I have a student in my class who shows up to class most weeks, but puts in very little effort. The student has remained at their current grade for a signficant period of time (a few years) because none of the other instructors are prepared to grade the student for similar reasons to mine. Last year I did a formal assessment of the student and provided them with written feedback about the things that needed correcting, and promised them that I would help them with the corrections and send them to grading provided they improved over the year. Unfortunately there was minimal improvement despite numerous corrections and encouragements.
I know that this student wants to grade but is only prepared to put effort in when they think I'm assessing them - forgetting of course that I've told the class several times that I am constantly assessing them and that a pre-grading formal assessment is a confirmation that they are ready to attempt grading. It is encouraging that this student keep coming to training but I often wonder why when I see the level of effort and committment that is put in. I've run out of ideas for inspiring this particular student. Any ideas and suggestions are most welcome.