About The School Review

Mission

Making sure your child attends a high performing school is both difficult to understand and one of the most crucial decision points for parents. At The School Review, we strive to provide easy to understand data and Report Cards for all public schools in the U.S. We empower parents to have transparency into their child’s school and allow schools and districts to use data to make meaningful decisions.

Our team analyzes millions of data points from state boards of education, the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), and the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) to create our School Report Cards for nearly 100,000 schools in the U.S.

We grade every school on the metrics that matter to parents:

  • Academics: student state and national assessments, course rigor
  • Teacher Background: certifications, teacher experience, student–teacher ratio
  • School Environment and Safety: student truancy, student suspensions and violence

Danny Dockterman, Chief Methodologist

Daniel Dockterman, PhD is the Chief Methodologist of The School Review LLC. Dr. Dockterman received his Master’s in Education and his Doctor of Philosophy in Social Research Methodology from the UCLA Graduate School of Education. His dissertation, “Discrepancies Between Students’ and Teachers’ Ratings of Instructional Practice: A Way to Measure Classroom Intuneness and Evaluate Teaching Quality”, focused on evaluating teacher quality through classroom surveys from both teachers and students in the K-12 setting. Dr. Dockterman is widely published in academic journals with research focusing on secondary school teacher quality in mathematics and science, value-added teacher outcomes, and magnet school performance.

Dr. Dockterman has held roles at Hanover Research, the National Center for Research on Evaluations, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), the Pew Research Center and has taught 8th grade math at Shell Bank Junior High School in Brooklyn, NY. He also holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.