Teacher Incentive Allotment

Somerville ISD has taken the initiative to recruit and retain highly effective teachers by constructing a Teacher Incentive Allotment Local Designation System.

Somerville ISD and the Board of Trustees believe teachers make a difference in student academic success. Our goal is to focus on retaining and recruiting highly effective teachers through creating a compensation plan in which teachers are rewarded for the teaching skills and student outcomes.

HB 3 established the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) to recognize effective teachers on three different levels, recognized, exemplary, and master. These teacher designations generate additional teacher-focused allotment funding for districts in order for them to reward their top performers.

Teachers earn designations through two different routes. First, National Board Certified teachers are eligible to earn a Recognized designation. Second, districts may designate their effective teachers when they are approved for a local teacher designation system. 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.

What is a designation plan?

A designation is a distinction issued to highly effective teachers. The Teacher Incentive Allotment allows approved districts to issue designations to highly effective teachers. There are three levels of designation: Recognized, Exemplary, and Master. Designations are displayed on teacher certificates. National Board Certified teachers may earn a Recognized designation automatically. Eligible designated teachers will generate an allotment for their district each year based on their campus of employment.

Three Minute Guide to the Teacher Incentive Allotment



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