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Teacher Incentive Allotment Funding

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    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.

    How TIA Works

    Teacher Designations

    Teacher designations generate additional teacher-focused allotment funding for districts to reward and retain their most effective teachers. 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.

    Recognized BadgeExemplary badgeMaster Badge

    For more information about designations and eligibility, please visit:  About the TIA (tiatexas.org)

    Available Funding

    The funding available from the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) varies by the designation of and campus where the designated teacher works. The exact amount of allotment funding per teacher is determined by a formula that considers the level of socioeconomic need at a campus and whether the campus is rural. For more information about TIA Allotment funding, please visit: Allotments (tiatexas.org)

    TIA allotment funding spending requirements

Teacher Incentive Allotment Funding 2021-2022 Funding Map

  • The TIA interactive map shows the average allotments generated by designated teachers that meet annual eligibility requirements in each district and campus. Allotments are updated every April. Average campus allotments may default to their average district allotment if they are a new campus or if they are an alternative campus, such as a residential facility.

    The state map is divided between the 20 different Regional Education Service Centers (ESC). 

    Local Designation System Approved District – A school district’s local designation system application has been approved to issue designations.

    Local Designation System Application Accepted District – A school district’s local designation system application has been accepted. The district’s next step is to submit data for validation to be an Approved District.

    Click the image below to access the interactive TIA funding map.

    TIA Funding Map (link)

    Source: Teacher Incentive Allotment 2021-2022 Funding Map - tiatexas.org