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My topic: Standardized testing in kindergarten: Ethically is it fair to the students

Argumentative Essay will present research relating the critical thinker to the modern, globalized world. In this assignment, you need to address the following items in separate sections with new headings for each:

Identify the global societal problem within the introductory paragraph and conclude with a thesis statement that states your proposed solution(s) to the problem. For guidance on how to construct a good introduction paragraph, please review the Introduction Paragraph Guideline (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Describe background information on how that problem developed or came into existence. Show why this is a societal problem, and provide perspectives from multiple disciplines or populations so that you fully represent what different parts of society have to say about this issue.

Construct an argument supporting your proposed solution(s). Be sure to consider multiple disciplines or populations so that your solution shows that multiple parts of society will benefit from this solution. Provide evidence from multiple scholarly sources as evidence that your proposed solution is viable.

Interpret statistical data from at least three, peer-reviewed scholarly sources. Do this by discussing the validity, reliability, and any biases; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of these sources; and pointing out limitations of current research and attempting to indicate areas for future research. You may even use visual representations such as graphs or charts to explain statistics from sources. Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from your solution. Be sure to provide at least one positive ethical outcome as well as at least one negative ethical outcome that could result from your solution, and explain at least two ethical issues related to each of those outcomes. It’s important to consider all of society.

Develop a conclusion as the last paragraph(s) of the essay, starting with rephrasing your thesis statement and then presenting the major points of the topic and how they support your argument. For guidance on how to write a good conclusion paragraph, please review the Conclusion Paragraph Guideline (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

The Final Argumentative Essay

Must be 3,300 – 3,900 words in length (approximately between 10 – 12 pages; excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Must include a separate title page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. with the following:

oTitle of paper

oStudent’s name

oCourse name and number

oInstructor’s name

oDate submitted

oRunning header with page numbers

Must include in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from at least 10 scholarly sources. Be sure to integrate your research (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. rather than simply inserting it.

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Must have no more than 15% quoted material in the body of your essay based on the Turnitin report. Reference list will be excluded from the Turnitin originality score.

Must include a separate reference page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Source Document Requirements:

oMultimedia sources (such as videos) may be used, but no more than two such sources may be used. If multimedia sources are used, they must be authored and distributed by credible sources, such as universities, law schools, medical schools, or professors, or found in the Ashford University Library.

oGovernment sources may be used, but no more than two such sources may be used. Examples include whitehouse.gov, state.gov, usa.gov, cdc.gov, etc. These websites can be used to make a stronger point about your proposed soluation within the argument.

oWhere print documents are used for source materials, those must be peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles, and academically published books. Popular media sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows, etc.) must not be used. Materials from advocacy groups (e.g., Greenpeace, Human Rights Campaign, National Organization for Women, etc.) must not be used.

oSites such as ProCon.org and Wikipedia must not be used.

oReligious texts must not be used.

Example paper:

To Test or Not to Test: Ethics in Animal Testing

Student Name

GEN 499 General Education Capstone

Professor Millie Jones

November 16, 2050*

*This sample paper was adapted by the Writing Center from an original paper by a stu-dent. Used by permission.

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The introduction should introduce your topic and share the societal problem that you see. At the end of the introduction, you should state your thesis, which should include your proposed solution to the problem. You may also state the positive ethical effects of your proposed solution.

The introduction ends with a the-sis statement that includes the student’s pro-posed solu-tion(s) to the societal prob-lem. She also has included the positive ethical outcome of the solution(s).

The introduction includes a very brief discussion of why this is a societal problem.

Use section headers for each of the major sections of your paper.

Background

Here, the student is introducing the topic of animal testing to the reader.

To Test or Not to Test: Ethics in Animal Testing

The subject of animal testing raises questions of necessity. Animal testing is something that has been done for many years for several different reasons. It has been used since the dawn of medicine by physicians and scientists. From biomedical research to testing cosmetics, people claim that animal testing is necessary to benefit people in sa-tiating their need for certain products as well as saving lives. There is an idea that animals are the best way to find treatments and cures for people, but the treatment of animals is of concern for some members of society. Society is feeling more and more that animals have as much right to live freely in this world as humans do, and our obligation to see to this makes animal testing a societal problem. Due to these concerns and others, there have been several laws and acts formed to protect animals and minimize their suffering. And with the advances of technology and other discoveries, the question of the necessity of animal testing is becoming an issue for animal activists and lovers everywhere. The future of medicine and biomedical research should not rely on animals for testing. In-stead, we should use alternative testing methods and work toward making different life-style choices. These solutions create the ethical outcome of ending the suffering of these animals, which will have a positive influence on society and culture.

