Justin Albert Ezzi
A 5th grade teacher at Park Western Place 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, Ezzi 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.
- Less effective than average in English. Students of teachers in this category, on average, lost about 3 percentile points on the California Standards Test compared with other students at their grade level.
Ezzi's LAUSD teaching history
2002-03 through 2008-09 academic years
- Park Western Place Elementary, 2009 - 2003
Justin Ezzi's Response:
Yes, teachers should be held accountable for children's education, but more importantly (and you probably won't print this because it's politically incorrect,) but PARENTS need to also be held accountable! I'd love to see a, "value added measure of performance" for parents.
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.