Shari Ann Lamb

A 4th grade teacher at Tweedy 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.

Overall value-added effectiveness

Math effectiveness

English effectiveness

Compared with other Los Angeles Unified teachers on the value-added measure of test score improvement, Lamb 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.
  • 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.

Lamb's LAUSD teaching history

2002-03 through 2008-09 academic years

Shari Lamb's Response:

I had been teaching almost exclusively the primary grades (K-2) until around 2004 when I was bumped by a senior teacher out of my second grade position up to 3rd. The following year I was asked to move to fourth by the principal, so I complied. It has been a big learning curve for me to learn the curriculum in these new grades. I have been aware of the need for improvement, especially in math. Last year I worked hard at improving both reading comprehension and math. I checked my 2010 CST scores and was very pleased with my students' performance. Please check them out. I wish this reflection process could be carried out in a more respectful and friendly manner. Thank you.

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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Los Angeles Teacher Ratings, the Los Angeles Times' database of value-added scores for Los Angeles Unified elementary schools and teachers.
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