Teacher Incentive Allotment at TBP

  • About the Teacher Incentive Allotment

    The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was established in 2019 by House Bill (HB) 3 during the 86th Legislature and is designed to give Texas teachers access to earn a six-figure salary. The program's goal is to reward, retain and recruit effective teachers. Teachers are eligible to generate allotment funds for their district based on their performance. Participating districts can recognize effective teachers on three different levels: Recognized, Exemplary, and Master. These designations are based on teacher observation, student growth, or other factors determined by the district.

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has developed criteria for the components of the TIA and has selected the College of Education at Texas Tech University to assist in the selection of districts. This is a rigorous process for districts to gain approval for TIA funding. Teacher evaluations, observations, and student outcomes must align. TBP's design is to have an equitable opportunity for ALL teachers, create a culture of excellence, improve student achievement, and be transparent. This process must be valid and applied consistently across all evaluations.

    TBP has been approved by the TEA to create compensation plans based on teacher effectiveness and student equity through the TIA program. Annual allotments are based on designations, rural status of the campus, and level of student economic need. A district will receive TIA allotments between $3,000-$32,000 for each employed designated teacher. Therefore, allowing TBP to reward, retain and recruit top performers.

    Learn more about TIA from TEA (Texas Education Agency)


    What is a Designation?

    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.

    TIA Recognized Designation Seal  TIA Exemplary Designation Seal TIA Master Designation Seal

    Designation Levels at TBP

    The Teacher Incentive Allotment performance standards were established by looking at student growth performance data and teacher observation data on T-TESS. Recognized represents the top 33%, Exemplary represents the top 20%, and Master represents the top 5% of teachers across the state.


    Tiers: Top 5% Teachers=Master, Top 20% Teachers=Exemplary, Top 33% Teachers=Recognized, Meeting Standards=Teaching Proficient