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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

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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. 

High School Progress and Outcomes

Achieving higher levels of attainment depends on the participation and advancement of students at each step in our state’s education system, from early childhood through high school and postsecondary education. A high school diploma, which is the culmination of four years of academic work, is critical to determining a student’s future educational attainment and career progression.

Washington’s changing demographics reveal opportunity gaps in K-12 education. Without a concerted effort to improve completion rates for all students, Washington runs the risk of seeing its overall graduation rate decline. The state cannot reach its overall attainment goals if the opportunity gap persists.

Despite these gaps, the past ten years offer some hope. Washington’s graduation rate rose because of greater attention paid to the needs of growing student populations that have not been traditionally well-served in the education system.

Washington can rise to the challenge to support excellent schools and increased high school completion. Knowledge about critical junctures in students’ progression toward graduation helps in tailoring policies that reduce or eliminate barriers. Further, the early success of programs like the College Bound Scholarship shows that the “pull” of college and postsecondary pathways can work together with the “push” of dropout prevention programs to help all students succeed. 

High School Dashboards

Cumulative Graduation Rate Change

High school graduations rates are improving.   Despite these improvements, large gaps between racial/ethnic groups continue for some populations.[1] It is critical to address these gaps, especially since the majority of growth in the K-12 population is among students of color.[i]

Percentage Point Change in High School Graduation Rates

SourceDropout and Graduation Reports, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (January 2018). Next Update: Winter 2019.

Explore detailed data at OSPI's Performance Indicators dashboards
OSPI

High School Graduation Rates Over Time

While most racial and ethnic subgroups’ four-year and five-year graduation rates improved, historically underserved student populations made notable gains. Despite these improvements, large gaps between racial/ethnic groups continue for some populations.

Adjusted Cohort High School Graduation Rate

SourceDropout and Graduation Reports, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (January 2018). Next Update: Winter 2019.

Explore detailed data at OSPI's Performance Indicators dashboards

OSPI

Other Pathways to High School Attainment: Diplomas from Community Colleges and Alternative Credentials

The number of students taking, completing, and passing high school equivalency tests dropped dramatically following the introduction of a new GED exam. Alternatives to the GED are expanding, including the High School 21+ program offered at community and technical colleges and students who receive a high school diploma and associate degree concurrently.

Other High School Credentials Awarded in Washington State

Sources: GED data from the Education tables from OFM Washington State Data Book, High School Diplomas as reported on SBCTC Academic Year Report (March 2018). Next Update: Fall 2018.

Notes: * Total GED includes GED© high school equivalency certificates awarded at Washington Community and Technical Colleges and other testing centers including four-year colleges/universities, public school systems and others.