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The Roadmap Dashboard illustrates WSAC's Roadmap reports, complements the data and dashboards of our educational partners, and compiles education data and information across multiple sectors.

Providing Feedback

Our team greatly welcomes your feedback, suggestions, and error reports. Please email data@wsac.wa.gov.

Displaying label and exporting charts with labels

Most data labels are hidden by defaul to enhance readability, but viewers can display one or multiple labels using the following methods: 

  1. Select legend labels (colors or shapes) individually or multiple labels by holding the control-key

  2. Select data points individually or multiple points by holding the control-key or dragging cursor (hold button if using mouse) 

Any customizations to the default view, including labels, are preserved while using the buttons in the bottom right of visualization labelled "Download" to export an image or PDF, and “Share" to create sharable links with the current or original default view. The "Undo", Refresh" or "Revert" buttons in combination with the "Current View" are also useful for exploring the data.

Accessibility and assistive technologies

A central tenet of the Roadmap Dashboards is making them available, accessible, understandable, and useful to all users. While Tableau dashboards offer WCAG 2.0 AA compliance, WSAC is committed to evaluating and improving the Roadmap Dashboards for accessibility. We especially value feedback from those using assistive technologies such as screen readers, braille keyboards, or keyboard-only navigation. If you would like assistance or are interested in sharing your experience or how we could improve accessibility, please email data@wsac.wa.gov using this link.

Development Priorities and Features

As a digital product, the Roadmap Dashboard can evolve, expand, and update iteratively; but digital products are also at risk for errors, bugs, and incompatibilities on some devices. WSAC is actively working to improve the Roadmap Dashboards in future releases. Our current priorities include:

  1. Refreshing data as it becomes available and verified

  2. Creation and release of new dashboards as prioritized by the WSAC Roadmap working groups

  3. Consolidation of multiple topical dashboards on page into single embeded workbook   

  4. Design of mobile-friendly dashboards

Release Notes

  • Fall 2018: incremental update of data

  • January 2018: prioritize data accuracy, usability on desktop browsers, and identifying errors or issues. 

Bugs and Issues

Internet Explorer: IE10 and earlier are no longer supported by Tableau

IE11 and Edge in some organizations have Compatibility or Enterprise Mode by default for their users. Since these emulate earlier versions of Internet Explorer, they will cause the same loading issues.
If this is the case, you may follow the following steps: 

  • For IE 10 users: Open up Internet Explorer (IE 10); Click on the Tools menu tab; Select the Compatibility View settings option. Then Uncheck the "Display all websites in Compatibility View" option; Uncheck the "Display intranet sites in Compatibility View" option; Do NOT add wsac.wa.gov or wa.gov to the Compatibility View box

  • For IE 11 users: Open up Internet Explorer (IE 11); Press the Alt key on your keyboard, this will make a menu bar appear; Click on the Tools menu tab; Select the Compatibility View settings option. Then Uncheck the "Display intranet sites in Compatibility View" option; Do NOT add wsac.wa.gov or wa.gov to the Compatibility View box

If using other browsers and find errors, please leave feedback ASAP.

Firefox: Tableau visualizations may give an "Uncaught Exception:" error. This is a known bug in Tableau and feedback is not necessary. 

Mobile device layouts are in development and will likely be available shortly after launch. Until then, viewing on a desktop or tablet is advised. 

Statewide attainment goals set the course

Education is the fundamental building block of vibrant communities, civically engaged citizenry, and prosperous regional economies. The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is committed to building a future that provides equitable access to postsecondary education.

In 2014, the Legislature adopted statewide goals to increase educational attainment, that by 2023:

  • All adults in Washington, ages 25-44, will have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 70 percent of Washington adults, ages 25-44, will have a postsecondary credential.

WSAC proposed these goals in the 2013 Roadmap Report. The Council collaborated with policymakers, education leaders, and industry representatives from all regions of the state to develop the goals, based on workforce demand.

Since 2014, the attainment goals have served as a unifying purpose for partners from education, industry, and communities to bring a renewed focus and energy to the challenge of connecting youth and adults to college and career opportunities.

These data dashboards highlights progress toward meeting the state’s goals, the challenges we face as a state, and current strategies to increase attainment.  

Educational Attainment Dashboards

Progress on Overall Educational Attainment Goals and Attainment by Race and Ethnicity

Educational attainment varies by Race and Ethnicity. Among Washington residents aged 25-44 years old, the Hispanic/Latino subgroup shows the largest gap in educational attainment compared to the average attainment of the population age 25-44. This is the state’s second largest racial/ethnic group. This profound difference in high school completion ripples throughout the higher degree categories.

Sources: WSAC Analysis of One-Year American Community Survey data, U.S. Census (April 2019); Dropout and Graduation Reports, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (January 2019); IPEDS Fall Enrollment data from the U.S. Department of Education (September 2018); IPEDS Completions, survey A data from the U.S. Department of Education (September 2018). 

Educational Attainment: Beginning in 2019, educational attainment is measured using one-year American Community Survey (ACS) data from the United States Census Burea. In prior years, WSAC used both the five-year and three-year (now discontinued) data. While the 5-year estimates provide a larger sample, they are not recommended for year to year trends and also are released later than the one-year files. 

Certificate attainment estimates in 2019 are calculated by taking the percentage of the ACS population with a postsecondary degree and adding 7 percent, the calculation for Washington State in the 2018 Lumina Foundation's A Stronger Nation report. Prior Roadmap reports used an estimate of 7.4 percent, which yielded an attainment estimate of 50 percent in 2011. Using that same factor produces an estimate of 51.2 percent for the 2015 report and 52.5 percent for the 2017 report.