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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: 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.