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FileMaker Showcases K-12 Solutions at Texas Computer Education Association Conference (TCEA)


FileMaker Pro 8.5 database solution for “No Child Left Behind” featured as conference panel

SANTA CLARA, California – Feb. 5, 2007 –The latest FileMaker Pro 8.5 database solutions supporting No Child Left Behind and other innovative approaches for improving teacher and student skills will be presented by FileMaker during the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention & Exhibition, Booth # 1716, February 5-9, Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX .

On Thursday, February 8, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m., Greg Walker, Data Solutions Administrator for Pinellas County Schools in Largo, Florida, and Bob Barboza, Resource Specialist for the Paramount Unified School District, Paramount, CA, will co-present “Stepping Up Student Information Systems to Ensure No Child Left Behind.” The presentation will describe how the Pinellas County School System has implemented a FileMaker database system to interact with its Student Information System (SIS) to analyze individual and grade level performance results.

Among the innovative K-12 solutions profiled in the FileMaker booth are "Observations
for Teachers“ and ”Kid’s Talk Radio":

Observations for Teachers, developed by A Byte of Data (, is an easy-to-use assessment tool that assists teachers to improve their instructor skills through careful observations student classroom and playground behaviors. The solution covers key academic areas, classroom behavior, learning disabilities, English language learners, gifted students, and students at-risk for failure in the classroom.

Kid’s Talk Radio, a FileMaker Pro 8.5 database solution developed by Super School Software (, is a motivational math and science learning program that gets kids excited about learning and at the same time helps schools to creatively meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals that are part of the No Child Left Behind program. In building sound effects studios and radio station programming, students learn study skills, math, science, reading and writing.

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 will also be distributed in the FileMaker booth while supplies last.

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