NEISD Teacher Incentive Allotment Program
Information regarding the program is subject to change.
North East ISD is excited to offer our teachers a realistic pathway to earning substantially more money for their great work.
The Texas Education Agency’s Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was established by House Bill 3 (HB 3), which was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019 and signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 11, 2019. The goal of the TIA is to provide a realistic pathway to a six-figure salary for teachers in order to help recruit, support, and retain highly effective teachers in all schools, particularly in high-needs and rural schools.
HB 3 established the 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.
What is a Designation?
House Bill 3 (HB 3) established the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) to recognize effective teachers at three distinct levels: Master, Exemplary, and Recognized. These teacher designations generate additional teacher-focused allotment funding for districts to reward and retain their most effective teachers.Master Teacher
Master level teacher designation indicates that the identified teacher has achieved a level of teacher appraisal and student growth performance that places them in a level commensurate with the top 5% of teachers statewide.Exemplary Teacher
Exemplary level teacher designation indicates that the identified teacher has achieved a level of teacher appraisal and student growth performance that places them in a level commensurate with the top 20% of teachers statewide.Recognized Teacher
Recognized level teacher designation indicates that the identified teacher has achieved a level of teacher appraisal and student growth performance that places them in a level commensurate with the top 33% of teachers statewide. The Recognized Designation can be earned through the Local Teacher Designation System or through National Board Certification.
Who Can Be Designated?
Any number of teachers may be put forth for designation under a local designation system if they meet the district’s designation criteria and the eligibility requirements under the rules defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). TEA does not cap or limit the number of designations a district may issue. Teachers with an active National Board Certification may automatically be designated as Recognized if they meet the eligibility requirements under the rules defined by TEA.
TIA designations are determined based on the TIA score, a weighted combination of the teacher observation dimensions (the 8 dimensions of domains 2 and 3) and the student growth score. To determine annual teacher eligibility for a TIA designation, the following steps are completed at the district-level, end-of-year analysis:
Pre-Application & System Application
Districts engage with stakeholders and develop their local designation system.
Districts submit their application to TEA after building their system then submit the TIA Teacher Buy-In Survey to TTU.
Districts implement their system and track student growth and teacher observations.
Districts submit their data to TTU for data validation and TEA reviews outcomes and other pieces of data to determine final approval.
New or higher designations with expansions and modifications.
Distribution of Funds
The District has a clear, written plan to abide by the spending requirements in TEC 48.112, including spending at least 90% of the TIA funds awarded to the district on teacher compensation on the campus where the designated teacher works, a maximum of 10% of the district’s allotment on implementing TIA and/or supporting teachers in earning designations.
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