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Teacher Incentive Allotment

HB3-Teacher Incentive Allotment
Teacher Incentive Allotment FAQs (4/22)                
Teacher Incentive Allotment FAQs (5/6)                            
TIA key points
TIA funding
allotment 1
allotment 2
List of Rural Campuses
Designated teachers that work on rural campuses will generate greater allotments.  Campuses are designated as rural if they meet one or more of the following definitions:
  • a campus within a district with fewer than 5,000 enrolled students that is categorized as a rural district type by the Texas Education Agency (TEA or agency)
  • a campus within a district with fewer than 5,000 enrolled students categorized as rural by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  • a campus defined in TEC, §48.112(a)(1)(A) and (B) that are categorized as rural by NCES in districts with an enrollment of less than 5,000

A list of rural campuses for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available. 

teacher levels
district requirements

Performance Standards

To implement the Teacher Incentive Allotment, House Bill 3 also requires the setting of “performance and validity standards” to ensure that the identification of highly effective teachers under the three designation categories - Master, Exemplary, and Recognized – yield reliable and comparable results across the state.  When released, cohort applicants will be expected to use performance standards along with district teacher observation and student growth data to determine which teachers qualify for designations.  Part of the data validation process will include a review of the accuracy of how district systems align their designations to the statewide performance standards. 

Click these links for teacher observation performance standards and teacher’s student growth performance standards.



Local Designation System information



TIA sdchedule

 System Application 

Applications for the district designation system have posted.  See below for cohort-specific applications and instructions.  A webinar on how to complete the system application is available.

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort C

List of Districts that Submitted a Letter of Intent-

A list of districts that expressed interest in developing a local designation system through the online submission of a letter of intent is posted. 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.  Districts can choose to apply under more than one cohort in order to accommodate additional groups of eligible teachers.



If you have questions or need assistance please contact:




Joann Taylor

Chief TxCEE Officer


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Trish Jarrott

Director of HCMS Strategies/TxCEE


[email protected]





Shayna Ortiz

Special Projects Manager/TxCEE


[email protected]