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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. 

Postsecondary Completions

Completion of a postsecondary credential is both an individual accomplishment and a contribution to the state’s educational attainment goals. For students, completion marks not only an end, but also a new beginning, whether it be employment, career advancement, or personal growth. 

But completing a postsecondary credential can be difficult, and some groups of students complete at lower rates than others and take longer to do so. In many instances students begin their postsecondary education without the knowledge and skills needed for success. These students start at a disadvantage and may require remedial coursework, which can leave them at greater risk of non-completion.[1] Working adults, students of color, and other underrepresented populations often face additional challenges, leading to lower completion rates. Shifting economic conditions can also influence student persistence and time to completion.

Postsecondary Completions Dashboards

Postsecondary Awards Conferred

While overall enrollments decreased slightly during the five-year period, the total number of postsecondary awards increased by nearly five percent. Of all award types, the number of certificates requiring less than one year to complete increased the most (14.8 percent). Conversely, certificates requiring at least one year represented the largest decrease (-7.2 percent). Finally, the number of associate and bachelor’s degrees increased by 5.6 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively.

Source: WSAC staff analysis of IPEDS Completions, survey A data from the U.S. Department of Education (September 2017). Next Update:  Summer 2019.

Completion Demographics

Degrees awarded to Hispanic and students identifying as being of two or more races surged from 2012 to 2016. This led to a higher share of degrees awarded to underrepresented students over this period. However, not all groups saw improvements, illustrating that more work is required to eliminate opportunity gaps.

Completion Demographics: Focus on Individual Subgroups 

Completion Rates

Notes

 

[1] A Skilled and Educated Workforce (2013), A Joint Report of the Washington Student Achievement Council, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.

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