• High Expectations refer to the percentage of students taking one or more courses eligible for college credit. Historically, this indicator measured students enrolled in rigor courses; rigor courses are a subset of dual credit courses and specifically refer to Running Start, AP, IB, and CIHS classes. Our indicator shifted to measuring dual credit participation in 2018 when the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction moved to this metric for Washington state. Dual credit encompasses rigorous courses and certain CTE (Career and Technical Education) courses. This data visualization also allows viewing how many students are enrolled in any CTE course, whether or not that CTE course qualifies as dual credit, as reported in TPS raw grade files.
  • “Overlapping identities” calculated by creating 0/1 binary value for Free and Reduced Lunch, non-White students, Special Education, and English Language Learners, then summing these values. “0” overlapping identities indicate a non-FRL, non-Special Education, English-speaking White student. “3” indicates a student has three of these four values.
  • Rates based on fewer than ten students (n<10) are suppressed to protect student privacy. Source: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Tacoma Public Schools.
  • For more information about our methods and data, please visit our Data Logic & Schema document.