Help for using K-12 Academic Benchmarks

​​Below is a general overview of how the benchmarks work. Each benchmark's "Learn More" page helps you get the most out of the data by explaining ​its importance the logic behind the calculations, and more.

Questions?
Contact the Web Team
 webmaster@tacoma.k12.wa.us
 

New ​Tab

By default, when you are on the Strategic Plan website and click a button to view a benchmark, a new tab opens in your browser.

To go back to the Strategic Plan site, click it's tab or close the benchmark's tab - it starts with "Excel Web Access..."

 

Filter​s

The green bar on the left contains filters you can use to move from a broad overview of the data to drilling down to fine grain detail.

You can set many filters at once. Hold the 'Ctrl' key while making selections within a filter for ultimate performance. Experiment and see what combination of filters gives you the right data for decision-making.

 

Th​e Benchmark

The center of the page is where you see the actual benchmark data. As you change filters, this area updates automatically.

 

Vi​ews

On the far right, you can select a pre-built view of the data. Often, the combination of filters you need is right there in a View.