Facebook PLP. Credit: TNW

Facebook has revealed a new project its been working on with an education app for teachers that helps track students’ progress and makes it easier to create custom learning plans. The software is a result of partnering with Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit organization with some of the best ranked schools California.

Facebook created software called PLP (personalized learning platform/plan) that includes an overview of the year’s curriculum, a project view to help students organize their work using a calendar, course materials, and tests. Teachers will be able to review students’ work and collaborate with one another to create lesson plans.

The good news for educators, and a likely disappointment for students, is that the new app actually has nothing to do with Facebook the social network; a Facebook account isn’t even used for signing in.

The final version of the updated software presents students and teachers with a clean interface to keep track of and create new short-term and long-term goals. Coursework can also be customized for each student according to their learning pace, and parents can also see their kids’ progress along with teacher feedback.

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