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It would be helpful if one could see what was marked wrong in the quizzes.

3 years ago

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I assume you're talking about the progress quizzes that cost 25 lingots. In a sense, sure it would be helpful. But you get that same functionality from the normal lessons. The quizzes are special in that they are an attempt to assess your ability rather than teach you something. The gaming aspect works well for teaching, but you don't want to "gamify" the testing by memorizing test answers; otherwise, the test is meaningless. And if such feedback were provided, that would be the effect -- you would be "teaching to the test".

3 years ago

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The problem with the "progress quizzes" is that they have statements/questions in them that haven't been covered in prior lessons up to the point that the learner elects to take one. To truly measure progress they ought to coincide with the sets of lessons completed by the learner. Also. I want to know if my error is spelling, a missed vocabulary, or lack of an accent mark, or placement of words. I believe knowing this information is helpful. The daily practices give immediate feedback, so why not the quizzes? Each quiz is different so "memorizing them" wouldn't be that helpful.

3 years ago

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I'm sure the progress quizzes draw from a very small pool of questions. I doubt there are enough quiz questions to make more than three or four complete progress quizzes, so enumerating the mistakes and providing the answers would be a very real problem in watering down the diagnostic ability of the progress quizzes.

3 years ago