How good a marker is the quiz from the lingot store?
I just took the Spanish Progress quiz from the lingot store. I got a score of 3.07/5.0. Can anyone tell me that how good or bad is that?
Hi! Here's a relevant thread https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3360278 , it could have the answer to your question and possibly more. I cannot find an official guide on how to interpret this score.
Personally, I would say that this is a good score (congrats!) and that you are in the right path :) Especially for a level 11 in your learning language. A couple of things that you might want to consider though: how much have you tested your understanding of Spanish outside Duolingo? If, for example you are able to read a newspaper and understand most of an article in any section, it should mean that you are (at least) an intermediate user. However, this, like the test if I remember correctly, tests mostly for reading comprehension and a user can be lacking in listening/writing/speaking skills. How would you do in a conversation with other speakers or listening to the radio? I would suggest to look at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages) and try to find where you fit. Just to have a bigger picture on the subject and not rely solely on a number that can show over- or underpreforming simply at the time the test was taken.
From my experience, having taken the test twice, and seeing a better score (+1.37) the second time after a few months, I can say it's great to see that practicing within Duolingo works and I keep learning, but I also know in which areas I'm lacking because I see so much in (immersion) and out of Duolingo that are still out of my depth.
I still think 3.07/5.0 is a good score; just put it in context :)
It measures how well you know what Duo teaches. A 5/5 means you have mastered Duo, which means you are a high beginner/low intermediate user of Spanish, better in reading/writing than in conversation.
Thanks for your reply. I did sort of know that this isn't a marker for conversation. I have tried listening to some Spanish videos and I realized that I couldn't even understand what they are saying mostly because they were too rapid for me to comprehend.