Tag Archives: LOBG

LOBA and Standards Based Grading

I should probably clarify the distinction between Learning Objectives Based Assessment (LOBA) and Standards Based Grading (SBG). LOBA is a particular implementation of SBG. I want to be clear that LOBA isn’t some brand new grading paradigm that I created … Continue reading

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LOBA Gradebooks

I was looking back at my previous posts and noticed I hadn’t talked explicitly about how I keep track of grades for assessments, only about how I use Python and Excel to make my life easier.  I used to include … Continue reading

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Looking Back At LOBA – Fall 2012

With the new term about to start I’m spending time reflecting on what worked and what didn’t and what changes I need to make to my grading scheme. I tend to focus on all the things that didn’t work so … Continue reading

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Python + Excel = Gradebook Happiness

I’m really trying to streamline my workflow (and reduce grade entering errors) so I thought rather than writing scores by hand on each assessment, I’d put the scores directly into a spreadsheet.  In order to hand back scores for each … Continue reading

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Instructions for starting up with LOBA

With new faculty workshops going on, I’ve had a couple of instructors ask how to get started with Learning Objectives Based Assessment (LOBA) and I thought this would be a good time to summarize how I got started. That was … Continue reading

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My Learning Objectives Based Assessment (LOBA) Workflow

Kelly O’Shea just blogged about managing her tests for Standards Based Grading and that inspired me to share my workflow for managing reassessments. I know when I first started out I had a hard time imagining how I was going … Continue reading

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Learning Objectives Based Assessment FAQ

What is Learning Objectives Based Assessment (LOBA)? LOBA is a different grading philosophy.  It is based on several principles: (1) Student grades should be a reflection of how proficient a student is at the important skills and concepts from the … Continue reading

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