Best Practices

Grading your students
Overview While Membean provides useful information to help you determine a grade for students, Membean does not assign grades to students nor prescribe any specific grading policy. This article contains some tips to help you craft a po...
Membean best practices
Overview If this is your first year using Membean, or if you are looking to hone your use of Membean, you are probably wondering what the Membean team suggests for best practices. This article will guide you through some things to thin...
Optimal student training recommendations
Overview Membean works best when students' training sessions are short and spaced throughout the week. This ensures they truly remember the words they learn, and that they stay engaged for the entirety of their session. This artic...
Identifying and addressing suboptimal training
Overview Reports identify suboptimal training patterns that your students engage in. You can easily get the supporting data you need to engage with your students to proactively address and even head off issues that arise from suboptima...
Using accuracy to help your students
Overview While a student should feel comfortable making mistakes during training, an accuracy flag means the student is getting a large amount of training exercises incorrect during the reported time period. This article will explain h...
Dubious minutes on student reports
Overview Dubious minutes are accumulated training minutes of very poor or no active training. This article will explain in detail the three reasons that minutes are marked as dubious. When we detect any of the above behaviors the enti...
Understanding sandbagging
Overview Sandbagging occurs when a student purposely waits to answer training questions, or lingers on a word page without actually reviewing it. These behaviors are attempts to record training time with minimal engagement. We mark san...