WALLER ISD TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT (TIA) PLAN

  • In the 86th Legislative Session, HB 3 provided funds for school districts in Texas to apply for funding through the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA). The allotment provides funding to pay highly effective teachers whose students show measurable improvement in academic growth. The rationale for TIA is increased compensation for our most effective teachers will help attract and retain highly effective teachers at traditionally hard-to-staff schools.

    The Texas Education Agency (TEA), in partnership with Texas Tech University, has developed criteria for the components of the TIA. There is a rigorous process for districts to gain approval for TIA funding.  Teacher evaluations, observations, and student outcomes must align to demonstrate academic growth.  Waller ISD’s design is to transparently provide an equitable opportunity for ALL teachers, to create a culture of excellence, and to improve student achievement.

TIA OVERVIEW

  • How Does TIA Work?

  • Who Is Eligible for TIA?

  • TIA Teacher Effectiveness Criteria

  • Designations and Performance Incentives

TIA TIMELINE AND PROCESS

  • Timeline and Process

  • TIA Activities for the 2020–2021 year

  • Focus Groups

  • Website Updates

TIA FAQ

  • Why is Waller ISD applying for the Teacher Incentive Allotment?

  • What teachers are eligible for the Teacher Incentive Allotment?

  • What are the growth measures?

  • What criteria will be used to select teachers?

  • How does a teacher receive their designation with TIA?

  • What is the amount of the additional compensation?

  • What is the timeline?

  • Is the TIA “Master” designation tied to the Master Teacher Certification?

  • Is TIA for classroom teachers or any position that is classified as a teacher?

  • Will there be limits on how many teachers can receive TIA?