Statistical Results by Language App Efficacy
Based on Written Proficiency by College Placement Test

Year
Language App
EFFICACY
Study Hours for
One College Semester
Sample
Size
Statistical
Report
Mean
95% CI
Mean
Range
BEGINNER/NOVICE USERS
2019
21
16-26
13
10-17
143
2019 Mango Languages 18 14-23 15 12-20 87 1
2018
14
7-21
19
13-28
102
1, 2
2016
13
10-15
21
18-26
325
1, 2
2016
12
8-16
22
17-34
144
1, 2
2015
11
7-15
25
18-41
101
1, 2
2012
8
6-11
34
26-49
88
1, 2
INTERMEDIATE USERS
2021 Busuu 6 (3-8) 13 10-23 113 1

Explanatory Notes

The numbers in the table are rounded.
College Placement Test: Web Based Computer Adaptive Placement Exam (WebCAPE). Spanish WebCAPE Computer-Adaptive Placement Exam by Jerry Larson and Kim Smith, online version Charles Bush. 1998, 2004 Humanities Technology and Research Support Center, Brigham Young University, link,
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Efficacy: Gain in college placement test (WebCAPE points) per one study hour.
Study Hours for One College Semester: Number of study hours in a two-month study period needed to cover the requirements for first college semester of Spanish.
95% CI: 95% confidence interval around the mean.
Range: Transformed 95% CI limits for efficacy; upper and lower limits divided by the threhold requirement for placement in second college semester of Spanish (270 WebCAPE points).