FileMaker Highlighted in Workshop on Student Achievement at Maryland Instructional Computers Coordinators Association Conference (MICCA)

User-friendly student achievement analysis tools with a FileMaker database solution featured in workshop

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 24, 2007 – The role of a FileMaker Pro database solution in analyzing student achievement data and enhancing learning programs will be showcased in a workshop at the Maryland Instructional Computers Coordinators Association (MICCA), April 24-26, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland ( ).   
On Thursday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Jose Seda and Scott Hughes, information technology systems specialists and Bill Harman, educator, FileMaker developer and trainer, the Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Maryland, will co-present “Data Analysis Demystified: Using Data for Meaningful Instruction.” The workshop will teach participants how to use FileMaker to create powerful student data analysis tools that can be used in their schools to help monitor student achievement. Participants will learn to create an intuitive and portable solution that allows teachers to access and analyze both summative and formative data, allowing them to adjust learning programs to maximize student achievement.
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 experience a 30-day free trial of FileMaker Pro 8.5, the award-winning database software, which includes the K-12 Education Starter Kit, featuring five education starter solutions, a K-12 resource guide, and a student assessment white paper. The trial can be downloaded at .

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