FileMaker Showcases Student Performance and Special Education Solutions at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning Conference (MACUL)

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FileMaker Pro 8.5 solutions that manage student performance data and special education plans will be highlighted during the 2007 Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning Conference (MACUL), booth # 709, March 14-16, at Cobo Center, in Detroit, Michigan (

"Easy Rubrics + Rapid Grades + Clear Standards = Successful Performance," a session designed to instruct teachers how to automatically distribute class functions and grades electronically will be presented March 15, 2:30 p.m. Participants will explore the advantages of electronic distribution of performance and assessment information and how to create FileMaker Pro databases that work with Mac, Windows, and Palm operating systems. The session will be led by Michael Perry, business education teacher, East Paulding High School, Paulding County School District, Dallas, Georgia and adjunct instructor of business for the Coles School of Business at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia.

A variety of K-12 solutions will be featured in the FileMaker booth including student data management and special education solutions. From Customized Relational Technology (CRT), Inc. (, CRT's General Student Management Program is a comprehensive student database that tracks and reports on student demographics, parent demographics, attendance, grading, transportation, scheduling, invoicing, health, and state aid. CRT also will show its IEP-related special education solutions for curriculum planning and student performance tracking.

FileMaker database software helps schools in collecting, managing and reporting on student and administrative data. More than 10,000 K-12 schools use FileMaker in their data-driven decision-making processes to achieve greater operational efficiency, comply with federal and state reporting requirements, and track student performance. Recently, Technology & Learning magazine named FileMaker Pro a 2006 Legacy Award winner.

Educators can download a 30-day free trial of FileMaker Pro 8.5 which includes the K-12 Education Starter Kit, featuring five education starter solutions, a K-12 resource guide, and a student assessment white paper at Trial CDs of FileMaker Pro 8.5, including the K-12 Education Starter Kit, will be distributed in the FileMaker booth while supplies last.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low- cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.

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NOTE: FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The speakers, schedules and events are subject to change without notice. The trial CDs and other products are only available while supplies last.

Source: FileMaker, Inc.

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