How Are Language Certificate Scores Calculated?

[deactivated user]

    Apparently scores are done out of 5, but what does this mean and how does it relate to how much you know?

    September 18, 2013

    6 Comments


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

    I assume 5.00 is 100%, (5 x 20 = 100) so I'm guessing a 4.00 would be 80% (4.00 x 20 = 80) and so on but I'm not sure.

    September 19, 2013

    [deactivated user]

      Thanks for the reply! That's what I thought but I just wanted some clarification.

      September 19, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cdhicks1

      I finally did the test today. I finished the tree a couple months ago, and have only been reviewing since then until I felt comfortable. The test covered a bit of everything. I scored 4.26 out of 5 (85.2%)

      April 29, 2014

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

      Its still a bit of a mystery to me. If you have done only a quarter of the tree, are the questions only related to the quarter you have covered? And if so, how does one compare a certificate for quarter the tree with another who has done half the tree and is asked more complex and difficult questions. From the example certificate shown it does not say at which level it is ... so what does it then mean. I may be missing something .... but there is my question!

      Another question is the date ... clearly an American format - but it doesnt hold good for most of the world at large! Why not give it as 6 September 2013, or September 6, 2013 - those versions are internationally understood!

      September 19, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qaa2

      Good questions! I agree.

      September 19, 2013

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

      What is the test like? Like are the questions based on what you have already learnt so far?

      September 20, 2013
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