Benchmark tests throughout the year. High school students have their choice of taking the SAT’s or ACT’s or if they would like to join the military they will be given the ASVAB....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Drug Testing Program - a. Should Castulon Corporation establish a drug-testing program. Castulon should establish a drug testing program because of the potential benefits that overrides the potential risks associated with such program. The bottom line of the company is profitability and stakeholder’s benefits; however, drugs do not contribute to any of these. The company relies on employee productivity, reduces employee turnover and absenteeism, reduced cases related to workers compensations. The impact of the drug testing program within the company on their morale and productivity will be heavy but will soon wear off....   [tags: policy program, random testing]
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Mandatory Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients - The process of drug testing individuals who are applying or receiving welfare benefits has recently become the focus of a widely spread controversy. Florida, the first state to pass the law, now requires all individuals applying for public assistance to undergo drug testing. The state of Kentucky, among others, have considered following this trend. State lawmakers hope to prevent the squandering of taxpayer dollars on drugs by proposing similar guidelines. Alabama’s states representative Kerry Rich clearly affirmed his state’s position on the matter, “I don’t think the taxpayers should have to help fund somebody’s drug habit” (qtd....   [tags: Require Drug Testing to Receive Welfare]
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Mandatory Drug Testing for High School Athletes - “A medical dictionary defines a drug as ‘any substance that when taken into the living organism may modify one or more of its functions’” (Newton 12). However, when speaking of drug testing for abuse a person is usually thinking about illegal drugs or drugs that can alter athletic performance in sporting events. Mandatory drug testing was not allowed in public schools until June 2002 when the Supreme Court allowed for public schools to do random drug testing (Carroll 23). This decision allowed for drug testing in all schools throughout the United States not just for athletes but also students who are in any activities within the school, for example clubs and competitive events (Carroll 23)...   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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The Negative Impact of High Stakes Standardized Testing - Standardized testing is not a new concept; it has been in use since the mid to late 1990’s. However the “high stakes” focus on standardized testing is. The practices that accompany standardized testing have long been in debate. Those in favor of standardized testing will argue that the testing creates a system that increases grades and accountability among teachers, students and school districts across the country. On the other hand those that oppose standardized testing will argue the ill effects that standardized testing can have on students, teachers, and schools....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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It's Time for a More Responsible Approach to Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - The debate about using animals for medical testing has been ongoing for years. The struggle is usually between extreme animal rights activists and scientists. The animal rights activists believe animals should never be used for research, and the scientists believe any use of animals is acceptable. Listed below are factual historical accounts of animal use, statistics, and arguments against the use of animals. In ancient Greece animals were used for the study of life science. To learn about body functions scientists would cut into a live animal to observe vital parts in action....   [tags: Animal Testing]
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Random Drug Testing Should NOT Be Allowed in Schools - The big controversy right now within the government and high schools is whether or not random drug testing should be legal in schools. There are many reasons why it should not be legalized, one reason being it goes against the fourth amendment. Why should we have testing in schools when many major health organizations oppose it. All it will do is make teens turn to other illegal and counterproductive things. These are many reasons why drug testing should not be allowed in high schools. In the Fourth Amendment it states that the rights of the people are to be secured in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizure....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing] 584 words
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Standardized Testing - I. Standardized tests can not accurately measure intellectual merit because racial and gender stereotypes interfere with the intellectual functioning of those taking the tests, according to Stanford Psychology Professor Claude Steele. The educational system in United States has been using standardized tests to evaluate the performance of students. The first documented achievement test took place in the period of 1840-1875. The earliest tests were meant for individual evaluation, but the results were used to compare schools and students....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Standardized Testing - The No Child Left Behind Act and Standardized Testing: State, National, and International American Education has been a work in progress for the past century and a half. To measure its progress, successes, and failings, there are standardized tests. These tests have been used to compare schools, states, and nations. The key subjects being tested as a universal measure are mathematics, reading, and science. To help improve the scores on these tests, the United States put into law the No Child Left Behind act in 2001....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Drug Testing: Creating a Better Work Environment - In 1986, drug testing was enforced for Federal work places by the Reagan Administration. The administration felt that federal work institutions should maintain a “Drug Free” environment. Hoping to keep workplaces drug free led to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. The act mandated that creation of drug policies was mandatory in federal contracts (Presley, 27). The Drug Free Workplace Act resulted in a “widespread implementation of drug testing programs across a broad spectrum of workplaces.” The business’s goal was to combat drug use (Macdonald, 408)....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Frequent Testing in Colleges Would Boost Knowledge - Although going to college provides many opportunities for success, many students do not perform to the best of their potential. Often times, students only do enough to get by. But where does this problem start. The problem starts with the curriculum in the classrooms. If the curriculum included tests to be distributed on a more frequent basis, students would excel on a higher level of learning. Frequent testing is beneficial to students because it promotes better study habits, decreases risks for stress, and aids in the learning experience overall....   [tags: testing, college, education,] 1839 words
