Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA)
The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) is a key part of House Bill 3, dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and retaining highly effective teachers in all schools, with particular emphasis on high-needs and rural schools. Districts that choose to participate are charged with developing local teacher designation systems that measure teacher effectiveness based, at a minimum, on both teacher observation and student growth data. These systems must be submitted to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for approval and undergo a data validation process, which will be conducted by Texas Tech University.
T-TESS Appraiser Calibration
T-TESS Appraiser Calibration is a great way to ensure fidelity and results for the Teacher Incentive Allotment. A half-day rubric refresher is capped off with an afternoon of appraisal practice and on-campus calibration, giving evaluators and leaders an opportunity to check their practices with one another. We can also provide ongoing calibration support to ensure that the coaching aspect of T-TESS is productive and fair.
T-TESS Appraiser Calibration is also recommended for districts that want to ensure that the evaluation process is being implemented with fidelity across their campuses and district-wide.
Contact Jeff Smith if you would like to schedule T-TESS Appraiser Calibration.