Hey, the Duolingo people published an Official Guide to the Duolingo English Test last month. It is actually pretty good. I wish I had read it before I took the test. Oh well. It is about 79 pages, and includes plenty of details and example questions. I think I will study it in the days ahead and write about what I learn. Stay tuned.
Last week I took the Duolingo English Test. I’ve been a big supporter of this test for the past couple of years, but I’ve been shocked at how quickly schools around the USA have embraced it. The test seems to have certain strengths and weaknesses, but I’m not a linguist or an assessments expert. I don’t know how valid it really is.
My full report on the test is contained in this video. It describes the six different question types, and provides a few basic strategies, particularly for the extended writing and speaking prompts.
Meanwhile, my final score on the test was 150 points (out of sixty). My score report is as follows.