Teacher Incentive Allotment: Cohort E Local Designation System

Date:   August 12, 2021              
Subject: Teacher Incentive Allotment: Cohort E Local Designation System
Category: Teacher Compensation
Next Steps:  Share with appropriate staff 


House Bill (HB) 3 of the 86th Regular Session, 2019, established district local optional teacher designation systems and the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) that are dedicated to recruiting, rewarding, and retaining highly effective teachers in all schools, with particular emphasis on high-need and rural schools.  

In the first two years of implementation, over 4,600 teachers have been designated and over 230 local educational agencies (LEAs) are in the process of having their local designation system approved. 

To support LEAs in developing their local designation system in alignment with the cohort E timeline, the agency will host a webinar series that begins on September 1st.    


Date and Time  Topic 
Wednesday, September 1st   Getting Started with TIA and National Board 
Wednesday, October 6th   Using the Readiness Checklist and  
Overview of Student Growth Measures 
Wednesday and Thursday, October 20th-21st

Student Growth Measures 

  • Pre-test/post-test
  • Portfolios

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) 

Wednesday, November 3rd    System Application, Teacher Observation, and Spending
Wednesday, January 19th   Setting Expected Growth Goals 
Wednesday and Thursday, February 2nd-3rd   System Application Check-In and Data Analysis 


If your LEA is interested in applying for a local designation system, please update the online letter of intent to ensure that your LEA receives timely communication. Updated cohort application dates are available on TEA’s website.


Questions and Contact Information: 

If you have any questions about the posted information or general questions, please reach out to the Teacher Incentive Allotment team at tia@tea.texas.gov