German fluency meter disappeared

I'm at level 9 in German and a level or two ago I was at 3% fluency. Fluency started dropping, first 2, then 1, and now the meter is gone-(0%?). This in NOT encouraging to a language learner. Please make the fluency meter a reliable gauge of how the learner is progressing.

May 9, 2017


Don't put any stock in the fluency meter it is very inaccurate and inconsistent

May 9, 2017

The fluency meter gets mentioned a lot in these forums. The consensus is that it seems to be designed to motivate us to study, rather than as a measure of actual fluency.

It seems to be based on how much of the tree you have learned, and how secure that knowledge is. Broadly speaking, if your tree is gold, your fluency percentage will be higher than if it isn't. The longer the tree has been gold, the higher the percentage will be.

It seems to max out at about 60%. That's probably realistic - Duolingo is for the first stage of learning a language.

There's some more info here:

May 10, 2017

They're probably updating their servers as that sounds like a past problem.

May 9, 2017
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