Exam question marked wrong when everything I see looks right

I received the output that was requested, I used the “Name” field as asked, but it was marked wrong all three times. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what I did incorrectly. Thoughts? Possible bug?


Please post a link to that page.

It’s in an exam so I can’t take it again (to get the link) for 24 hours, but it’s the Intro to Programming (Part 2) exam in https://www.codecademy.com/career-journey/computer-science

It was the 6th question, though I don’t know if order is maintained when you take the exams.

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I’m having the same problem. I believe it might be an error in the answer checking on Codecademy’s end



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Given that these exams are sequestered (we don’t know which questions we got right/wrong), can be redone, and lead to certification, it would be inappropriate to discuss any of the questions on the forum. If you suspect that there is a bug in the testing, then report it to the curriculum team, off boards.

From one of the exams I did recently, there was at least one question that did not (in my view) offer a correct answer so I just picked the one that was closest. I can live with the outcome (74/83), and will take a crack at the exam linked above, presently.

Admittedly, at my age I won’t be seeking employment or advancement so don’t need any certification.

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You can tell which you got wrong since you get three attempts, if none of those work then obviously that’s the question you got wrong. I do understand not giving answers to certification questions but this definitely looks like a bug. I have reported it to the curriculum team but it would be great to hear from someone else that it is a bug rather than feel dumb for not getting it right six times lol

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For what it’s worth, I flubbed up on the Git section (I don’t use GH, but should probably take/retake the module) and failed question 6. Like y’all, my output was as expected. Don’t know what to make of it. Guess I’ll wait a few weeks and see if this persists before taking that exam again.

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I have exactly the same problem… I’m so sure I did the git section right, but I still failed that question. Same with the dictionary question… seems to be a bug on the website…

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I shared this with the team and they’ll review it for issues/fixes.

Thanks for flagging :+1:


If you could update this thread with the results that would be awesome. Would love to know if anything was wrong with the question so I can try again for the 100%

I’ve been having the same problem with this question. I doubt these many people have gotten this question wrong.

I’ve checked all over and I can’t find what the problem is. It keeps telling me “Did you access the Name field in your CSV data?” and I have no clue what it means by that as I clearly have. Otherwise it wouldn’t be printing the requested information in the format it’s been requested.

I won’t post the code because this is an exam question, but this is what my print looks like (I copy pasted it here):

Roger Smith: (555) 123-4567
Dan Meki: (555) 234-5678
Isha Jain: (555) 345-6789
Lynn Gonzales: (555) 456-7890

I got all the other questions right. This is the only one I’m having issues with and if I’m doing something wrong, for the life of me I can’t figure it out.

I’ve sent my failing code to @fedegl. It might help if y’all do the same, if possible.


@elusiveellie I’m so sorry you ran into this. I’ve fixed an issue in the testing based on your post. I also definitely recommend flagging the question to curriculum off the board so learners come up with solutions on their own without being influenced by other code.

You can flag these by reporting a bug:

Even if you think it’s possible that you just got the answer wrong, and that it may not be a bug, it’s okay to flag it using that process! Definitely include your solution code when reporting a bug.


You can report bugs here:


Was question 3 changed? My solution that worked before no longer works. It’s almost like you can’t add startup.py to the git repository now.

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@ktsotras, this actually sounds like a potential bug! When you revisit questions, the workspace should reset. In this case, that would allow you to properly interact with the repo. Since that isn’t happening here, @fedegl and I will look into this.


Is the problem is specific or general? Do we need to report a bug for each question with the same issue? (That’s because I have other correct answers rejected).
How much time do I have to wait to try again?

If you run into bugs or issues with questions, they’re likely unique to that question as each question has its own unique tests. You should report questions individually as you run into issues. Make sure to report them and include 1) a copy of the exact code you wrote and 2) the error message you were shown.

I believe you will have a chance to do the questions again after 24 hours. As far as bugs being fixed, we try to fix them as quickly as we can! I hope that’s helpful.