Julie R. Flores
A 5th grade teacher at Montara Avenue 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, Flores ranked:
- Least effective overall.
- Least effective in math. Students of teachers in this category, on average, lost about 10 percentile points on the California Standards Test compared with other students at their grade level.
- Least effective in English. Students of teachers in this category, on average, lost about 7 percentile points on the California Standards Test compared with other students at their grade level.
Flores' LAUSD teaching history
2002-03 through 2008-09 academic years
Julie Flores's Response:
I was an out of classroom teacher during this time. In addition, because I became the Magnet Coordinator during this time period, my name was listed as the classroom teacher for two Magnet School teachers who resigned. It is these two teacher's scores that are reflected on my history. I believe that there are so many factors that affect student acheivement, the least reliable may be the assessment scores from the state. I keep hoping that the future of public education will be successful in spite of the overwhelming obstacles that public school teachers face.
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.