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This first body section of your paper should provide some background information on your topic and discuss why this is a societal problem.

Problem

Animal testing has been deemed necessary for many reasons. Animal testing has been done to determine the safety of household cleaning products, cosmetics including

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This paragraph discusses the first reason that ani-mal testing is a societal problem and provides evi-dence to support this.

Reason #1

In this paragraph, the student has given the reader some background information on the topic.

skin care, shampoo and makeup, as well as biomedical research that provides medicine and treatments for humans and pets alike. The BioIndustry Association (2002) argues that “Animal research has made a vital contribution to the development of medicines that save many lives every day” (Taylor, 2005, p. 7). In 1938 Congress passed the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act because of public demands after tragic incidents involving an untested product (Why Do Companies Test Cosmetics or Other Products on Animals?, 2013). There have been many arguments and evidence that shows the “good” that animal re-search has done in regards to biomedical research. Studies involving dogs, rats, rabbits, cats, chickens, pigs and sheep have all helped to contribute to the understanding of heart disease. Drugs and vaccines that can be a possible solution to the devastating HIV/AIDS virus are present due to the tests that have been performed on chickens, cats and monkeys with a similar virus. Animals have been used as models for research for almost every dis-ease that is known to man (Lee, 2015). If animal testing has contributed to creating drugs for diseases as serious as cancer and HIV/AIDS, naturally animals are being used to find cures and treatments for many other diseases and sicknesses.

Therefore, how could animal testing be wrong? Indeed, research has shown that animal testing is helpful to progress in the field of medicine and biomedical research as well as developing treatments that are yielding promising results. However, it comes with a high cost. It comes with the cost of animals being subjected to tests that put them through distress and can harm or kill them. Humans and animals are both sentient beings; sentient meaning a person or being that has feelings or that can feel (Sentient, 2015). Re-search shows that 37% percent of animals used for science suffer moderate to severe stress and discomfort or severe pain (National Statistics, 2014). When it comes to using

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This next para-graph discusses a second reason that animal testing is a societal prob-lem and again provides evidence to support this.

Reason #2

animals for science and experimentation, people tend to focus on the fact that non-human animals are inferior to humans. Regardless of whether or not this is true it does not take away from the fact that animals are sentient and that they experience pain and seek pleas-ure. Animals and people react to pain in similar ways by screaming or trying to avoid the source of the pain. “The American Veterinary Association defines animal pain as an un-pleasant sensory and emotional experience perceived as arising from a specific region of the body and associated with actual or potential tissue damage” (Dunnuck, n.d, para. 6). Some of the animals used in biomedical research are not given any pain relief. They are subjected to painful conditions and physical procedures that leave them in intense cold or heat, or have limbs crushed and spinal cords damaged (Callanan, 2009). Pain and suffer-ing are unique to every individual. Every person’s and even animal’s pain threshold is different. However, evidence clearly shows the pain that is experienced by these animals is experienced the same way that it is in humans.

Physical pain is unfortunately not the only problem that these animals undergo. Psychological distress, fear, and sadness have been demonstrated amongst a wide variety of species (Ferdowisiann & Beck, 2011). The use of chimpanzees and other primates for animal testing has generated a lot of controversy because of their similarities to humans. Ironically enough, it is also the reason that so many researchers have wanted to use them as models. Indeed chimpanzees are highly emotional and intelligent creatures that are evolutionarily and genetically similar to human beings. This is the argument of research-ers that makes them great candidates for biomedical research. Philosophy Department Chair Lori Gruen states, “They’re very similar to us in terms of their emotional lives and

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Reason #3

This paragraph discusses a third reason that ani-mal testing is a problem.

Evidence is used to support this.

Solution #1

This next section of your paper is where you will discuss your proposed solu-tion(s) to the problem.

their intellectual and physical and social experiences, and using them in painful, invasive ways is to harm them; they don’t consent to it” (Lee, 2015, p. 3).

