Teacher Incentive Allotment Overview

  • Rewarding Teacher Excellence in Texas

    House Bill 3 (HB 3), 86th Legislature, included massive increases in teachers' pay. The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was established by HB 3 with the goal of effective classroom teachers earning a higher salary. TIA allotment funds help Texas school systems reward, retain, and recruit highly effective teachers. The funding formula prioritizes high needs and rural campuses.

    HB 3 established the Teacher Incentive Allotment to recognize effective teachers on three different levels: Recognized, Exemplary, and Master. These teacher designations generate additional teacher-focused allotment funding for districts in order for them to reward their top performers. 

    Teachers earn designations through two different routes. First, National Board Certified (NBC) teachers are eligible to earn a Recognized designation, any certified teacher can work on NBC. Second, districts may designate their effective teachers when they are approved for a local teacher designation system. The approval process is multi-step and includes the submission of a system application to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and then a data validation process through Texas Tech University.

    TIA builds upon the success of past national incentive programs while removing previous barriers to success.

    An informational video about the Teacher Incentive Allotment can be found here:


    Cohort E Timeline  

    • July 2021: BISD Local Designation System Development Phase 1 Plan Begins 
    • April 15, 2022: BISD Local Designation System Application Due to TEA 
    • April 25 - May 14:Texas Tech University Teacher Survey
    • June 2022: Application Accepted from TEA regarding BISD Local Designation System
    • August 2022 – June 2023: Data-Capture Year for BISD using Circle and MAP data
    • August 2022: BISD Local Designation System Development Phase 2 Plan Begins
    • April 2023: BISD Local Designation System Expansion Application for Phase 2 Due to TEA
    • November 2023: Data and Teacher Designation recommendations due to Texas Tech University (TTU)
    • Late February 2024: Final Approval and Notification from TEA and TTU
    • April 2024: Final Designation and Allotment Notification
    • September 2024: Initial Payout from TEA of TIA funds

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When will other content areas be added to the BISD Local TIA Designaiton system?

  • Can a teacher exclude a student from their MAP or Circle testing data?

  • General Information

  • What is a designation?

  • What prompted the development of a designation system?

  • How is the TIA designation system being developed?

  • When will the BISD TIA local designation system be in place?

  • Who is eligible to earn a designation through a local designation system?

  • Who will decide whether or not a teacher is designated and at what level?

  • What if a designated teacher’s performance level changes within the five-year period?

  • What if a designated teacher moves to a non-teaching role, such as counselor?

  • What is National Board Certification and where can I find information about NCBT?

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