Leaderboard improvements coming soon!

The Kwiziq Leaderboard is a fun way to compete informally with other users on on the network, in three separate competitions: Day Streak, Kudos Points, and Top Testers.

The last one has always been a bit controversial as it is calculated on the basis of how many tests each user takes. While most tests have 10 questions, some clever (if slightly nefarious) Kwizzers have figured out how to game the system.

We realize that it’s not quite fair to rank Top Testers by how many tests you’ve taken, so we’re going to recalculate based on how many questions you answer. This will shake up the numbers a bit but should result in a fairer competition. And we’ll be keeping an eye out for any new tricks from krafty kwizzers to keep them on the straight and narrow.

We’ll be flipping the switch on Saturday, 18 April, so stay tuned!

Author info

Laura K Lawless

Laura is Kwiziq's Language and Marketing Coordinator. Online educator since '99, Laura is passionate about language, travel, and cooking. She's American by birth and a permanent ex-pat by choice - freelancing made it possible for her to travel extensively and live in several countries before settling permanently in Guadeloupe. Laura is the author of Lawless French, Lawless Spanish, and other websites and books on French, Spanish, English, and vegetarianism. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with food, and enjoying water sports.

Comments: 2

An excellent change and will encourage the use of comparison question in notebooks. ie por and para. I use some questions to set up revision exercises. Thus with the lesson on gerunds I have found out that the alternative answers all represent a different conjugation of the verb. I have developed my own game with different sentence repetition around these alternative conjugations. While the completions are fun the main aim is to master the language. Your moto that repetition is fundamental is all too true. I do find the logo which pops up across the questions before the answer is displayed unhelpful in this respect.

"Nefarious" isn't always true. I often use shorter quizzes from my notebook to focus more on areas in which I am struggling, while also making sure I am taking longers quizzes so that I stay well rounded and don't forget various aspects of the language. It's a learning strategy and one I am glad I am able to utilize on this site. For me, perfecting my Spanish is the goal, not racking up numbers of quizzes.