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Teacher Incentive Allotment

Introduction and Overview

The Teacher Incentive Allotment aims to recruit, retain, and reward quality instruction that strengthens students outcomes and encourage professional collaboration and educator development, especially in high-need areas.


House Bill 3 (HB 3) was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019 and signed into law. This legislation established the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) to reward, retain, and recruit effective teachers in the classroom. Through the TIA, teachers have the opportunity to earn one of three designations: Recognized, Exemplary, and Master, and the funding pays these highly effective teachers whose students show measurable improvement in academic growth. By statute, the amount of the allotment generated by teacher designations is dependent upon the designation level of the teacher, the social-economic status of the campus where the teacher serves as well as the rural status of the campus. TIA Funding was built into Texas state law as part of House Bill 3. It is a Tier 1 allotment through the Foundation School Program, the system through which the state provides funding to districts.

What does this mean for AISD teachers?

All staff will be notified about the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) with eligibility information coming at a later date.

Some staff may choose to request a re-assignment to an eligible position in order to participate in the local designation system.

Other teachers may pursue National Board Certification to earn a “Recognized” designation.

Voices of TIA

TIA Core Committee

Committee Decisions:
Who can earn a designation? How will we designate?
How will we compensate

  • Human Resources

  • Curriculum & Instruction

  • Finance

  • Accountability, Assessment, & Program Development

Stakeholder Committee Including

  • Principals

  • Teachers

  • Technology

  • Communications

How TIA Works

TIA Basics and Frequently Asked Questions