The "plain English" flag feature helps teachers communicate in ways that support families with lower literacy levels, and who may not be native English speakers and/or familiar with terms common in the US education system. The "plain English" flag feature will lead to improved translation, accessibility for parents, and ultimately, increase family engagement.

See how it works:

If a teacher uses lingo that will be hard for parents to understand, this feature is designed to flag those issues.

When a teacher writes a message or announcement that exceeds a 6th grade reading level, an orange flag will appear next to the message. Clicking the flag opens a box that explains why the message was flagged.

Once the announcement is simplified, it can be sent.

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