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What is the Teacher Incentive Allotment?


Recognition and Reward for Excellence in Teaching

The Texas Legislature created the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) as part of House Bill 3 to provide a realistic pathway for top-performing teachers to earn higher salaries and help retain and attract highly effective teachers.


Shepherd ISD began the path for TIA as part of Cohort E and submitted our initial TIA application in April 2022. SISD worked with a committee to develop the local designation system approved by the Texas Education Agency as outlined in the application submitted in April 2022. Since the initial application, SISD has been approved to expand our Local Designation System in May 2023. 


Since Shepherd’s application was approved, the district spent the 2022-2023 school year gathering teacher performance and student growth data. SISD will submit the 2022-23 data to Texas Tech University, TEA's partner in this statewide project. By Spring 2024, TEA will notify Shepherd ISD of the final designation and allotment. By August 2024, funds will be issued to eligible teachers. The 2023-24 school year will be another data capture for all current and new eligible teaching assignments outlined in our TIA Guidebook for Phases 1 and 2. The final phase of teaching assignments, Phase 3, will work during the 2023-24 school year on developing their student growth measures with the intent to apply again in April 2024. SISD will capture teacher performance and student growth data each year to submit the following year. 


The amount of increased compensation available to each teacher depends on a formula determined at the state level, which also considers the number of economically disadvantaged students. You can learn more at tiatexas.org.