To be eligible for TIA in Lubbock ISD, you must be employed in an eligible position with a creditable year of service. This means a teacher must have a PEIMS role ID of 087 and be employed in a position providing instruction to students at 50-99% effort for at least 180 days or 100% effort for at least 90 days. In addition, a teacher must be in one of the eligible teaching assignments in Lubbock ISD's Local Designation System (LDS) for Cohort A, C, or D. Lastly, a teacher must participate in a full T-TESS observation cycle, even if the teacher is eligible for a waiver. The chart to the right provides a simple explanation to help you determine whether or not you are eligible. Below, you will find some common scenarios that may arise when determining eligibility. It should be noted that being eligible for TIA does not guarantee that a teacher will qualify for designation. Once eligible, a teacher must also meet the minimum designation standards for their cohort in Lubbock ISD's LDS and have their designation submitted to TEA for final review. For any questions about TIA eligibility, please contact TIA@lubbockisd.org.
Sample Teaching Assignment Scenarios
Scenario 1:Jesse Martinez teaches Social Studies at O.L. Slaton Middle School for the entirety of SY 2020-2021. His teaching assignment includes 4 sections of U.S. History and 2 sections of Texas History. Mr. Martinez is TIA eligible because 100% of his day is associated with student instruction for at least 90 days (6 sections + 2 conference periods).Scenario 2:Janis Stapleton has a split position at Coronado High School for the entirety of SY 2020-2021. She teaches 3 sections of English I, has a dedicated conference period, and is an ELAR instructional coach for 4 periods. Ms. Stapleton is TIA eligible because 50% of her role is associated with student instruction for at least 180 days (3 sections + 1 conference period).Scenario 3:Cicely Johnson has a split position at McWhorter Elementary School for the entirety of SY 2020-2021. She teaches 2 sections of Math with a conference period, and provides "pull-out" support the remainder of the day. Ms. Johnson is eligible because 50% of her role is associated with student instruction for at least 180 days (180 minutes of Math + 45 minutes of conference).Scenario 4:Taylor Green teaches Science at Monterey High School for the entirety of Spring 2021. She teaches 5 sections of Biology and 1 section of AP Biology. In Fall 2020, Ms. Green was in an instructional coach position with no student instruction. Ms. Green is TIA eligible because her role in Spring 2021 was 100% associated with student instruction for at least 90 days.Scenario 5:Luis Ramirez has a split position at Cavazos Middle School for the entirety of SY 2020-2021. He teaches 3 sections of World Geography, has 1 conference period, and is an assistant baseball coach. Mr. Ramirez is TIA eligible because athletic periods are PEIMS-coded 087 teaching roles and 100% of his role is associated with student instruction for at least 90 days (3 sections of World Geography + 3 coaching periods + 2 conference periods)