Kimberly A. Terry

A 5th grade teacher at Sierra Park 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.

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About this rating

The red lines show The Times’ value-added estimates for this teacher. Terry falls within the “more effective than average” category of district teachers in math and within the “average” category in English. These ratings were calculated based on test scores from 25 students.

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

Terry's LAUSD teaching history

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

Kimberly Terry's Response:

The students at this school do not come proficient into their grade level. Students are usually 2 to 3 years behind both in mathematics and language arts. There was excellent school leadership, classroom support, and exceptional professional development from 1996 through 2005. During the years spanning from September 2005 until I left in December 2009 there was a lack of school vision and leadership. Additionally the classroom support declined tremendously as well as the effectiveness and relevance of professional development. During the academic year of 2009 to 2010 I taught a 6th grade class for only 10 weeks. I left in December of 2009. Finally research has shown it is the parents level of expectations and involvement in the monitoring of the child's education that makes the most difference in their achievement and success no matter what language the parents speak.

 

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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Los Angeles Teacher Ratings, the Los Angeles Times' database of value-added scores for Los Angeles Unified elementary schools and teachers.
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