Jacquelyn L. Mcdaniel

A 4th grade teacher at Charles W. Barrett Elementary in 2010

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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About this rating

The red lines show The Times’ value-added estimates for this teacher. Mcdaniel falls within the “average” category of district teachers in math and within the “least effective” category in English. These ratings were calculated based on test scores from 98 students.

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

Mcdaniel's LAUSD teaching history

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

Jacquelyn Mcdaniel's Response:

It's sad that the effectiveness and value of a teacher is soley judged by the achievement on a biased test that lacks culturally relevancy. It's sad that instructional pacing for teachers usage is created for exposure to skills and concepts, not mastery of them. It's sad that the effect of a student's socio-economic status and skill mastery from the previous grade is not taken into account. It's sad that the judgement doesn't consider if a student's core needs are being met. Those core needs are food, shelter, safety, and clothing. It's sad that the effects of tracking aren't taken into account. It's sad that parent participation and assistance with students learning is not incorporated. It's sad that the sole responsibility is on the teacher, not the student or the parent. Teaching is a team effort. That team consist of the teacher, administration, students, parents, and community members. It's sad that the Los Angeles Times would publish something so detrimental to a persons character without fully doing the research. It's sad.

 

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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