Region 13 RDSPD Peer Review

Elaine Young - March 10-12, 2020

Region 13 RDSPD Peer Review- March 10-12, 2020

Your Peer Review Team for the Region 13 RDSPD.

Your Peer Review Team Members are:

Team Lead-Team Lead- Marina McCormick, Coordinator

Region 4 RDSPD

Phone: 713.744.6329

Team Member- Holly Cates, Supervisor

Irving RDSPD

Phone: 972-600-3800

Team Member-

Team Member-Leanne Simpkins, Coordinator

Tri-County East RDSPD


Team Member-Dan Diffee, Consultant

Dan Diffee Consulting


Please find the attached paperwork to complete the Peer Review for Region 13 RDSPD. You will find information about your hotel and schedule.

Please review this information in preparation for your Peer Review visit.

Know that you can contact Angela Belding at any time with questions and/or clarification.


General Peer Review Information

Region 13 RDSPD

Contact: Elaine Young, Program Manager

Region 13 RDSPD

5701 Springdale Road

Austin, TX 78723

Phone - 512-919-5170

Schedule Conflicts and Cancellations

If you find that you cannot participate in your scheduled review please notify Angela Belding as soon as possible so that a replacement can be found. 817-454-4361

Schedule for Region RDSPD Peer Review

Mon, March 9th - Travel Day

Tue, March 10th- Day 1 Interviews and Observations

Wed, March 11th - Day 2 Interviews and Observations

Thurs, March 12th- Day 3 (Review of Report/Exit Meeting)

Region 13 RDSPD Peer Review Schedule

Click the button above to access each team members schedule on each day of the peer review.

Purpose of Peer Review - Regional Day School Programs for the Deaf

The peer review process is intended to provide specific information to programs serving student who are deaf or hard of hearing in order to assist with continuous improvement efforts. The areas of focus are aligned with the National Agenda for Deaf Education and the Texas State Performance Plan.

Before the Review

Marina McCormick, Team Lead should contact you a few weeks before the review to exchange cell phone numbers. (The team typically meets at the hotel on Monday evening for dinner.)


Below you will find attachments for Region 11 to reimburse you for hotel, mileage, and meals at the state rate. Receipts are required for hotel and meals.

If you plan to fly, contact Region 11 for procedures to prepay your flight.

Angela Belding, the peer review facilitator has made your hotel reservation. When you arrive at the hotel, you will put the room under your name and credit card.

If you need a letter requesting your participation to submit to your district for approval to travel, Angela Belding.

During the Review

During the Review

Interviews and observations are conducted on Days One and Two, with the exit meeting on the morning of Day Three.

Marina McCormick, Team Lead will have copies of the interview questions and observation sheets for you to use.

On the final day, the team will meet with the RDSPD and district staff to review the draft report. This meeting usually ends by 11 a.m. to allow for travel back home in the afternoon.

Hampton Inn Austin-North @ I-35 & Hwy 183

Monday, March 9th, 4pm to Thursday, March 12th, 9am

7619 North Interstate Highway 35

Austin, TX

Hotel for Fort Worth RDSPD Peer Review

Hotel Rooms have been reserved at the hotel below in

Angela Belding’s name.

When you check in please put the room under your name and credit card number.

Hampton Inn Austin-North @ i-35 & Hwy 183

7619 I-35 North

Austin, TX 78752


Check in Monday, March 9, 2020

Check-out Thursday, March 12, 2020

Confirmation Numbers

Marina McCormick

Confirmation #


Holly Cates

Confirmation #


Leanne Simpkins

Confirmation #


Dan Diffee

Confirmation #


Directions from Hampton Inn Austin to Region 13 RDSPD

Click here to get directions from your hotel to the Region 13 RDSPD Admin Office for both March 10th and and again on March 13th.

Peer Review Documents

Phase 1 RDSPD Peer Review

In Phase 1, programs will engage in a reflective component by collecting requested documentation and completing surveys prior to the actual peer review.

Phase 2 RDSPD Peer Review - Interviews

Phase II includes classroom observations, staff interviews, and RDSPD Admin interviews. The goal in Phase II is to collect objective and observable data to add to the documentation gathered in Phase I.

Phase 2 Peer Review - Observation Forms

The forms necessary to document observations are found here.

Phase 3 RDSPD Peer Review Rubrics

Phase III-This report will promote continuous improvement by identifying strengths, providing discussion points and highlighting considerations in seven program areas