https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moallem

Progress Quiz Missing

I purchased a progress quiz a while ago. Today I decided to take the test but when I went to the lingot store I found out that there was no sign for a progress quiz there at all. Meaning not even a link to purchase a new one Did anyone else face such a problem? Or did Duolingo say that they were going to suspend that quiz?

Regards

May 30, 2017

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLEJ4

Perhaps it has been removed with the new website, as I still have the option. However, I still have the old website.

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moallem

Could you please send me a link to access the quiz?

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLEJ4
May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moallem

Thank you, but no it does not work. This is a link to the lingot store and not to the quiz itself

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLEJ4

I bought it but can't show you the link as I do not have time to do it now. I will try to give you the link later.

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moallem

Can anyone still having the old website leave a link for the progress quiz?

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiramisues

It probably won't work. When I hove my username while on the discussion site I can still see the "Quiz History" link, but it leads to a 404 Error...

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moallem

Thank you for confirming though

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiramisues

I wish it was better news though! I miss the quiz too and asked the same question 2 weeks ago. A mod told me, that they don't know if it's gone for good, but apparently there has been an A/B test for a year with some people not having the quiz... So I fear the worst...

My workaround for now is to make a placement test with another account. It's not as accurate, but it's at least something.

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moallem

Now I see, I thought it was a temporary glitch. Now I fear the worse too. I was really relying on having that test.

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiramisues

Me too. I checked how I was doing in regular intervals...

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j.m.shiffman

Also, the quiz would be MUCH more useful if you could see the mistakes you made after.

May 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danielbelmiro

It wouldn't, the objective of the quiz is compare the user's progress over time. When you don't know the answers, you don't memorize them, and when your score is higher than the latest, you know that it's higher because you know more, not because you memorized the answers.

June 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j.m.shiffman

but of course, you can only learn from your mistakes if you know what they are...

July 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danielbelmiro

Once you are intermediate or advanced, and the "strengthen skills" is too easy, it's hard to know what things you have to learn, what are your weaknesses. But if you're not, you can learn from your mistakes easily in "strengthen skills". Another problem for people with intermediate level or more, is that the more you know a language, it is harder to notice when you improve your skills. The same way we don't notice when a child grows up without measuring tools, because the grown is too slow, it's hard to notice when our skills are better, without a tool to mesure it, and the quiz was one of the best tools to do it. The quiz is not made to teach you anything,it is made only to measure your knowledge in a language. If the quiz shows you the answers, the quiz is not measuring your language skills, it is measuring how good you are in memorizing the answers.

July 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j.m.shiffman

Yes, thanks Daniel. I don't actually need you to explain and the quiz isn't available anymore anyway. Cheers.

July 8, 2017
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