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Duolingo quizzes?

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Estoy confusado.

I took a quiz halfway through my tree and scored ~2.6/5.0, which wasn't great, but wasn't terrible considering my partial advancement through the topics. I finished my tree (all gold) a couple of days ago and took it again. This time? In the 1.8 range. Took another today, thinking it might have been just a bad day. Today? Somewhere roughly 2.2ish.

Does anyone know how the quizzes work, what they test, and what the potential pitfalls are to score lowly? Between the last two quizzes there were maybe three words total that I didn't know or felt I was more or less guessing on them. Otherwise, the only things I can think of are sentence structure/grammar, spelling errors or (similarly) accent errors. Does it look for exact translations in only one way when there are multiple ways to convey the same thing/thought? Just throwing out ideas.

Any insight others have found would be most appreciated!

2 years ago

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

From what I know the quiz tests everything Duo teaches, I think score such as yours may fall within the norms of deviation. How long did it take you to go through the tree? Do you feel you really know everything Duo presented? It seems like perhaps the latter part of the course (which Duo does not teach all that well) may not have 'stick in your head' as well as the first part, since you scored about as well with the tree half done. But sentence structure/grammar and spelling are huge components of knowing a language. Many folks have completed the tree and done very well on the quiz (or so they say!) So, either something is odd, or you simply may not be retaining the stuff from the latter part of the tree.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emilybwilliams

I would love to understand what is being assessed on the quizzes! I also would like to know what determined the content of the quizzes. As a teacher I don't know enough about the composition of the quiz to use it as an assignment, but I think it would be great to be able to utilize this tool as a kind of assessment for my students. But at this point, it wouldn't be fair to students if I graded them using a quiz I know so little about. If I ask them to take the quiz would they even be taking the same quiz as their classmates or is it determined by their progress through the content?

2 years ago