• III-C-2: Culturally Proficient Communication
    Unsatisfactory
    Needs Improvement
    Proficient
    Exemplary
    Makes few attempts to respond to different family cultural norms and/or responds inappropriately or disrespectfully. May communicate respectfully and make efforts to take into account different families’ home language, culture, and values, but does so inconsistently or does not demonstrate understanding and sensitivity to the differences. Always communicates respectfully with families and demonstrates understanding of and sensitivity to different families’ home language, culture, and values. Always communicates respectfully with families and demonstrates understanding and appreciation of different families’ home language, culture, and values. Is able to model this element.
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    What instructional practices should be observed? What student impacts should be expected?
    For TEACHERS this may look like.
    1. Teacher has little understanding of families' cultures and does not attempt to learn more.

    1. Teacher has some knowledge of families' cultures and uses this knowledge when interacting with families.

    1. Teacher is aware of families' cultures, specifically the cultural norms for interacting with teachers and school, and uses this understanding to reach out to families in culturally respectful ways.

    1. Teacher is aware of families' cultures, specifically the cultural norms for interacting with teachers and school, and uses this understanding to reach out to families in culturally respectful ways. Teacher makes an effort to promote families' understanding of the teacher and/or school's cultural norms.

     
    1. Teacher pursues some opportunities for learning about culturally proficient practices in the classroom.

    1. Teacher pursues opportunities for learning about culturally proficient practices in the classroom and actively seeks to learn from families about their cultures and expectations for their children.

    1. Teacher pursues opportunities for learning about culturally proficient practices in the classroom and actively seeks to learn from families about their cultures and expectations for their children.

         
    1. Teacher seeks opportunities to honor students' and families' cultural traditions.

    As a result, the IMPACT on STUDENTS may be...
    1. Families are not asked to share their cultural norms or expectations for their children.

    1. Families have very few opportunities to share their cultural norms or expectations for their children with the teacher.

    1. Families have opportunities to share information about their home culture and expectations for their children with the teacher.

    1. Families have opportunities to share information about their home culture and expectations for their children with the teacher and with other students and families.

    1. Families receive information in only one format and only in English.

    1. Families receive information in both written and spoken formats, but it is not provided in any language other than English.

    1. Families receive information in both written and spoken formats, and made available in the languages spoken by students' families.

    1. Families receive information in variety of formats, such as phone calls, letters, emails, home visits and community meetings, and made available in the languages spoken by students' families.

    1. Families interact with the teacher only if there is a problem in the classroom.

    1. Families have positive interactions with the teacher, but families must initiate contact with the teacher.

    1. Families have positive interactions with the teacher, are regularly invited into the school and classroom, and have the opportunity to build relationships with the teacher throughout the school year.

    1. Families have positive interactions with the teacher, are regularly invited into the school and classroom, receive consistent affirmation from teachers on the importance of their engagement, and have the opportunity to build relationships with the teacher throughout the school year.

         
    1. Families and students feel their cultural perspectives are honored by the teacher and the school.

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