Longview RDSPD Peer Review

April 28 - 30, 2020 - Laura Lott

Longview RDSPD Peer Review - April 28th - 30th

Welcome to the Peer Review Team for the Longview RDSPD.

Your Peer Review Team Members are:

Team Lead - Lora Ouren, Coordinator

Brazos Valley RDSPD


Team Member -Erin Hudson, Coordinator

Capital Area RDSPD


Team Member - Smita Pais, Deaf Ed Team Lead



Please find the attached paperwork to complete the Peer Review for Longview 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.

817-454-4361 beldingangela@gmail.com

General Peer Review Information

Longview RDSPD

Contact: Laura Lott, Supervisor

Email Address: llott@lisd.org

Phone Number: (903) 758-0571

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 Longview RDSPD Peer Review

Mon, April 27th - Travel Day

Tue, April 28th - Day 1 Interviews and Observations

Wed, April 29th - Day 2 Interviews and Observations

Thurs, April 30th - Day 3 (Review of Report/Exit Meeting)

Longview 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

Lora Ouren, 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. amurphy@esc11.net

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. beldingangela@gmail.com

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.

Lora Ouren, 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.

Hilton Garden Inn Longview

Monday, April 27th, 4pm to Thursday, April 30th, 9am

Hilton Garden Inn Longview 905 East Hawkins Parkway, Longview, Texas, 75605, USA +1-903-212-3000

Hotel for Longview 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.

Hilton Garden Inn Longview

905 East Hawkins Parkway,

Longview, Texas, 75605, USA


Check in Monday, April 27th, 2020

Check-out Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Confirmation Numbers

Lora Ouren

Confirmation #


Erin Hudson

Confirmation #


Smita Pais

Confirmation #


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