This is a repeat of a previous post. I wasn’t happy with the wording the last time, it seemed unclear and difficult to understand. Truth be told, scoring repetitions requires some individual judgment, but much of it, I think, can be standardized. So here’s a second attempt at explaining how to score repetitions. Hopefully this time around things are clearer.
0 – Blank. Complete non-recall. You completely forgot the reading of 1 or more characters. You completely forgot the meaning of one or more words
1 – Completely wrong. One big error or multiple small errors. You got the reading of one or more characters COMPLETELY wrong. Or, you got the reading of 2 or more characters slightly wrong. This goes against what I said previously, but, I think a tone error in Chinese should be graded as “completely wrong” rather than “slightly wrong”. Tone matters that much.
2 – Slightly wrong. You got the reading of one character slightly wrong. You had a hazy idea of the meaning, and it was slightly off, or too broad/narrow
3 – More or less juust right. Weak, struggling, but right. No mistakes. Maybe you had the meaning or reading wrong to begin with, but then you corrected yourself
4 – Exactly right. Very good. Maybe a little slow or slightly halting, but not too slow
5 – Perfect. It was a breeze. Like breathing. In. Out. Next!