Where has the test gone...
I loved doing the test, but all of a sudden it has gone from the list? Where has it gone?
I too really miss the Progress Test feature. Like others, I relied on it to help me judge my progress over time. Not only am I unhappy that it has gone, but I am also unhappy with the way that it went - it seemed to just disappear - seemingly without any consultation or warning.
Now that the progress test has gone, the whole lingot thing seems pretty much redundant. I see that as of today I've got 1066 lingots and apart from rewarding people for their helpfulness, I've nothing to spend them on.
This sort of thing seems to be happening too often - it does feel like Duolingo's whole approach to the development of this programme falls short of the sort of principles/values it's set out in the Community Guidelines.
Or am I missing something here? Is there somewhere that DL alerts users to proposed and impending changes?
Please bring back the Progress Quiz. My main motivator for using Duolingo every day was to earn Lingots so that I could take the Progress Quiz now and then to check my progress.
Did you take it away just to see how many people would stop training every day?...
I have seen an opportunity for some kind of test pop up on the mobile app 3 or 4 times - of course never when I had enough time to take a test. At first I was encouraged, thinking you'd brought back the Progress Test, but no luck: There is no way I have found to access it (including having tried the work-around suggested in an earlier post). If you are only going to tease us, please don't.
I agree, I miss the test - it was something to aim for getting a better score each time. One way to work around this is to start a new account and do an initial skill test, and then try continually testing out of sections - it only works once for each section though, once you are tested out you can only practice.
BRING BACK THE PROGRESS QUIZ! It was the best thing in the store and I need it to keep track of my progress :( also, why is there hardly anything in the store? In the Italian one there is space for three 'bonus' modules, but only two you can buy, which is really annoying.
I still miss it very much too! It is such a bad move to remove it without any further notice. In another thread they promised to put it back and the reasoning was that they were afraid that we will mess up it with the paid tests... but 4-5 years has passed guys!!! What's up?
I opted to do the Plus because I wanted to support an app that I use daily. Yes, having no ads is nice, but for me the real benefit it supporting an app that I enjoy. There are a few other perks, like a monthly streak forgiveness, and supposedly your questions get answered quickly. Also, I think you can download entire trees. I haven't tried this, so I don't know for sure.
It is on the main page in the web client (right hand side above Achievements). My wife says that it is also on iOS. Or you can try this link:
Plus is ad-free and you can download lessons offline.