Keith John Billington
A 3rd grade teacher at Topeka Drive 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, Billington 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.
Billington's LAUSD teaching history
2002-03 through 2008-09 academic years
- Topeka Drive Elementary, 2009 - 2003
Keith Billington's Response:
Judging by the continuous positive feedback I have received over the past 8 years at Topeka Drive Elementary from parents, students, staff and administration alike, I do not believe this evaluation to be an accurate reflection of my dedication and skills as an educator.
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