Duolingo English Test Scores

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Sristy Sharma
Jun 18, 2022 11:55 AM IST

Duolingo English Test Scores

The Duolingo English Test score is released within 48 hours of taking the test. The Duolingo English Test score/result is released in the form of a certificate showing the basic details of the candidate, overall score along with a general description of the candidate’s performance and subscores.The certificate is released online and candidates can access the same by logging in to their account. 

While on the certificate download page, candidates will be able to send the score to the relevant higher education institutions abroad, wherever the test is accepted. The entire process of accessing the Duolingo English Test score to send it to institutions is an online process.

Duolingo English Test is a fast, affordable and convenient way for candidates to prove their English skills for admissions to universities abroad. 

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How to View Duolingo English Test Score?

The Duolingo English Test result is released in the form of a certificate. The certificate can be accessed through the Duolingo English Test account.

The Duolingo English Test result is released within 48 hours of completing the test. You can log in to your Duolingo English Test account and download the Duolingo English Test certificate, once it is released.

Simple steps to save a copy of the Duolingo English Test certificate are given below:

  • Sign in on englishtest.duolingo.com

  • Open the certificate

  • Click the 'Print Result' button

  • Save the certificate in pdf format

Candidates may opt to get a hard copy of the certificate as well.

Duolingo English Test Score Scale

Duolingo English Test Score is measured on a scale of 10 to 160. The test score is bifurcated into the overall score and four subscores, as highlighted below:

Parameters Scores

Overall

10 to 160+ General Description

Literacy

10 to 160

Conversation

10 to 160

Comprehension

10 to 160

Production

10 to 160

Duolingo English Test Score Report

The Duolingo English Test certificate awarded to test takers reflects the overall score and subscores.

Thus, a Duolingo English Test Score Report defines the overall performance of the candidates by bifurcating the overall score into subcategories. Find out how a Duolingo English Test Score Report looks like here.

Overall Score

The overall score is scored on a scale of 10 to 160. Along with the score, the overall score section of the Duolingo English Test includes the general description of the candidate. It also defines his/her key skills and strengths based on the performance in the test.

Do not consider the overall score as the average of four subscores. The overall score is a metric to define the candidate’s abilities to use the English language in different modes and contexts.

Subscores 

Subscores give a better clarity on the students’ abilities to understand and interpret the English language in specific areas. For this, the Duolingo English Test subscores are categorized into four parts. Each subscore is also scored on a scale of 10 to 160.

  • Literacy: This subscore defines the ability of the test taker to read and write.

  • Conversation: This subscore defines the ability of the test taker to listen and speak.

  • Comprehension: This subscore defines the ability of the test taker to listen and read.

  • Production: This subscore defines the ability of the test taker to write and speak.

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Duolingo English Test Certificate

The Duolingo English Test Certificate is released for each test taker. Once the test certificate is released, it can be checked online, saved, downloaded, or printed, as per the need of the candidate.

Each Duolingo English Test Certificate has a unique URL to verify the authenticity of the test result.

A Duolingo English Test Certificate displays the following contents:

  • Name of the Test Taker 

  • Date of Taking the Test

  • Overall Score

  • Subscores

  • Description for each subscore

What is the Validity of a Duolingo English Test Score?

After the certified scores/result and certificate have been released by the test-provider, students will be able to use the test scores for the purpose of admission for a specific duration. Here is the validity of a Duolingo English Test score.

Certificates

In a bid to protect the validity of the test result and the candidate, the test score certificates will be sent over by Duolingo on the official account only.

Validity of the Test Score

The Duolingo English Test score is valid for a period of 2 years.

Retaking Duolingo English Test

Like any other English Proficiency Tests, candidates can retake the Duolingo English Test, however, there are a few regulations that they will have to abide by before retaking the Duolingo English Test. Here are a few regulations and things to look out for before retaking the test.

  • If the candidate has received his/her certified Duolingo English Test certificate, they will be able to take a second test within a period of 30 days.

  • Candidates who have not received their certificate, within the specified amount of time, shall not worry, as the attempt will not be counted under the ‘two tests within 30 day cap’.

Candidates will be allowed to take any number of tests after the 30 day period, if they wish to.

How to Send a Duolingo English Test to Institutes?

Once the certificate of the Duolingo English Test result is released, the score can be sent to multiple institutions where the test score is accepted. The step by step procedure to send the score is as follows:

  • Login to the Duolingo English Test account using the registered email ID, used to take the test.

  • Scroll down and click 'Send Result'.

  • Enter the name of institutions and select choices using the checkbox options.

  • The candidate can select up to 40 institutions at a time to send the Duolingo English Test score.

  • Enter the application ID, in case a specific institution asks for it.

  • Once the required fields are added, click the Send button.

What Institutions Can See

Once the test results have been submitted to the relevant institutions through the Duolingo English Test official website, here are the things that the selected institutions will see in your Duolingo English Test. The scorecard sent to universities and colleges contains scores, subscores, and ungraded video and writing samples. There is no time or day limit to send scores to the institutions.

DET Score

Similar to you, the selected institutions will be able to see the exact Duolingo English Test scores that you can see, which include the overall score and subscores.

Speaking and Writing Samples

Along with the scores, the institutions will also have access to the speaking and writing samples that you provided in the last 10 minutes of the test. While these samples are ungraded and do not affect your scores, they are a reflection of how you communicate and your grasp of the language, thus, providing a better image of you. Institutions will use this to understand you better and may even select based on the samples provided.

What is a Good Duolingo English Test Score?

Most institutions release the English proficiency requirements on their official website along with specifying the admission requirement for each university and course. However, in case you are not sure about the minimum Duolingo score requirements at a specific institute, you can send an official email to the Admissions Office of the institutions directly and request the specific information.

The Duolingo English Test Score is scored on a scale of 10 to 160. An overall score of 120+ and subscores above 100 are considered acceptable for admissions at popular universities abroad. However, as a test taker, you must ensure to give your best effort and score the maximum marks in the Duolingo English Test.

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FAQs

Q. Can I send Duolingo English Test scores to multiple institutions at the same time?

A. You can send the Duolingo English Test score directly through the Duolingo English Test account. You can select upto 40 institutions at a time to send the result. In case you select fewer than 40 institutions at a time, you can add the remaining number of institutions later and send the result.

Q. What should I do if I want to send Duolingo English Test scores to more than 40 institutions?

A. If you wish to send the Duolingo English Test scores to more than 40 institutions, you will have to contact the support team of Duolingo. In such cases, you will also have to confirm that you are officially applying to the institutions.

Q. What if there is a discrepancy in the Duolingo English Test score?

A. In case there is any discrepancy in the Duolingo English Test score the test taker can appeal the result. The appeal can be sent via email stating the testing situation and requesting re-examination of the Duolingo English Test score. The appeal is supervised within 4 business days. After re-examination, the test taker will receive the final decision to either uphold or overturn the original result.

Q. What is the validity of the Duolingo English Test score?

A.  Duolingo English Test result is valid for upto two years.

Q. Is there an additional charge to send the Duolingo English Test scores to institutions?

A. There is no additional charge to send the test result to institutions. All charges are included in the Duolingo English Test registration fee i.e $49.

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