Faye B. Ireland

A 5th grade teacher at Los Feliz Elementary in 2007

These graphs show a teacher's "value-added" rating based on his or her students' progress on the California Standards Tests in math and English. The Times’ analysis used all valid student scores available for this teacher from the 2003-04 through 2009-10 academic years. The value-added scores reflect a teacher's effectiveness at raising standardized test scores and, as such, capture only one aspect of a teacher's work.

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The red lines show The Times’ value-added estimates for this teacher. Ireland falls within the “least effective” category of district teachers in math and within the “least effective” category in English. These ratings were calculated based on test scores from 93 students.

Because this is a statistical measure, each score has a degree of uncertainty. The shading represents the range of values within which Ireland’s actual effectiveness score is most likely to fall. The score is most likely to be in the center of the shaded area, near the red line, and less likely in the lightly shaded area. Teachers with ratings based on a small number of student test scores will a have wider shaded range.

The beige area shows how the district's 11,500 elementary school teachers are distributed across the categories.

Ireland's LAUSD teaching history

Years used for value-added rating. See FAQ for details.

Faye Ireland's Response:

OMG my rating has not improved since the last data base was published. Maybe it is because I RETIRED in 2007.

This rating is based on only three (3) of my forty-five (45) years of teaching. That is only seven percent (7%) of my career.

This rating only shows ninety-three (93) students out of over 1,300 students. That is only seven percent (7%) of the students I taught.

This rating dropped the 02/03 school year and added the 09/10 school year. At that rate it could possibly be four more years before my name is dropped from this data base.

That is possibly four more years of being listed as a least effective teacher in math and English, with no change, because I am RETIRED.

A new “rookie” principal was assigned to Los Feliz the last two years of my career.
1. She did not allow me to use my previously successful methods.
2. She harassed and forced some teachers to switch students for some
3. Therefore all 93 of those students used for my rating were not
necessarily taught by me.
4. The morale as well as the school’s API score plummeted.
5. Los Feliz went from a “High Achieving School” to a “Program Review
School" very quickly after she was assigned as principal of Los Feliz
Elementary School.


The Times gave LAUSD elementary school teachers rated in this database the opportunity to preview their value-added evaluations and publicly respond. Some issues raised by teachers may be addressed in the FAQ. Teachers who have not commented may do so by contacting The Times.

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