Besides the obvious reasons of the pain and suffering that these animals feel, there is the question of the necessity for animal testing in regards to medical advances. Despite the increasing number of technological alternatives to animal testing, over 100 million animals are legally used for animal experiments each year for medical research alone. In 2007, England, Wales and Scotland used 3.1 million animals for genetic and biomedical experimentation (Callanan, 2009). In October of 2006 attendees of the opening day of the Joint World Congress for Stroke in Cape Town, South Africa were devastated at the fail-ure of a drug that was intended for ischemic stroke. The drug, NXY-059, had reached phase III of clinical trials and failed to do what the animals used for the research had promised. The drug was supposed to “stop the cascade of the necrosis in the event of a stroke, and protect the remaining viable brain cells” (Gawrylewski, 2007, para. #). Direc-tor of Michigan Alzheimer’s Diseases Research Center in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan Sid Gilman says that one of the major faults in the trials for NXY-059 was its use of animal models (Gawrylewski, 2007). Besides the millions of dollars wasted, there was a waste of life and unnecessary use of animals for painful re-search. This is one of many examples of disappointing let-downs of drugs that were test-ed on animals that did not work.

Solution

Considering the horrific psychological and physical pain that animals have to go through in the midst of testing for biomedical research, alternative testing methods are in

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In this paragraph, the student dis-cusses her first solution.

You can see that she used several pieces of evi-dence to support her argument that this solution is viable.

order. According to Callanan (2009), there has been much successful research and many tests done to help find treatments for diseases and sicknesses that have plagued humans and did not involve animal testing. Many scientists have started and are continuing to de-velop alternate ways to test and find treatments for people because they do not want to harm animals. Some of these new developments include cell cultures, analytical technol-ogy, micro-organisms, computer models, population research, and volunteer studies. Cell cultures have contributed to the understanding of cancer, Parkinson’s, and HIV/AIDS. Analytical technology uses equipment that selects anti-cancer and anti-malaria drugs be-cause of the reaction it produces with DNA. Computer models are allowing for virtual experiments to be conducted (Callanan, 2009). Tissue engineering is also an alternative to animal testing. It uses a 3-D skin equivalent that is physiologically comparable to skin. It investigates wound healing melanoma research, infection biology, analysis of infection, invasion of different pathological microorganisms and immunological, histological, and molecular-biological analysis. This study has been inspired by economical and ethical incentive (Mertsching et al, 2008). Animals are subjects for painful and uncomfortable vaccine success for human diseases. However, some researchers have begun to rely only on human data, cells and tissue. As far as vaccine development goes, researchers have set up a surrogate in-vitro human immune system to help predict an individual’s immune re-sponse to certain drugs and vaccines. This test has been compared with data from animal experimentation and has proven to produce more accurate pre-clinical data (Ferdowsian & Beck, 2011). This evidence shows that alternative ways to test treatments are in fact possible and even better, making testing on animals more of a choice than a necessity.


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Solution #2

In this paragraph, the student dis-cusses her second proposed solution.

You can see that she used several pieces of evi-dence to support her argument that this solution is viable.

Along with alternatives to animal testing, there are alternative lifestyle choices that can prevent people from having to use the drugs that are being tested on animals. Naturally there are some things that are out of people’s control including genetics and accidents that cause serious bodily harm. However, there is the choice to exercise, eat healthy, and engage in healthy behavior and activities that will prevent a lot of diseases that call for people to use some of the drugs that tested on animals. Complementary and alternative as well as integrative healthcare include preventative healthcare, and natural remedies to help treat the physical body as well as treating the mental state. Having better habits can help to eliminate some of the issues that these medicines that torture animals can be good for. For instance, headaches and migraines are a common problem unfortu-nately. According to the International Headache Society, 46% of the adult population suf-fers from regular headaches 11% suffers from migraines while about 46% suffers from tension headaches (as cited in Adams & Lui, 2013). Also noted is that the most common way that people treat headaches and migraines is through conventional medicines that include acetaminophen, acetylsalicylic, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that may cause a plethora of issues including dry mouth, constipation, seizures, and weight gain. These are also some of the things that they induce animals with in order to see if the drugs they are giving out work. There are several different alternative methods to treating headaches in migraine including drinking more water, having a healthier diet, acupunc-ture, massage therapy, yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises. These are all cruelty free and have been shown to help people (Adams & Lui, 2013). Again, these alternative and preventative treatments offer a solution to the problem of animal testing.

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In this section evaluate all of the evidence you used by discussing the validity, reliability, and any biases. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your sources. Interpret and discuss the statistical data you used and explain it to your reader. You may even want to use visual representations such as graphs or charts to show statistics. Then, point out the limitations of current research and attempt to indicate areas for future research.

Be sure to use a topic sentence for each of your body paragraphs to indicate the focus of the paragraph.

