Teacher Incentive Allotment
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. These teacher designations generate supplemental compensation in addition to the district’s compensation plan. This is additional funding provided by the State of Texas and it will not impact the salary provided by Pearland ISD. All teachers will continue to be paid their Pearland ISD salary. If a teacher earns a TIA Designation then the additional funds will be added to the salary provided by Pearland ISD.
There are two pathways to earning a designation:
- National Board Certification
- Local Designation System
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. The TIA is designed to reward the top 33% of teachers across the state of Texas.
A Master teacher designation generates between $12,000 - $32,000 in additional funding and is awarded to the top 5% of teachers across the state based on their teacher observation data and student growth outcomes.
An Exemplary teacher designation generates between $6,000 - $18,000 in additional funding and is awarded to the top 20% of teachers across the state based on their teacher observation data and student growth outcomes.
A Recognized teacher designation generates between $3,000 - $9,000 in additional funding and is awarded to the top 33% of teachers across the state based on their teacher observation data and student growth outcomes.
National Board Certification
National Board Certification is a voluntary advanced professional certification for PreK–12 educators that identify teaching expertise through a performance-based, peer-reviewed assessment. Teachers are certified based on standards set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). A teacher must have completed three years of successful teaching in one or more early childhood, elementary, middle or secondary schools.
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) are eligible to earn a designation if they meet the following criteria:
- Hold an active lifetime, one-year, or standard Texas certification issued by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) in a teacher, reading specialist, or Legacy Master Teacher class of certification. Teachers with an intern or probationary certificates are not eligible.
- Hold an active National Board certification.
- NBCT directory listing reflects Texas residency and/or employment.
- Reported by the above Texas school system in a role ID coded as 087 during that year's Class Roster Winter Submission in February.
- Once earned, the designation will remain active until July following the expiration of the National Board certificate.
1. Why are we doing a TIA local designation system?
2. Is TIA funded by the state or the district?
3. How can teachers earn funding through TIA?
4. How long is teacher’s designation valid?
5. Who is eligible for TIA?
6. When will teachers in other content areas and grade bands be eligible to earn a TIA designation in Pearland ISD?
7. Which Pearland teachers and which schools are currently eligible for TIA in year one?
8. Will T-TESS be used as the observation rubric?
9. How many observations will teachers receive?
10. How will I know that my T-TESS score is fair and equitable?
11. How will Pearland ISD measure student growth?
12. How will TIA Scores be calculated?
13. How will designated teachers be compensated?
14. What is the timeline for compensation?