Fernando M. Mendoza

A 3rd grade teacher at Morningside Elementary in 2005

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.

Math effectiveness

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English effectiveness

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About this rating

The red lines show The Times’ value-added estimates for this teacher. Mendoza falls within the “most effective” category of district teachers in math and within the “most effective” category in English. These ratings were calculated based on test scores from 15 students.

Because this is a statistical measure, each score has a degree of uncertainty. The shading represents the range of values within which Mendoza’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.

Mendoza's LAUSD teaching history

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

Fernando Mendoza's Response:

These value-added scores brings a sense of satisfaction that we daily work tirelessly to uplift the spirits and creactivity of our students.

This rewarding experience, I may say is equivalent to when I earned the Masters Degree in Educational Administration and concluded my advanced degree by being invited to participate in becoming the Secretary of Education for the country of Mexico.

In September/1998, I communicated with a presidential website established by the Vicente Fox.
In March/1999, President Vicente Fox, First Lady Laura Bush and Former Governor Gray Davis
were standing before me and all my teacher colleagues to congratulate us on a job well done and kudos. You may reach me at fmend1@lausd.net . Thanks


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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