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...
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 An accuracy flag means your student is getting many questions wrong within their training session. This article will explain how to use Membean's accuracy data to help your students. Accuracy affects the number of new wo...
Dubious minutes on student reports
Overview Dubious minutes indicate sessions of poor training. This article will explain the three reasons minutes are marked dubious. When we detect dubious behavior, the entire session is marked as dubious. A lack of engagement in par...
Understanding sandbagging
Overview Sandbagging means a student is waiting to answer training questions, or is lingering on a word page without actually reviewing it. This happens when a student is distracted. Membean marks sandbagging as a dubious session. The ...