The student has discussed why the evi-dence used in the paper is valid and reli-able and has discussed several sources indi-vidually to show this.

Here, the stu-dent discusses any possible biases of the evidence pre-sented in the paper.

Strengths and weaknesses of the sources are also pre-sented.

Evaluation of the Evidence


The evidence used here is all valid and reliable and without bias. The majority of sources used here are scholarly, peer-reviewed articles which makes them both valid and reliable. There are also a few sources used here that would be considered popular sources. However, the information used from these sources is valid and reliable because these sources are secondary sources where the evidence used from them was provided by relia-ble organizations. For example, one source (Sentient, 2015) was used only to provide a definition to the reader for background information. This definition is valid and reliable. Another source (Why Do Companies Test Cosmetics or Other Products on Animals, 2013) was used to provide background information on the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmet-ic Act, which is also valid and reliable information. A third source was also used to pro-vide a definition for background information (Dunnuck, n.d). This definition is from the American Veterinary Association and is valid and reliable. While some of the sources can be seen as having biases, I do not feel that any of the evidence presented here from these sources is biased in any way. For example, some of the authors may very well feel strongly that animals should not be tested, but the evidence used was not based solely on opinion. Instead, it was based on facts, studies, and experts in the field. For this reason, I do not feel that the evidence used here contains biases. The real strength of each of my sources is that they did include valid and reliable evidence and they were not simply ap-pealing to the emotions of the reader. The main weakness of the sources is that some failed to provide alternative viewpoints to their argument.

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In this paragraph, the student inter-prets statistical data from a source and also provides a graph to show a visual representation of this data. Be sure to cite any visual data that you include.

Here, the stu-dent states some of the limitations of current re-search on the topic and/or areas where more research is needed.

Several of the sources provide statistical data that needed to be interpreted. The statistic from National Statistics (2014) about the percentage of animals for science that suffer can be seen in the following graph:

This statistical evidence shows that while there are certainly animals used for research that are not suffering, more than 37% are suffering, which is more than a third of all of these animals. These statistics provide evidence that show a concrete percentage of the suffering that is occurring.

The future of biomedical research can continue to make advances without causing harm and suffering to sentient beings. However, more research will need to be done to find additional alternatives and to make the most out of the current alternatives. There is also limited research on preventative measures of healthcare related to the issue of animal testing. It would be useful to see more correlation studies done on preventative medicine and a drop in the need for biomedical testing.

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This first para-graph of this sec-tion shares an argument that could be consid-ered a negative ethical outcome to her proposed so-lutions.

This second par-agraph of this section shares an argument that could be consid-ered a positive ethical outcome to her proposed so-lutions.

Negative Outcomes

Positive Outcomes

For this section of the paper, the stu-dent discusses ethical arguments for and against implementing her proposed solutions. In this section, you can refer to ethical theories as well as your own personal ideas about what is ethical or unethical.

Ethical Outcomes of Solution

The issue about the physical and emotional pain that animals feel during animal testing has been considered by supporters a “necessary evil.” This offers insight to a utili-tarian view of why we use animals for testing purposes. Utilitarianism is the idea that when there is a choice between two acts, the one chosen should yield the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people (Mosser, 2013). There is an obvious corre-lation with this way of thinking when it comes to animal research. Throughout different studies involving the opinions and thoughts on animal testing, people use words like “re-grettably” or phrases like “necessary evil.” The BioIndustry Association (2002) states, “If we are to develop effective new treatments against mass killers such as cancer and heart disease, regrettably [animal testing] will continue to be necessary for the foreseea-ble future” (Taylor, 2005, p. 7). The utilitarian view claims that despite whether people’s acts are morally right or wrong, the results, consequences, or effects of the acts shown will determine the morality of what is done (Regan, 1997). The theory of utilitarianism shows that ending animal testing would lead to a negative outcome for society because it could cause more people to suffer.

Ending animal suffering is clearly a positive ethical outcome, and the solutions of alternative testing and alternative lifestyles can create this outcome. One of the issues that animal activist have with this practice is that animals are sentient beings who feel and are very aware of what is happening to them. They feel pain and fear in knowing that they are being harmed. It has been shown in research and is no secret that animals are sentient and feel pain and react to pain virtually the same way that humans do. It presents an ethi-cal dilemma because animal testing inflicts pain, suffering, and death to non-consenting

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In this section, summarize the main points made in your paper.

