Tracie E. Schlick

A 5th grade teacher at Fifty-Second Street 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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The red lines show The Times’ value-added estimates for this teacher. Schlick 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 163 students.

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

Schlick's LAUSD teaching history

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Tracie Schlick's Response:

What can I say? Last year, my rating was even I guess any progress is a good thing. I am not ashamed. I work hard with my kids and encourage them to push themselves to progress on their own terms. Most of my children come to me well below grade level, and ELD levels 1-3 (in 5th grade). I am proud of each and every one of my children. They do make progress in my class. It may not be at grade level, but I am not a miracle worker. I do, however, have complete faith in my students that they will continue to progress in future years.

I will say that it's only been the last few years where these tests were made into such a big deal. Before 2007, we were told these tests would not effect us in any way.

Also, for 2008, I was on maternity leave.


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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