How do I take a test of my progress so far?
Is it possible to take a test of my progress?
Yes, but it is a little-known way (NOTE: Be sure that your account is on the language you want to test out of, and that you have 25 or more lingots):
STEP 1: Go to the discussions forum.
STEP 2: Go to the browser console (F12 should take you there)
STEP 3: Type the highlighted message into the console:
duo.old_web_url_whitelist=["^.+"];, Press enter, And the thing will reply
STEP 4: Go to the homepage.
STEP 5: Go to the lingot store (press the button at the top corner of the tree, don't press the lingot)
STEP 6: Buy and take the test!
Yes. You can either take a placement test when you start a new language. Otherwise, you can test out of skills.
You might want to check out this forum thread: "Is there a way to test your progress to see how well you are doing?" (Sorry if there's a way I could provide a link for you; I don't know how to do that.)
Woot. gives instructions there on how to access the progress test that we used to be able to buy with lingots.
If I remember correctly, it'll give you a score between 1 and 5. Expect to encounter material that you haven't learned yet in Duolingo. It won't give any feedback other than a score, but it's encouraging to try it periodically and see that your score is nudging up.
The best forum search for DuoLingo threads is the google "site:duolingo.com mykeywords" detail search ;)