The Webinar on Can We Trust Automated Tests? took place on Thursday, November 26th, 2020 from 2 pm until 3 pm, with Dr. Natalia Garcia-Colin, Professor of Mathematics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
The invited speaker started the virtual event by explaining what she means by automated tests and by sharing a brief history of standardized evaluation. Dr. Natalia Garcia-Colin then presented on how you can automate the evaluation of a free text and described examples of what could go wrong. The speaker also emphasized that being good at taking standardized tests is only an indication of a student’s ability to solve this kind of tests and pointed out that automation can be beneficial if used as a complement of other types of evaluations.