Here, the stu-dent has shown a rationale for why her pro-posed solution will produce a positive ethical outcome.

Rationale

sentient beings (Masterton, 2014). Their lives obviously mean something to them due to the noticeable depression they are in when under the conditions of tortuous research. Re-gardless of the good that animal testing has done, it does not take away from the fact that pain and suffering is involved to the beings that are a part of it. Using alternative testing practices and adopting alternative lifestyles of preventative care can help eliminate the need for harming animals in the name of medicine.

The positive ethical outcome of ending the suffering of animals in the name of medicine outweighs the argument that testing animals provides the greatest good for the greatest number. The reason for this is that the argument for the negative ethical outcome can actually be avoided by using alternative testing measures. We can still continue to test medicines and treatments without the use of animals. Scientist and researchers alike are developing and testing new alternatives without having to set back all of the hard work that has already been done and these alternatives have been successful. Finding ways to treat and heal alternatively removes the horror of animal testing. Therefore, this “necessary” evil is not necessary after all. And the greatest good for the greatest number can still be reached without making animals suffer. Also, the solution of changing our lifestyles to prevent needing so much medicine will lead to the greatest good for the greatest number as well.

Conclusion

While animal testing is a social concern for our society and culture, there are ways that we can and should work to eliminate this. One major way to do this is by re-searching and investing in alternative testing measures. There are alternatives that cur-rently exist and are being used, but this needs to continue at a greater rate. The cost of

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The student ends her pa-per by stating why this is an important conversation.

delaying this is the unnecessary suffering of innocent animals. We should also continue with the current trend of investing in preventative healthcare such as living a healthy life-style to help eliminate illnesses and the need for medicines. We now know more than ev-er about the benefits and risks of certain foods, products, and behaviors and we are in a greater position to use this for the good of all living beings. This is an important issue to tackle because the way that we treat those who are not in a position of power, such as an-imals, reflects on our identity and who we are as a culture and a society. Our character is in question if we continue to allow unnecessary suffering to animals to happen.

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Callanan, C. (2009). Tests on trial. Nursing Standard, 23(21), 19-21.

Dunnuck, H. (n.d). Save the animals: Stop animal testing. Retrieved from http://www.lonestar.edu/stopanimaltesting.htm

