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FileMaker Offers Free K-12 Student Assessment Best Practices Kit at http://K12SA.filemaker.com.au

  • 12 May, 2005 16:35

<p>Database leader offers Student Assessment White Paper, free K-12 Resource Guide and free FileMaker Pro 7 trial</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia–May 12, 2005 – FileMaker has announced the immediate availability of the FileMaker K-12 Student Assessment Best Practices Kit (http://K12SA.filemaker.com.au), designed for technology coordinators and administrators which includes a 13-page white paper on best practices regarding software selection, a free bundle of five pre-designed, ready-to-use database solutions for educators and administrators, plus a 30-day free trial of FileMaker Pro, the #1-selling easy-to-use database that is currently used by over 1200 Australian schools and the top 250 U.S. school districts.</p>
<p>“FileMaker helps educators implement effective student assessment solutions in response to growing government demands for performance improvement and reporting,” said Steve McManus, General Manager, FileMaker Asia Pacific. “As the most flexible, affordable and easy-to-use database for K-12 solutions, FileMaker Pro has a long history of helping school leaders make decisions that have the best impact on a child’s education.”</p>
<p>The new white paper, entitled “K-12 Student Assessment; Challenges, Benefits and the Value of FileMaker for Solution Development,” is a comprehensive review of the role of student information systems in consolidating multiple types of assessment data and identifying specific factors affecting student performance. The paper also profiles several examples of how school districts have successfully implemented effective assessment solutions.</p>
<p>In addition to the student assessment white paper, educators also receive the free 30-day trial of FileMaker Pro 7, and a free K-12 Resource Guide which is 49 pages and details FileMaker software solutions, trainers, consultants and other resources for the education market all in one place.</p>
<p>FileMaker also recently announced the limited-time availability of a free FileMaker Applications Suite for purchasers of FileMaker Pro 7, including the education versions of FileMaker. The free suite includes four pre-designed, ready-to-use applications with a retail value of AUD$810: FileMaker Meetings, FileMaker Tasks, FileMaker Work Requests and FileMaker Donations. The free suite offer ends on June 22, 2005.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
The FileMaker Student Assessment Best Practices Kit and a 30-day trial of FileMaker Pro 7 are free and can be downloaded now at http://K12SA.filemaker.com.au. FileMaker Pro 7 can be purchased for AUD $249 (inc. GST) for eligible education customers (volume licensing also available), which is 50 percent off the suggested list price. FileMaker Pro 7, which runs on Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X v10.2.8 or later and the Web, is available by visiting www.filemaker.com.au or through educational resellers.</p>
<p>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. (NASDAQ: AAPL).</p>
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<p>Customer contact:
1800 028 316
http://www.filemaker.com.au</p>
<p>Media contact:
Amanda Scott-Kiddie
Kinetics Pty Ltd
02 9976 6611
Amanda@kinetics.com.au</p>
<p>©2005 FileMaker, Inc. All rights reserved. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. The stated prices are suggested list prices and actual prices may vary.</p>

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