Patricia A. Hill

A 3rd grade teacher at Windsor Hills Math Science 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. Hill falls within the “more effective than average” category of district teachers in math and within the “more effective than average” category in English. These ratings were calculated based on test scores from 113 students.

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

Hill's LAUSD teaching history

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

Patricia Hill's Response:

Once again you have violated the right to privacy of thousands of teachers. As I stated in one of my many responses to your August exposé, this information belongs at the school site and with the district. Value added is not a reliable data analysis model, yet you present it as an "objective" measure of our efficacy. This is not true, fair, or accurate.

Your on-going battle with UTLA uses teachers as pawns. Publishing our ratings is not beneficial to anyone. Rather it promotes ill will between colleagues, teaching to the test in lieu of a well-rounded education, and in the case of Rigoberto Ruelas, the final straw in an incredibly stressful profession. I hold the LA Times responsible for his death. I hold the LA Times culpable for irresponsible and politically motivated reporting. I hold the LA Times responsible for slandering and attacking professionals who have far more integrity than your publication. I hold the LA Times responsible for being a major contributor to the privatizing of public education.

 

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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