Cynthia Lee Fluharty
A 5th grade teacher at Seventy-Fifth Street Elementary in 2009
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 2002-03 through 2008-09 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.
Compared with other Los Angeles Unified teachers on the value-added measure of test score improvement, Fluharty ranked:
- Average overall.
- More effective than average in math. Students of teachers in this category, on average, gained about 4 percentile points on the California Standards Test compared with other students at their grade level.
- Average in English. Students of teachers in this category, on average, did not gain or lose significantly on the California Standards Test compared with other students at their grade level.
Fluharty's LAUSD teaching history
2002-03 through 2008-09 academic years
- Seventy-Fifth Street Elementary, 2009 - 2003
Cynthia Fluharty's Response:
First of all, I would like to know how is it legal for you to publish my name (whether I respond or not) without my permission.
Second of all, I object to being "classified" as "average" based on one specific measurement. Even our principals must judge us on a range of performances when we are being evaluated.
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.