A student who doesn't study or has long periods of inactivity will not be ready to take an assessment. However, classroom pragmatics sometimes make it necessary to administer one anyway. Rather than forcing an assessment, we suggest that teachers intervene and ensure that students spend additional time training first. Once the student has trained, you can re-issue an assessment for the testing period. If you'd like to force an assessment, even if some students aren't ready, this article will show you how to do so.

Some students deliberately train irregularly/poorly in order to be tested on the same bank of words for every assessment. By not forcing an assessment, these students will have to train for a few sessions before they have words deemed quizzable. You may also consider enabling Strict Assessment Readiness to help hold students accountable for their training.

Step 1: Create or Schedule Assessment

Follow the steps to either create or schedule an assessment.

Step 2: View Student Preparedness

The number of students deemed quiz-ready may changed based on the number of questions selected. For example, a student may be prepared for a 15-question quiz but not a 30-question one. Click the student count beneath the number of questions to see which students are prepared. 

Toggle between the two panels to see a list of prepared and unprepared students. 

Step 3: Force Assessment

Before you finish creating your assessment, check the box at the bottom to issue the assessment to all students regardless of their preparedness.

The Words Chosen for Forced Assessments

For students who don't have enough quizzable words based on current word memory scores, Membean will construct a test from words with lower memory scores. If not enough words have been seen, the test is constructed from words that the student might have encountered had they studied diligently.