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

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 14, 2007 – 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 (http://www.macul.org).

“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. (http://www.iep-crt.com), 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 www.filemakertrial.com/k-12. 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 is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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