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 pathways.

    • 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 their local teacher designation system is approved. 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:

    https://youtu.be/Z5DmwYTgbNM

    Cohort E Timeline: Phase 1

    • July 2021: BISD Local Designation System Development Phase 1 Plan Begins(Pre-K, K-10 Reading/Math and 5th/8th Science (CLI and MAP)) 
    • 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
    • October 2023: Data and Teacher Designation recommendations due to Texas Tech University (TTU)
    • Late February 2024: Final Approval and Notification from TEA and TTU
    • March/April 2024: TEA provides a list of eligible TIA designated teachers
    • April/May 2024: Final Designation and Allotment Notification from TEA
    • May/June 2024: Designation payout to TIA teachers
    • August 2024 - June 2025: Data-Capture Year for BISD using Circle and MAP data (Phase 1 and 2 Data Collection)
    • October 2024: Data and Teacher Designation recommendations due to Texas Tech University (TTU)
    • Late February 2025: Final Approval and Notification from TEA and TTU
    • April/May 2025: Final Designation and Allotment Notification

    Cohort F Timeline: Phase 2

    • April 15, 2023: BISD Local Designation System Application Due to TEA: Phase 2: 6th and 7th Grade Sci- MAP
    • July 2023: Application Accepted from TEA regarding BISD Local Designation System
    • August 2023 – June 2024: Data-Capture Year for BISD using Circle and MAP data (Phase 1 and 2 Data Collection)
    • October 2024: Data and Teacher Designation recommendations due to Texas Tech University (TTU)
    • Late February 2025: Final Approval and Notification from TEA and TTU
    • April/May 2025: Final Designation and Allotment Notification

     


Frequently Asked Questions

  • I heard from another district that I must maintain my designation status of Master the following years, or at least have to qualify for recognized in order to continue to get the Master level distinction. Is this true?

  • Can I take my TIA designation with me to any school within or out of Burleson ISD? If so, how would that affect my annual designation payout?

  • My school will be tier 1 next year, once the new dollar amounts come out for each level does my dollar amount change? Example, this year the allotment is $7,000 for Exemplary at my campus. What if next year it increases to $8,500, does my amount go up with it?

  • I am currently an Exemplary designated, if I get Exemplary again this year does my new designation change to the end of the 7/31/2029 school year rather than the original 7/31/2028?

  • I am a BISD designated teacher, do I have to qualify each year to receive the TIA allotment funds?

  • If I leave BISD at the end of the school year does my TIA data go with me to my new district?

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


Helpful Links and Information:

  • BISD TIA Compensation Plan: Spending Plan

    Texas Education Agency website: TIA State Website

    Information for Texas Teachers: Texas Teachers

    TEA TIA Allotment Funding MAP by Campus: TEA Interactive Funding Map

    National Board Certification website: NBC Information

    National Board Certification Fee Reimbursement: NBC Fee Reimbursement

    For BISD Staff, you can find more information within the BISD Staff Portal, under the Teacher Incentive Allotment icon. The TIA icon contains surveys, informational videos, and other information. You will also find our TEA application and BISD Local Designation system scorecard.

    If you have additional questions regarding Burleson ISD Teacher Incentive Allotment, please send an email to annmarie.shelton@bisdmail.net .


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