This is a case study for my organizational ethics class

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Case Study # 2

For my case I have decided to pick a topic that really interest me. That would be standardized testing in schools. I am hoping to graduate this May with a bachelor's degree in human services and then to go on and do my masters in education, therefore this topic will play a role in my life and career. Many people may not be familiar with standardized testing. I, myself went through many years of standardized testing. Before I came to the University of Hartford, I went to Catholic prep. High school and a very good school system before that. To get into prep school I had to take a test to see where I fit in that school. Before prep school I had to take state wide tests called the MEA's every other year in elemetary school and middle school. I live in Maine and in a pretty good school system.

These tests would rank me in my class, as well as the rest of the school and other schools in the state. Everyone stressed about the tests, I had to take practice classes , and study every chance I could. When applying to prep school I had to take entrance exams. Some I passed some I did not I could not really study for them cause each one was different. When I was accepted and decided which school I wanted to go to I had to take a placement test to see where I would be placed in my classes. Throughout high school, I had to take more standardized tests. These tests where given to see how well my school taught an would be ranked. When I started looking at colleges I had to begin my review classes for the SATS. So as you can...