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America Needs Random Drug Testing in Schools - Ron Rodriguez from County Academy used drugs every day to function. He became so wrapped up in his lifestyle of buying and selling drugs that he felt like a prisoner. His grades dropped below average. For 2 years, he asked for help saying, “Should I go see a therapist?” to anyone that would listen. Ron would flush his system out before the annual drug test, and pass. When County Academy decided to give random drug test instead of annual tests, Ron received the help he needed. The school counseled him, in privacy, and told him he needed to go to rehab....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Drug Testing in Hong Kong School Districts - Drug abuse has always been a severe problem all over the world. In Hong Kong, the number of drug addicts has increased each year and the age of drug abusers is getting lower. Students, even those in primary schools, have their first experience though cough medicine and paint thinner, two easily reachable and addictive substances. Despite of the increasing number of reported cases of drug abuse every year, the government and schools are still persistent in finding ways to at least stop more children from falling into this deadly temptation....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Routine Drug Testing For High School Athletes - Patricia Neal once said, “A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug” (Neal). However, many teenagers of this era, large part athletes, seem to think differently and they constantly use illegal drugs. To help fight this problem, many colleges have taken strong actions in trying to stop drug abuse by athletes. High schools throughout the country have considered taking these same actions for various reasons as well. Some people believe that high school athletes ought to be given a routine drug test because it will help prevent them from abusing illegal substances....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Welfare Reform: Drug Testing for Government Assistance - Drug testing should be mandatory in all states for those receiving or applying for government assistance, such as TANF (Transitional Assistance to Needy Families), SNAP, Unemployment Benefits and even those receiving Pell Grants to continue their education; or should it. This is a question everyone has an opinion on from the politicians to the general public. I will attempt to show arguments against and for the program of drug testing that has already been adopted in some states, such as Florida (Tarren Bragdon, Foundation for Government Accountability), Arizona and Missouri (Aileen, Suitcase Clinic)....   [tags: Drug Testing Public Assistance]
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Mandatory Drug Testing for All Student Athletes - Imagine this, a beautiful fall Friday night, just minutes after winning an important playoff football game. Celebration is in the air as fans look around gratefully aware that all the players, cheerleaders, band members and other students are drug free: no steroids, tobacco products, or alcohol are anywhere to be found. What they see are students who are simply high on life making unforgettable memories. The roads are safer, the parents sleep more soundly, and students are safe from all the harmful side effects of these substances....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]
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Genetic Testing - Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the building block of life. The backbone of DNA is composed of four different bases: thymine (T), guanine (G), adenine (A), and cytosine (C). Each base is then attached to a phosphate group and a sugar, forming a single nucleotide. Genetic information is encoded by the sequence of nucleotides in the strand; therefore, the quantity and sequence of nucleotides in a strand of DNA differs depending upon the organism. Each base’s chemistry renders it specifically complementary with one other base (A-T and C-G)....   [tags: DNA, Mutations, Genetic Testing] 1067 words
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Standardized Testing - Almost every high school student will take it: the standardized test. Tests like the SAT and ACT are used to measure how well a student will do in his or her college life, but these tests are not always accurate. There are many different types of students and most of the high scores and low scores correlate to certain groups of students which is why some argue these tests are biased. Standardized tests, especially the ones that measure college success, are not as effective at ranking a student’s academic ability as many people believe....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Standardized Testing Has a Negative Effect on American Youth - It is 1917. You are a young American man who has enlisted in the armed forces, but before you are shipped off to France, you have to take what is known as an Army Alpha Test. Your scores will be compared to more than a million others and the results will determine whether you are placed in an officer training program or simply thrust onto the battlefield. High stakes were placed on this test 93 years ago; high stakes are placed on tests modeled after them today. The standardized achievement tests commonly used in schools today evolved from the Army Alphas developed by the American Psychological Association....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Identifying DNA Abnormalities Through Genetic Testing - Genetic testing involves examining an individual’s DNA and identifying abnormalities within the chemical makeup of specific structures. It, essentially, maps the person’s genome and can be interpreted to predict future issues. By analyzing the chromosome, genes, and even certain proteins, physicians and researchers can find changes that lead to inheritable disorders. These changes can lead to possible diagnosis or cure for the disorder in question. In most cases, genetic testing is used to determine the probability that an individual will develop a certain disorder....   [tags: presymptomatic testing, crime, genome]
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