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Easy Development of K-12 Grading Standards Using FileMaker Pro is a Featured Session at Georgia Tech Prep Stat Conference


SANTA CLARA, California – February 9, 2006 – The role of FileMaker Pro 8 database technology in developing and managing rubrics for improved student performance will be featured in a presentation at the 2006 Georgia Tech Prep State Conference February 12-14, at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel/Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, GA (

The presentation session, “Easy Rubrics + Rapid Grades + Clear Standards = Successful Performance,” will be held on Monday, February 13, from 2:15-3:15 p.m., and presented 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.

In his presentation, Mr. Perry will describe how to easily develop an automated system for the creation and electronic distribution of rubrics – or guidelines – using the combination of a FileMaker Pro database with an automated email system across different computing platforms to expedite rubrics development and distribution, the grading process, and fast electronic delivery of grades to students.

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

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