Why is automated scoring preferred over human testing?



Standardised testing has been in the education system for a significant period of time. A testing system that is universal ensures that no two people will get different results because of any outside interference – rather, it’s their own expertise regarding the subject that will allow them to secure the results they want.

The examination process even after the standardised testing faces a lot of obstacles which bring down the quality of exams in India.  After all, ensuring utmost accuracy during the entire process of churning out results can only be carried out to a T if any possible errors during the grading system are mitigated, if not negated entirely.

Thankfully, with the rapid transformation in the digital world , the process of grading is going to get easier than before and there will be absolutely no chances of any human errors. We say this because of the sheer level of innovation that’s enabled through this adoption that allows for an extremely smooth process from bottom to top when it comes to the testing process as a whole. One of the many benefits afforded due to the latest technology is something that should become common across all testing systems – automated scoring.

The fact of the matter is that automated scoring has helped progress the current nature of standardised testing by leaps and bounds. After all, there were – and still are – many tests that utilise human testing to churn out results. Unfortunately, there are several problems that plague this form of testing, mainly due to the inherent limitations that humans have – limitations that can be taken care of once automated scoring becomes the norm. Just take a look at the Pearson Test of English, or PTE – by adopting automated scoring, this exam has become one of the most sought-after English standardised tests around.

To put it into context, here are some of the many benefits that can be enjoyed by adopting the best-in-class technological applications around.

Faster results

Perhaps one of the major benefits of adopting an automated scoring system is the fact that results are typically generated in a shorter while, as compared to human testing. For example, the PTE Academic test provides results in just three to five business days.

Fair and unbiased scoring

The best part about the computer systems is that they do not face problems as humans face. Unlike the problems generally faced by humans, computer systems face no problems when it comes to the act of providing a definite score. With a few sound algorithms set in place, all the test results will be generated with the highest degree of accuracy possible.

No limitations faced

We’ve already talked about human error before, but it needs to be said that automated scoring has been incredibly helpful in eliminating these problems. Fatigue, mistakes, biasedness – none of these factors are debilitating in the slightest if automated scoring becomes the norm.

The points mentioned above should make it perfectly clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that automated scoring will go a long way in eliminating the problems caused by human testing while simultaneously seeing to it that the current examination system is augmented to a substantial extent.