Teacher Incentive Allotment
House Bill 3 (HB 3), passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in June of 2019, established an optional Teacher Incentive Allotment with a stated goal of a six-figure salary for teachers who prioritize teaching in high needs areas and rural district campuses.
Local Designation System information
- Readiness Checklist:
- District Information by Cohort
- Cohort Application Timelines
|Cohort C||Cohort D|
|System ApplicationA Posted with Additional Guidance||March 23, 2020||March 23, 2020||March 23, 2020||November 1, 2020|
|System Application due to TEA (no fee required for submission)||April 15, 2020||July 31, 2020||May 15, 2020||April 1, 2021|
|FAQs posted bi-weekly until July 31, 2020 – submit questions to email@example.com||TBD|
|System Application||May 1, 2020||August 28, 2020||August 15, 2020||June 1, 2021|
|Data ReviewB due to Texas Tech University (fee required for submissionC)||May 15, 2020||October 30, 2020||November 1, 2021||November 15, 2022|
|Final Approval Notification||August 1, 2020||February 2021||February 2022||February 2023|
|Initial Payout with Reimbursements of data processing fee for approved systemsD||September 30, 2020||September 2021 or September 2022||September 2022 or September 2023||September 2023 or September 2024|
AThe system application will be a district’s qualitative description of the local designation system including the teacher observation component, the student growth component, the local designation planning process, responses to the teacher survey, and communication, spending, and district long-term support plans
BThe data review will review alignment data between teacher observation ratings and student performance ratings, alignment between student performance ratings and value-add ratings for applicable teachers, review data validity by appraiser/rater, by campus, across campuses in a district, and by teaching assignment, and will compare district data to state data by comparing the percentage of teachers a district puts forth for designation to overall district performance
CTEA requires a data processing fee per teacher designation
DDistricts may choose to begin their designations the schoolyear in which they are approved or the schoolyear after
Districts Submitting an LOI for TIA
A list of districts that expressed interest in developing a local designation system through the online submission of a letter of intent will be posted on March 23rd. The letter of intent was an initial, non-binding expression of interest in TIA. This is not a pre-requisite for applying for TIA, does not represent final cohort status, and does not require previous stakeholder engagement. Cohorts are subject to change.
National Board-certified teachers may be eligible to earn a Recognized designation under TIA. More information regarding National Board certification and fee reimbursements through the Teacher Incentive Allotment will be released in March 2020.