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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:
Select legend labels (colors or shapes) individually or multiple labels by holding the control-key
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 email@example.com 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:
Refreshing data as it becomes available and verified
Creation and release of new dashboards as prioritized by the WSAC Roadmap working groups
Consolidation of multiple topical dashboards on page into single embeded workbook
Design of mobile-friendly dashboards
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.
The Opportunity Gap
The opportunity gap is more than a single metric or performance indicator. Factors influencing opportunity gaps include, but are not limited to, school-building resource allocation, participation in college-exposure and preparation activities, teacher quality, and access to rigorous course selection, which includes dual credit options. Unfortunately, the opportunity gap is more salient and exacerbated in low socioeconomic communities and in communities of color.
The links below point to Roadmap Dashboard pages with subgroup breakouts:
- Attainment: Educational Attainment by Race/Ethnicity
- High School: High School Graduation Rates and Cumulative Graduation Rate Change
- Enrollment: Enrollment Demographics, Demographics over Time, 5-Year Change by Subgroup, and Apprenticeship Enrollment
- Completion: Completion Demographics, Completion Trends, and Six-Year Graduation Rates
- Affordability: Borrowing by Dependency Status
Given the complexity and interconnectedness of the variables that impact the opportunity gap, a system-wide approach addressing the whole student is necessary. Statewide efforts can address equity disparity, but collaboration is essential. Closing the opportunity gap will require the collective efforts of K-12, higher education, community-based organizations, and other critical partners.