Frequently Asked Questions

Allotment & Spending Questions

  • If a designated teacher moves campuses from one school year to the next, will the allotment that teacher generates be recalculated?

  • Will the campus socio-economic tier data be recalculated every year?

  • If a district does not have a local designation system as part of the Teacher Incentive Allotment, but employs designated teachers, will the district receive allotment funds for those teachers?

  • Is the allotment for the teacher or the campus?

Local Teacher Designation Systems Questions

  • Can a district apply for TIA only at specific campuses in their district and not others?

  • Can a district phase in different groups of teachers over time?

Teacher Designations & Eligibility Questions

  • What if a designated teacher’s performance level changes within the five-year period? Can their designation level change?

  • What if a designated teacher moves to a non-teaching role, such as an instructional coach, counselor, or administrator?

  • Who is eligible to earn a designation through a local designation system?

Stakeholder Engagement Questions

  • What stakeholder groups should be included in developing the local teacher designation system?

  • When should districts begin communicating with teachers about their local designation system?

System & Data Submission Review

  • Exactly what data will schools be required to submit for the data review process?

  • What student growth measures can be used for teachers in non-tested subjects?

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