The Academic Achievement Framework

Welcome! The Academic Achievement Framework (AAF) website.  AAF has been developed in collaboration with external consultants from Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), to address the individual needs of all BPS students through a coherent, multi-tier system of supports for academic skills, English language development, and social-emotional-behavioral proficiency. 

Did you know that AAF is fully aligned with the Massachusetts Tiered System of Support (MTSS)?  Click on MTSS to see guidance provided by the Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). 
To view or download the Academic Achievement Framework Guidebook, please go HERE. To access   additional forms and resources, please go HERE.

We are happy to report that 445 Boston Public Schools teachers participated in the 17 AAF Summer Institute sessions this summer (2013).  We are thrilled to continue to support the vision of supporting students through a prevention model of data-driven tiered instructional support.

Interventions refer to instruction that SUPPLEMENTS and INTENSIFIES classroom curriculum/instruction to meet a student's need(s).  Interventions can be in academics or behavior.  All interventions must have:
1.  A plan for implementation
2.  Evidenced-based pedagogy
3.  Criteria for successful response to the intervention
4.  Assessment to monitor progress every 4-6 weeks

For more information contact your AAF consultant for more information on district recommended interventions.

  • Announcements
  • AAF Facilitator Training for School Psychology Staff at Boston Teachers Union - September 6th An AAF Facilitator Training at Boston Teachers Union will be held for all school psychology staff members at the Boston Teachers Union on Friday, September 6th from 1 - 3 PM ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2013, 11:23 AM by Boston AAF EDC
  • Lee School Flowchart A new flowchart for the Joseph Lee Elementary School is now available, detailing Tier 1 Core Instruction, and Tier 2 and 3 Intervention. You can find a copy of the ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2013, 12:49 PM by Boston AAF EDC
  • Summer Professional Development Opportunities! As the 2012 - 2013 school year comes to a close, we have already begun planning exciting professional development opportunities for the summer. We are offering both online and day-long ...
    Posted May 31, 2013, 7:33 AM by Boston AAF EDC
  • Back by Popular Demand! In response to the overwhelming registration for the online courses we launched last spring and summer, we have just re-released the courses on MyLearningPlan®. Please click on the PDF ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2013, 10:56 AM by Boston AAF EDC
  • Congratulations to Edvestors School on the Move Finalists! Two of our schools that are implementing the Academic Achievement Framework were highlighted by Edvestors and selected as 2012 Schools on the Move finalists. The schools selected are making significant ...
    Posted Nov 15, 2012, 10:04 AM by Boston AAF EDC
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