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Improving Student Achievement Using FileMaker Pro Featured Workshop at 2006 MICCA Conference


SANTA CLARA, CA – May 1, 2006 – The role of FileMaker Pro 8 database software in analyzing student data for improving student achievement will be featured in a workshop presentation at the 2006 Maryland Instructional Computers Coordinators Association Conference (MICCA) May 2-6, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD (

The session, “Data Analysis Demystified: FileMaker Pro 8 In and Out of the Classroom,” will be at 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, and will feature Bill Harman, Technology Consultant, Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Maryland.

In his workshop presentation, Mr. Harman will describe how to analyze student data, using FileMaker Pro 8 as part of a student achievement plan that includes responsive teaching and learning programs. Other session components include creating database tables, importing data from Microsoft Excel and other data sources, and exporting data in Microsoft Excel format.

With more than 11 million units distributed worldwide, FileMaker Pro is used in the top 250 U.S. school districts and each of the top 50 U.S. undergraduate colleges. FileMaker Pro 8 has received several key industry awards, including “Product of the Year” awards from both Macworld Magazine and PC Magazine. FileMaker Pro was recently selected as a 2006 Codie Award finalist in the “Best Database Management Solution” category by the Software Information Industry Association.

FileMaker offers a 30-day free trial of FileMaker Pro 8, including a Student Assessment White Paper plus the FileMaker Education Starter Kit, featuring a bundle of ready-to-use solutions for educators and administrators, at

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 Computer, Inc.


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