Teacher Incentive Allotment

Teacher Incentive Allotment Overview

House Bill 3 (HB 3), 86th Legislature, included massive increases in teachers' pay. The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) was established by HB 3 with the goal of providing an accessible pathway for effective classroom teachers to earn a higher salary. TIA allotment funds help Texas school systems reward, retain, and recruit highly effective teachers while using a funding formula that  prioritizes high needs and rural campuses.

HB 3 established the Teacher Incentive Allotment to recognize effective teachers and designate them on three different levels: Recognized, Exemplary, and Master. These teacher designations generate additional teacher-focused allotment funding for districts to reward their top performing teachers. 

Teachers earn designations through two different routes. First, National Board Certified (NBCT) teachers are eligible to earn a Recognized designation, and any certified teacher can work on NBCT. Second, districts may adopt a local designation system that rewards effective teachers based on the approved TIA application.  The approval process is multi-step and includes the submission of a system application to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and then a data validation process through Texas Tech University.

TIA builds upon the success of past national incentive programs while removing previous barriers to success.

An informational video about the Teacher Incentive Allotment can be found here:

Cohort F Timeline

  • April 2021: CISD Local Designation System Development Begins (Year 1)
  • April 17, 2023: CISD Local Designation System Application Due to TEA
  • April 27, 2023- May 13, 2023: Window for teachers to complete the Texas Tech University (TTU) Survey (sent from [email protected] )
  • August 2023- June 2024: Data-Capture Year for CISD for eligible teachers in Cohort F
  • August 2023: CISD Local Designation System Development Begins (Year 2)
  • April 2024: CISD Local Designation System Expansion Application for Year 2 Due to TEA
  • November 2024: Data and Teacher Data and Teacher Designation recommendations due to Texas Tech University (TTU) (Year 1)
  • Late February 2025: Final Approval and Notification from TEA and TTU (Year 1)
  • April 2025: Final Designation and Allotment Notification (Year 1)
  • August 2024: Initial Payout from TEA of TIA funds (Year 1)

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If you have additional questions regarding the Castleberry ISD Teacher Incentive Allotment, please send an email to
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