|[September 05, 2013]
Kansas Public School District Modernizes K-12 Education with Plans for FileMaker on 6,500 iPads
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
The Dodge City Public Schools district in Kansas is making K-12
education efficient, cost-effective and accountable by using FileMaker
software and 1,200 - soon to be 6,500 - iPads. Teachers, students and
administrative staff now have all the data they need for real-time
student assessment - delivered to their iPads in a simple format using FileMaker
Go for iPad.
One of the largest school districts in Kansas, Dodge
City Public Schools has 6,500 students, 440 teachers and 40
administrators and staff. iPads will replace every student desktop
computer by January 2014.
As students take exams on iPads teachers on their iPads can track
student accuracy in real time. Once exams are complete, teachers use an
intuitive interface to filter test results across multiple variables
such as areas of knowledge, weaknesses and strengths. Results are
displayed in charts, graphs and lists so teachers can identify trends or
students who need more assistance in specific topics.
Test scoring, a key performance indicator for the district, is analyzed
down to individual test questions by the use of automated FileMaker
calculations and scripts. Student achievement is tracked over five-year
periods and that historical data travels wherever the student goes
throughout the district.
FileMaker Server software consolidates information from the district's
teaching, learning, assessment and administration systems and makes it
available from a single source. This integration has eliminated the need
for separate, proprietary software packages for everything from student
assessments to reporting.
"Our single, multi-faceted FileMaker soluion, which integrates
information for both administration and learning, has resulted in
substantial savings as well as vast improvements in our teaching and
learning processes," said Ray Wipf, executive director of information
management, Dodge City Public Schools.
For complete details read the full case study of Dodge City Public
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