A Los Angeles Times series on a little-known measure of educational performance – known as Value Added Analysis – has generated a lot of interest as well as controversy. The method was used to rate individual elementary school teachers based on how well – or poorly – they fared in raising student scores on standardized English and math tests (click here for more details). Elementary schools were also rated based on the Value Added method, with schools ranked from “least effective” to “most effective.” An Echo Park resident noted that three elementary schools that serve the neighborhood – Clifford, Elysian & Mayberry – were among the top “most effective” schools ranked by the method. Those schools were among 16 Eastside campuses – ranging from Glenfeliz Elementary in Atwater to Brooklyn Avenue Elementary in East Los Angeles – that were included in the top ranking. Click on the link below to view the list.
Loreto Street Elementary
Dahlia Heights Elementary
Solano Avenue Elementary
Photo from Solano Avenue Elementary website