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Teacher Incentive Allotment: How TIA Was Created
HB 3, 86th Legislature, included a massive increase in teacher pay. The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was established with a stated goal of a six-figure salary for teachers. TIA allotment funds help Texas school systems reward, retain and recruit highly effective teachers. The funding formula prioritizes high needs and rural campuses.

Districts can now create compensation plans based on teacher effectiveness and student equity. This new model creates a path for outstanding teachers to earn a six-figure salary–thus, reducing the desire for highly effective teachers to leave the classroom.

TIA builds upon the success of past national incentive programs while removing previous barriers to success. TIA is available to all Texas teachers through their district or National Board.

Learn more about the Teacher Incentive Allotment (Opens in new window).


Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) Newsletter
Find out what’s next, key dates on the calendar, links to resources and more!

View the TIA Newsletter 1-28-2022 (PDF opens in new window).

Teacher Incentive Allotment Cohort E Readiness Checklist
Please view the Teacher Incentive Allotment Cohort E Readiness Checklist (PDF opens in new window).

For districts planning to create a Teacher Incentive Allotment local designation system with a data capture year of 2022-2023 (Cohort E) and beyond, the Readiness Checklist includes best practices beyond what is required in statute and what is required for “full readiness” on the application. Reviewing this document provides districts the insight needed to receive “full readiness” in each component of the TIA application. “Full readiness” is the score a district receives on their TIA system application when all the criteria are met.

Teacher Incentive Allotment FAQs

  • The teacher designation levels are:

    • Recognized
    • Exemplary
    • Master
  • The yearly eligibility groups of teachers are:

    • Year 1:  4-8 RLA/Math, English I, Algebra I and SPED teachers who directly support them
    • Year 2:  All other CORE teachers (RLA, Math, Sci, and SS)
    • Year 3:  All other AISD Teachers
  • No, the TIA is only for teachers who are coded as 087 in the PEIMS description. Basically–only teachers.

  • Yes. However, a part time teacher must work for at least 90 days at 100% of the day or 180 days at 50-90% of the day.

  • This is To Be Determined. The Student Growth sub-committee will make those determinations.

  • Hard to fill campuses are not part of the TIA.

  • Once a designation is earned, they would fall back into the 1 formal observation (based on campus/teacher input) every 5 years, unless they wanted to move up a designation level.

  • Once we get input from all staff, we'll use the AISD Teacher survey’s most chosen percentage.  We can always make changes, but some (like changing the percentages) would require approval by TEA.

  • Absolutely. All teachers who are in the current eligibility group are eligible (see FAQ #2 in this section, which is titled “What are the teacher designation levels?”).

  • TIA funds are considered direct compensation and will count toward TRS retirement calculations.

  • Teachers interested may receive more information by visiting (Opens in new window). This link is on slide 8 of 11 in the Teacher introduction PPT.

  • After the initial data submission, unless a teacher wants to move up in designation level, there will be no more data collection submitted to TTU in the remaining years.

  • No, this money is not tied to AISD expenditures. This is solely an over and above incentive program from TEA.

  • The Student Growth sub-committee is working now to make the decisions. In other exemplar plans across the state, student growth is measured by an ealy year measure and a late year measure.

  • This is a question that the Student Growth sub-committee will address in the coming weeks.

  • This is a question that the Student Growth sub-committee will address in the coming weeks.

  • At this time, there is no plan to financially support teachers in obtaining his/her National Board Certification. Once this has been achieved, the teacher is automatically eligible for a Recognized Designation that comes with a fund disbursement from TEA.

  • The Compensation sub-committee is working now to make this decision.

  • If a teacher is in the eligibility group, he/she is required to go through the Formal Observation process. However, the teacher may choose not to put his/her name up for designation.

  • Members from most areas of AISD were asked to be part of the Steering Committee (i.e. teachers, maintenance, administration, CAS, teacher organization representatives).

  • This is only for teachers who are coded as an 087. Not all staff will be eligible.

  • There should be no additional work for teachers, except for gaining an understanding of the TIA and its components.

  • Any teacher who gives direct instruction to students in the eligibility group qualifies for the TIA.

  • Any teacher who gives direct instruction to students in the eligibility group qualifies for the TIA.