The Framework for Equity and Access

The Four Tools of Cultural Proficiency

Cultural Proficiency is comprised of an interrelated set of four tools, when used authentically, provides one the opportunity to improve one’s own practice in service of others. The tools of Cultural Proficient are not strategies or techniques. The tools provide you with the means by which to perform your professional responsibilities in a Culturally Proficient manner. Being culturally competent or proficient is exemplified by how one uses assessment data, delivers curriculum and instruction, interacts with parents and community members, and plans and uses professional development.

The tools of Cultural Proficiency

combine to provide a Framework for analyzing your values and behaviors as well as your school’s or agency’s policies and practices.