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If multimedia sources are used they must be authored and distributed by credible sources such as universities law schools medical schools or professors or found in the Ashford University Library. o Government sources may be used but no more than two such sources may be used. Examples include whitehouse.gov state.gov usa.gov cdc.gov etc. These websites can be used to make a stronger point about your proposed soluation within the argument. o Where print documents are used for sourc those must be peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles and academically published books. Popular media sources (e.g. newspapers magazines television and radio shows etc.) must not be used. Materials from advocacy groups (e.g. Greenpeace Human Rights Campaign National Organization for Women etc.) must not be used. o Sites such as ProCon.org and Wikipedia must not be used. o Religious texts must not be used. Example paper: To Test or Not 2050* *This sample paper was adapted by the Writing Center from an original paper by a stu-dent. Used by permission. ANIMAL TESTING 2 The introduct you should state your thesis which should include your proposed solution to the problem. You may also state the positive ethical effects of your proposed solution. The introducti the student is introducing the topic of animal testing to the reader. To Test or Not to Test: Ethics in Animal Testing The subject of animal testing people claim that animal testing is necessary to benefit people in sa-tiating their need for certain products as well as saving lives. There is an ide but the treatment of animals is of concern for some members of society. Society is feeling more and more that animals have as much right to live freel and our obligation to see to this makes animal testing a societal problem. 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The BioIndustry Association (2002) argues that “Animal 2005 p. 7). In 1938 Congress passed the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act because of public demands after tragic incidents involving an untested product (Why Do Companies Test Cosmetics or Other Product 2013). There have been many arguments and evidence that shows the “good” that animal re-search has done in regards to biomedical research. Studies inv rats rabbits cats chickens pigs and sheep have all helped to contribute to the understanding of heart disease. Drugs and vaccines that can be a possible solution to the devastat cats and monkeys with a similar virus. Animals have been used as models for research for almost every dis-ease that is known to man (Lee 2015). If animal testing has contributed to creating drugs for diseases as serious as cancer and HIV/AIDS naturally animals are being used to find cures and treatments for many other diseases and sicknesses. Therefore how could animal testing be wrong? Indeed research has shown that animal testing is helpful to progress in the field of medicine and biomedical research as well as developing treatments that a it comes with a high cost. It comes with the cost of animals being subjected to tests that put them through distress and can harm or kill them. Humans 2015). Re-search shows that 37% percent of animals used for science suffer moderate to severe stress and discomfort or severe pain (National Statistic 2014). When it comes to using ANIMAL TESTING 4 This next para-graph discusses a second reason that animal testing is a societal prob-lem and again p people tend to focus on the fact that non-human animals are inferior to humans. Regardless of whether or not this is true it does not take away from t n.d para. 6). Some of the animals used in biomedical research are not given any pain relief. They are subjected to painful conditions and physical procedu or have limbs crushed and spinal cords damaged (Callanan 2009). Pain and suffer-ing are unique to every individual. Every person’s and even animal’s pain threshold is different. However evidence clearly shows the pain that is experienced by these animals is experienced the same way that it is in humans. Physical pain is unfortunately and sadness have been demonstrated amongst a wide variety of species (Ferdowisiann & Beck 2011). The use of chimpanzees and other primates for animal testing has generated a lot of controversy because of their similarities to humans. Ironic it is also the reason that so many researchers have wanted to use them as models. Indeed chimpanzees are highly emotional and intelligent creatures th “They’re very similar to us in terms of their emotional lives and ANIMAL TESTING 5 Reason #3 This paragraph discusses a third reason that ani-mal t and using them in painful invasive ways is to harm them; they don’t consent to it” (Lee p. 3). Besides the obvious reasons of the pain and suffering that these animals feel there is the question of the necessity for animal testing in regards to medical advances. Despite the increasing number of technological alternatives over 100 million animals are legally used for animal experiments each year for medical research alone. In 2007 Wales and Scotland used 3.1 million animals for genetic and biomedical experimentation (Callanan 2009). In October of 2006 attendees of the opening day of the Joint World Congress for Stroke in Cape Town South Africa were devastated at the fail-ure of a drug that was intended for ischemic stroke. The drug NXY-059 had reached phase III of clinical trials and failed to do what the animals used for the research had promised. The drug was supposed to “stop the casc and protect the remaining viable brain cells” (Gawrylewski 2007 para. #). Direc-tor of Michigan Alzheimer’s Diseases Research Center in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan Sid Gilman says that 2007). Besides the millions of dollars wasted there was a waste of life and unnecessary use of animals for painful re-search. This is one of many examples of disappointing let-downs of drugs that alternative testing methods are in ANIMAL TESTING 6 In this paragraph the student dis-cusses her first solution. You can see that she used several pieces of evi-dence to support her argument that this solution is viable there has been much successful research and many tests done to help find treatments for diseases and sicknesses that have plagued humans and did not i analytical technol-ogy micro-organisms computer models population research and volunteer studies. Cell cultures have contributed to the understanding of cancer Parkinson’s and HIV/AIDS. Analytical technology uses equipment that selects anti-cancer and anti-malaria drugs be-cause of the reaction it produces with DNA. Comp 2009). Tissue engineering is also an alternative to animal testing. It uses a 3-D skin equivalent that is physiologically comparable to skin. It inves infection biology analysis of infection invasion of different pathological microorganisms and immunological histological and molecular-biological analysis. This study has been inspired by economical and ethical incentive (Mertsching et al 2008). Animals are subjects for painful and uncomfortable vaccine success for human diseases. However some researchers have begun to rely only on human data cells and tissue. As far as vaccine development goes researchers have set up a surrogate in-vitro human immune system to help predict an individual’s immune re-sponse to certain drugs and vaccines. This 2011). This evidence shows that alternative ways to test treatments are in fact possible and even better making testing on animals more of a choice than a necessity. ANIMAL TESTING 7 Solution #2 In this paragraph the student dis-cusses her second proposed solution. You can see that she used several pieces of evi-dence to support her argument that this solution there are alternative lifestyle choices that can prevent people from having to use the drugs that are being tested on animals. Naturally there are som there is the choice to exercise eat healthy and engage in healthy behavior and activities that will prevent a lot of diseases that call for people to use some of the drugs that tested on animals and natural remedies to help treat the physical body as well as treating the mental state. Having better habits can help to eliminate some of the issu headaches and migraines are a common problem unfortu-nately. According to the International Headache Society 46% of the adult population suf-fers from regular headaches 11% suffers from migraines while about 46% suffers from tension headaches (as cited in Ada 2013). Also noted is that the most common way that people treat headaches and migraines is through conventional medicines that include acetaminophen acetylsalicylic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that may cause a plethora of issues including dry mouth and weight gain. These are also some of the things that they induce animals with in order to see if the drugs they are giving out work. There are seve having a healthier diet acupunc-ture massage therapy and breathing exercises. These are all cruelty free and have been shown to help people (Adams & Lui 2013). Again these alternative and preventative treatments offer a solution to the problem of animal testing. ANIMAL TESTING 8 In this section evaluate all of th and any biases. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your sources. Interpret and discuss the statistical data you used and explain it to your read point out the limitations of current research and attempt to indicate areas for future research. Be sure to use a topic sentence for each of your bod the stu-dent discusses any possible biases of the evidence pre-sented in the paper. Strengths and weaknesses of the sources are also pre-sented. Eval peer-reviewed articles which makes them both valid and reliable. There are also a few sources used here that would be considered popular sources. Howe the information used from these sources is valid and reliable because these sources are secondary sources where the evidence used from them was provid one source (Sentient 2015) was used only to provide a definition to the reader for background information. This definition is valid and reliable. Another source (Why Do Co 2013) was used to provide background information on the 1938 Food Drug and Cosmet-ic Act which is also valid and reliable information. A third source was also used to pro-vide a definition for background information (Dunnuck n.d). This definition is from the American Veterinary Association and is valid and reliable. While some of the sources can be seen as having biases I do not feel that any of the evidence presented here from these sources is biased in any way. For example some of the authors may very well feel strongly that animals should not be tested but the evidence used was not based solely on opinion. Instead it was based on facts and experts in the field. For this reason I do not feel that the evidence used here contains biases. The real strength of each of my sources is that they did include valid and reliable evidenc the student inter-prets statistical data from a source and also provides a graph to show a visual representation of this data. Be sure to cite any vis the stu-dent states some of the limitations of current re-search on the topic and/or areas where more research is needed. Several of the sources prov more than 37% are suffering which is more than a third of all of these animals. These statistics provide evidence that show a concrete percentage of the suffering that is occurri more research will need to be done to find additional alternatives and to make the most out of the current alternatives. There is also limited researc the stu-dent discusses ethical arguments for and against implementing her proposed solutions. In this section you can refer to ethical theories as well as your own personal ideas about what is ethical or unethical. Ethical Outcomes of Solution The issue abou the one chosen should yield the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people (Mosser 2013). There is an obvious corre-lation with this way of thinking when it comes to animal research. Throughout different studies involving the opinion people use words like “re-grettably” or phrases like “necessary evil.” The BioIndustry Association (2002) states “If we are to develop effective new treatments against mass killers such as cancer and heart disease regrettably [animal testing] will continue to be necessary for the foreseea-ble future” (Taylor p. 7). The utilitarian view claims that despite whether people’s acts are morally right or wrong the results or effects of the acts shown will determine the morality of what is done (Regan 1997). The theory of utilitarianism shows that ending animal testing would lead to a negative outcome for society because it could cause more people t and the solutions of alternative testing and alternative lifestyles can create this outcome. One of the issues that animal activist have with this pra and death to non-consenting ANIMAL TESTING 11 In this section summarize the main points made in your paper. Here the stu-dent has shown a rationale for why her pro-posed solution will produce a positive ethical outcome. Rationale sentient beings (Masterton 2014). Their lives obviously mean something to them due to the noticeable depression they are in when under the conditions of tortuous research. Re-ga it does not take away from the fact that pain and suffering is involved to the beings that are a part of it. Using alternative testing practices and a this “necessary” evil is not necessary after all. And the greatest good for the greatest number can still be reached without making animals suffer. Al the solution of changing our lifestyles to prevent needing so much medicine will lead to the greatest good for the greatest number as well. Conclusio there are ways that we can and should work to eliminate this. One major way to do this is by re-searching and investing in alternative testing measure but this needs to continue at a greater rate. The cost of ANIMAL TESTING 12 The student ends her pa-per by stating why this is an important conversa and behaviors and we are in a greater position to use this for the good of all living beings. This is an important issue to tackle because the way tha such as an-imals reflects on our identity and who we are as a culture and a society. Our character is in question if we continue to allow unnecessary suffering to anim Barbery & Lui C. (2013). Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use for Headache and Migraine: A Critical Review of the Literature. Headache: The Journal Of Head & 53(3) 459-473 15p. doi:10.1111/j.1526-4610.2012.02271.x. Callanan C. (2009). Tests on trial. Nursing Standard 23(21) 19-21. Dunnuck H. (n.d). Save the animals: Stop animal testing. Retrieved from http://www.lonestar.edu/stopanimaltesting.htm Ferdowsian H. R. & Beck N. (2011). Ethical and scientific considerations regarding animal testing and research. PLoS One 6(9) doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0024059. Gawrylewski A. (2007 July 1). The trouble with animal models. The Scientist. Retrieved from http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/25184/title/The-Trouble-w M. (2015 Mar 26). Animal testing poses ethical questions. University Wire Masterton Renberg & Kälvemark Sporrong S. (2014). Patients' attitudes to-wards animal testing: "to conduct research on animals is I suppose a necessary evil". BioSocieties 9(1) 24-41. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/biosoc.2013.39 Mertsching Weimer Kersen & Brunner H. (2008). Human skin equivalent as an alternative to animal testing. GMS Krankenhaushygiene Interdisziplinaer 31-4. National Statistics (2014 July 10). Statistics of scientific procedures on living animals Great Britain 2013. Retrieved from ANIMAL TESTING 14 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistics-of-scientific-procedures-on-living-animals- T. (1997). The Rights of Humans and Other Animals. Ethics & Behavior 7(2) 103. Sentient (2015). In the Academic world book. Retrieved from the World Book Academic database. Taylor R. (2005). Testing drugs on animals: A test case for socially responsible invest-ment. Business Ethics: A European Review 14(2)

