About Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) in Alief ISD

  • The TIA is a program created by the Texas Legislature as part of House Bill 3 to provide increased compensation for our most effective teachers and to help attract and retain highly effective teachers at traditionally hard-to-staff schools. TIA will help us to identify top teachers here in Alief by looking at a variety of measures of instructional excellence, including student learning and classroom observations. When looked at in combination, these measures will help recognize and reward highly effective teachers, some of whom will be eligible for increased compensation. The exact amount available to each teacher is dependent on a formula determined at the state level, which also takes into account the number of students who are economically disadvantaged. You can learn more at tiatexas.org.

TIA Contact Information

TIA Overview

  • How Does TIA Work

  • TIA Eligibility

  • TIA Teacher Effectiveness Criteria

  • Designations and Performance Incentives

TIA Timeline and Process

  • Timeline and Process

  • TIA Activities Happening This School Year (2020 - 2021)

  • TIA Pilot

  • Surveys and Focus Groups

  • Website Updates and Email Blasts

TIA Overview FAQ

  • Is the master teacher designation tied to the master Teacher Certification?

  • Is TIA for classroom teachers or any position that is classified as a teacher?

  • Will there be limits on how many teachers can receive TIA?

  • How can TIA be “equitable and fair” across the board when TEA has provided “recommendations” for how many teachers should be at each level?

  • Additional Information on TIA