Grading reports provide you with a detailed account of your students' training. Membean will guide you through a wizard that will prompt you to customize your reports. You will be able to focus on the parts of training you care about most. You can then use your reports to grade, or to monitor how well your students are training.
Training Cycles and Expectation
Membean will prompt you to set up a Training Cycle and Expectation upon creating each of your classes.
A training cycle is the period of time that you use for grading. For example, you may require that your students train for a certain amount of time every week, every five days, or every two weeks.
- Days: The number of days within your training cycle indicates the length of the cycle. Keep in mind that cycles are recurring, with no "down days" in between.
- Begins Every/Training Starts On: If you have your training cycle set to 7 days, you will choose the day of the week that your cycle begins on. If your cycle is set to another length of time, you will choose a date for your cycle to begin on. Your cycle will automatically recur.
- End Time: The end time of your training cycle is the time when your students need to have their Membean training completed. For example, if you have a 7-day cycle that starts on Tuesday with an end time of 5:00 pm, students will need to complete their training by the following Tuesday at 4:59 pm.
- You plan on checking Grading Reports every Friday after school. You set your training cycle to 7 days beginning on Friday with an end time of 3:00pm (Students must finish their Membean every Friday by 2:59 pm).
- Your class meets twice a week, so you plan on checking your Grading Reports every two weeks over the weekend. You set your cycle to 14 days beginning on Saturday with an end time of 12:00 am (Students have two weeks to complete their Membean training and must finish every other Friday by 11:59 pm).
The training expectation is the minimum number of days and minutes that students should spend training every cycle.
- Days: The number of days within your training expectation indicates how many separate days your students need to train in order to meet the required training for the cycle.
- Minutes Per Day: The number of minutes per day within your training expectation indicates how long your students must train on each day in order to reach their goal.
- Total Minutes: The total minutes within your training expectation indicates how many minutes overall your students must train per cycle.
Parts of a Grading Report
Membean Grading Reports provide alerts beneath the Overview column when students are engaging in suboptimal training.
Clicking on the alerts will open a Training Overview page. Days highlighted in orange indicate an alert. You can click on any highlighted day to view the individual alerts.
Training Minutes Total
Within the Training Overview pop-up, each calendar box will list the total number of training minutes done on that day.
If you click on the calendar day, and then click on Training Minutes Total, you will be brought to session details.
Your report will alert you if a student is inactive three or more times within a session. Inactivity suggests that the student was not engaged with their training.
Clicking on Inactive will bring you to the Activity tab within session details, where you can view each time a student was inactive within their session.
Your report will alert you if your students have any sessions under five minutes or over sixty minutes. A session under five minutes isn't long enough for a student to be engaged with their training. A session over sixty minutes may contribute to burnout, and hinder long-term retention of vocabulary.
Clicking on Session is too long or short will bring you to the Session Length tab within session details, where you can view the length of the sessions that were either too long or short.
Clicking on Skipped words will bring you to the IKT Use tab within session details, where you can see exactly which words your student skipped.
Your report will alert you if a student's accuracy is below 50%. You can learn more about using accuracy to help your students here.
Clicking on Many wrong answers will bring you to the Accuracy tab within session details, where you can see which questions on what words your student got incorrect.
Your report will alert you if a student is spending less than ten seconds reviewing a word page when they get a question on the word incorrect.
Clicking on Not enough time spent on restudy will bring you to the Review Pace tab within session details, where you can see which questions on what words your student got incorrect.
Dubious Minutes indicates sessions of very poor training. When we detect dubious behavior, the entire session is marked as dubious. A lack of engagement in part of a session affects the learning within the entire session.
There are three reasons why a session is marked as dubious:
- Sandbagging: When a session is marked as sandbagging, the student was inactive three or more times during their training. For more information, please read this article on inactivity.
- Very Low Accuracy: Very low accuracy is usually a sign that the student is training without paying attention to their work. Poor accuracy is often accompanied by review times of 10 seconds or less. We mark sessions as dubious if the student's session accuracy was below 20%.
- Cheating: Students may attempt to cheat by using a script or program to train for them. For more information, please review our article on cheating.
Viewing Other Training Cycles
Upon clicking a class, Membean will generate a Grading Report for the last full training cycle. You can toggle between older and newer cycles using the arrows by the dates at the top of the report.
Customizing your Grading Report
Clicking on the date range at the top of the report will allow you to customize your report for a different time period. You can choose a date range by clicking on the provided buttons, or manually choose the bookend days for the range in which you wish to generate a report.
You can also expand the bottom of the window and edit the columns and alerts shown on the report.
Exporting to Excel
If you wish to export the data of the report for grading purposes, you can do so easily by clicking the export icon in the top right-hand corner.
The downloaded .csv file will contain a report of the customized date range and columns.