The RDSPD Program Review is a multi-phase continuous improvement process designed to assist the growth of a Regional Day School Program for the Deaf (RDSPD). It is conducted by the program and supported by a team of individuals who are familiar with the operations of an RDSPD. These individuals, called peer reviewers, provide support by analyzing data, reviewing procedures, and using that information to provide considerations for areas to target as the program develops its action plan for continuous improvement.

    The Program Review assesses the program excellence indicators mandated by Texas Education Code § 29.313, which are aligned with the essential principles for effective education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. These principles are described in detail in Optimizing Outcomes for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Educational Service Guidelines (NASDSE, 2018).

    The RDSPD Program Review Process is conducted in multiple phases over four years.