Welcome to the State of California

How to Use Dashboards

This page describes how to use the Commission's data dashboards.

See also: Data Download Guide | How to Use Dashboards - Approved Program and Institutional Profile

(videos are in the process of being updated)


Dashboard Navigation Tips

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'i' Information icon Information: Hovering over this icon on the upper right-hand corner of each data dashboard allows you to see definitions and caveats related to the content.
Show drop down menu Drop Down Menus: Drop down menus at the top of each dashboard can be used to filter, isolate, or display specific data values; they can also be used to change the focus of the dashboards.
Image of search box Search: Feature allows users to search for specific data points, such as a specific school or district.
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Link for drill down into data Drill Down: Certain links, which are denoted with a blue-underlined font, can be clicked to navigate to a separate visualization to display dedicated information on that item.
Map icon Navigate via Map: Clicking on a single county, or multiple counties while pressing on the CTRL key, will filter the dashboard to only show information for selected county(s).
Cursor icon Tooltip: Hover over data elements to view additional information in a small pop-up window known as tooltips.
Exclude icon Exclude: Selecting a value, and hovering over it will summon a menu ribbon with this option. Clicking on "Exclude" will remove that data from the dashboard, dynamically altering the visualization.
Keep only icon Keep only: Selecting a value, and hovering over it will summon a menu ribbon with this option. Clicking on "Keep Only" will remove all data other than the selected value from the dashboard, dynamically altering the visualization.
View data icon View Data: a value, and hovering over it will summon a menu ribbon that includes this option. Clicking on this icon will open a pop-up window with data exclusive to this value.
Sort icon Sort: This Icon appears when hovering over the top of applicable columns; clicking on it will sort the columns in ascending or descending order.
Highlight icon Highlight: This Icon appears when hovering over the dashboard's legend. This feature allows you to highlight selected items from directly from the legend.
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Export and print button Export and Print: Use this button to export information in the form of an image, data, crosstab, or PDF; use the exported files as a source for printing. Full Export and Print Guide.
Revert button Revert: Brings data dashboard back to original view and clears filters.
Share text and icon Share: Allows a user to obtain a URL for the dashboard to send via email or embed in a website.




Updated October 7, 2016