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Today’s educational standards and honesty have grown as compared to the past. Most
institutions have increased their level of accountability and have extended till preschools
curriculum (Bowman, Donovan, and burns, 2010). This came as result of a law that was enacted
in 2010 that was known as The No child left Behind Act 2010. Its mandate was to ensure that
there is accountability at all levels of education, even in early child hood. It was known as the
birth as from 8 years. That came to an advantage that enabled most schools across the country to
join kindergartens who were starters. This brought joy to many young scholars and also their
parents excited to enroll their children in school. Additionally, these recent initiatives in the
education center have come with disadvantages and advantages in the sector. One of the
initiative measures has drastically affected the honesty and accountability prospects for the head
start (Horn, 2013).
To shade more light on this background, it is difficult to know how these both
assessments are done in both formal and non-formal evaluations. I don’t think it’s appropriate for
the early childhood education to be standardized. The reason is arguing that, is because this age
period is divided into three groups: infants/toddlers (age 0 through 2), preschoolers (ages 3
through 5) and primary children (kindergarten through grade 3). On this thesis, it will focus only
on young children aged 3 through 8 years. It will show the measures of some organizations on
the roles of assessment and accountability during early childhood, and will also describe
solutions for this evaluation for these toddlers.
Challenges of Early Childhood Assessment
The valuation of young children is not like the valuation of an older person in several
ways. The difference between the two is education and how they learn. The older person will

