Overview

Membean offers auto-generated and graded assessments. These are personalized based on each student's individual training. This article will show you what to expect from Membean assessments. Click here for a more detailed guide about using the assessment feature. 

Question Types

Membean offers two question types: traditional multiple choice and multi-select questions.

The multiple choice questions give students 3-4 options, and students must select the correct answer.

The SATA questions (select-all-that-apply) could have one or more answers correct. The student must select all of the correct answers and only the correct answers to receive credit. You can learn more about multi-select questions and why we don't give partial credit here.

Quiz Format

See the sample quiz below. This is the format students will see once they begin an assessment. It opens in full screen mode to prevent distractions or the temptation to open a new tab or program. You can learn more about anti-cheat settings here.

Time Allotted for Quizzes

Membean assessments are timed and will auto-submit when the timer runs out. Below is a table of the amount of time students have for quizzes. The time is based on the student's grade level and the number of questions on the quiz.

Quiz Expiration

Quizzes stay live for 48 hours because memory strength is constantly changing. A word that is strong in a student's memory today may not be strong enough to be eligible for a quiz tomorrow. A small number of quiz questions are devoted to testing diligence in learning. They test whether students are paying attention to recently learned material or rushing through learning instead. These are items that should be known right now but are not strong for long-term retention. We call these "immediately known but unstable items." If there is a gap between when an assessment is issued and when the student takes the assessment, they'll likely get these questions wrong. Quizzes are generated the moment they go live to ensure that words that are weak in memory are not needlessly tested. The 48 hour expiration keeps quizzes fair.