The 3-minute Guide to the Teacher Incentive Allotment

What is the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA)?

HB 3 established the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) 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 teachers are eligible to earn a Recognized designation. 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.

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TIA-Teacher Buy-In Survey Report Spring 2021

The Teacher Buy-In Survey is designed to gauge teachers’ understanding and buy-in regarding the district’s local designation system plan. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate (a) how teachers were informed about the district’s local designation system in general, (b) how they understand what is required to earn a designation, and (c) district stakeholder engagement during the inception of the plan.

A copy of the original survey questionnaire can be found in Appendix A.

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