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construct his/ her knowledge through experiments, interactive and hands in ways (Bredekamp
and Rosegrant, 2012 and 2015) rather than through abstract reasoning and paper and pencil like
young children. To learn, young children must take and play with the object, which they see
through the television, hear and react out stories and everyday roles, talk, and sing, and move in
many places. Consequently, the expressions of what young children know and can do would be
best served in better ways other than pencil and paper standardization is also a challenge during
early childhood because a child development is prompt and profoundly influenced by their
surroundings (Shepard, Kagan and Wutz, 2013). A child who is developing it will reach a stage
that he will grow fast and need frequent rest. Children usually develop in four areas emotional,
social, cognitive and physical and not at the same pace. This means that all children are not the
same regarding developments and also their social standards. You might find a child that has a
unique developmental rate. Even, two children can’t have the same families. This shows that or
means that “one size fits all” standardization will not meet the needs of these young children
(Shepard et al.).
Another standardization challenge for kindergarten children is that it takes a lot of time to
administer assessment properly. Assessments properly should be conducted by teacher’s one on
one setting to each child. Also, child’s attention duration is very minimal at this stage. So
teachers need to reduce the assessments period over a period of a few days or weeks. While early
childhood teachers insist on developing appropriate assessments for children, they also complain
about time in administering them and resulting in loss of instructional time in the classroom.
However, when quality test mirror fails quality instructions, assessment and teaching become
almost seamless, complementing and informing one another (Neuman, Copple, and Bredekamp
20110).

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The Negative Effects Of High Stakes Testing.
There are various demerits of high stakes standardized testing. High standardized t esting
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