Teacher Incentive Allotment

Brownsville Independent School District Leads Cameron County with Unprecedented Teacher Incentive Allotment Designations for 2023-2024

Brownsville, Texas - March 4,2024 - The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) proudly announces its latest achievement in education excellence with the approval of the 2023-2024 Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) designations by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Based on the 2022-2023 teacher effectiveness data, the TEA has approved 778 new teacher designations, augmenting the existing pool of 32 TIA teachers within BISD to a grand total of 810.

BISD stands at the forefront as the district with the highest number of designated teachers in Cameron County, marking a significant milestone in the region's educational landscape. Notably, BISD's designation system stands as a trailblazer, encompassing teachers of all grade levels and teaching assignments, making them eligible for designation. This inclusive approach underscores BISD's commitment to recognizing and rewarding teaching excellence across all educational domains.

This year's cohort of designated teachers is projected to generate an approximate allotment of $10,000,000 per year over the next five years, signifying a substantial investment in BISD’s Human Capital.

Under the TIA framework, districts receive an annual allotment for each eligible designated teacher they employ, affording them the flexibility to incentivize effective teachers to remain in the classroom.

The Brownsville Independent School District extends its sincerest appreciation to all educators for their unwavering dedication and commitment to educational excellence. Through collective efforts, BISD continues to pave the way for a brighter future for its students and the community at large.

Official notification of individual teacher designations will be sent to the recipients via e-mail by Monday, March 25, 2024.


2023-2024 BISD TIA Updates

TIA Designations: A Teacher's Guide

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Determining a Teacher's TIA Final Designation Level

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2021-2022 Data Capture Year Validation Results

Emiliano C. Camarillo - BISD Teacher Incentive Allotment Coordinator

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Teacher Incentive Allotment Overview

House Bill (HB) 3 was passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 11, 2019. The bill established the Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) program. The TIA has a stated goal of a highly competitive salary for teachers who prioritize teaching in high needs areas and rural district campuses. The program is dedicated to recruiting, supporting and retaining highly effective teachers in all schools, with particular emphasis on high need and rural schools. Districts, if they choose to, can develop a local designation system and designate high-performing teachers (Master, Exemplary or Recognized). Districts will receive additional funding ($3,000-$32,000 per year) for every designated teacher they employ.

Frequently Asked Questions - Disclaimer: Subject to TEA /Cohort Updates

BISD Teacher Incentive Allotment Stakeholder Engagement Group

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2023-2024 SLO Closing Procedures

 Because the Eduphoria SLO Web Interface did not change from the previous year, the steps for closing the SLO are the same as the previous school year. 

Teacher Instructions

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Addressing SLO SKEW (Inflated or 100% Expected/Exceeded)

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Golden Ratio: TTESS and SLOs

Administrator Instructions


For more information about the Teacher Incentive Allotment, please visit

TIA Cohort D Summer Update 2021