TIA FAQ from TEA
Is the allotment for the teacher or the campus?
If a district does not have a local designation system as part of the Teacher Incentive Allotment, but employs designated teachers, will the district receive allotment funds for those teachers?
Will the campus socio-economic tier data be recalculated every year?
If a designated teacher moves campuses from one school year to the next, will the allotment that teacher generates be recalculated?
Can a district phase in different groups of teachers over time?
Can a district apply for TIA only at specific campuses in their district and not others?
What student growth measures can be used for teachers in non-tested subjects?
Exactly what data will schools be required to submit for the data review process?
When should districts begin communicating with teachers about their local designation system?
District communication with teachers would begin at different points, depending on when they are looking to implement a local designation system. The TIA Readiness.
Checklist includes a section on community and teacher communication. This checklist and additional TIA resources can be found on TEA's HB3 in 30 website. More resources will go live in early spring.
What stakeholder groups should be included in developing the local teacher designation system?
What is the timeframe to apply and what happens after a district’s local designation system is submitted for review?
Timeframes to apply are based on the data capture year a district plans to use when submitting the teacher observation and student growth data for the purposes of TIA. Please note there will be a two-step review process:
(1) local designation system review by TEA; and
(2) data submission review by Texas Tech University.