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The Interactive Charts allow you to analyse survey data in an interactive reporting environment and with the Scrapbook feature you can create your own custom reporting. You can a

You can also watch an Introduction to Interactive Charts video.(this link opens in a new tab)  

This guide shows you how to:

  1. Access your Interactive Charts
  2. Manipulate your Data
    1. General Options
    2. Comparisons
    3. Drill-downs
  3. Add Charts to a Scrapbook

 

1. Access your Interactive Charts

On your View Reports page, click the Report Available link under Interactive Charts.

On the following page, select the measures you want to display. To select all measures under a particular domain, click on ‘Select All’.

 

2. Manipulate your Data

On the main Interactive Charts page, there are two dashboards that allow you to change the presentation of your charts. The upper dashboard applies to all charts, while the left-hand dashboard applies to its respective chart.

Upper dashboard view: Upper dashboard view with in the interactive charts

Left hand dashboard view:

  Left hand dashboard view with in interactive charts

 

Below is a description of each of the dashboard features:

A. General Options (upper dashboard only)

Survey: Select different surveys directly from the dashboard with this drop-down menu. The same measures from the survey selected will display below.

Chart Type: A bar chart is currently the only option for displaying your charts.

Domain: If you want to display different measures, choose the “Re-select Measures” option from this drop-down menu and click on Refresh All Charts in the bottom-right corner of the upper dashboard.

General options that are available to select

B. Comparison (upper dashboard only)

Choose from three available comparison options to apply to all charts displayed: Replica School, TTFM NormNSW Govt Primary Schools/Secondary Schools and Year-over-year. Click on each option for more information.

 

Comparisons available

C. Drilldown Variables (upper and left-hand dashboards)

Charts can be drilled-down (or broken down) by sex, year level, or any other demographic variable available. You can also break down the results using your School MCQ as a drill-down variable.

 

data available as drill down variables

 

When selecting drill-down variables, your graphs can become quite complex and difficult to interpret visually. By clicking the drop-down tab beside a given drill-down variable, you may select or deselect specific sub-populations to tidy up the chart and focus on a specific group of students.

 

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Did you know? As you drill down to smaller and smaller sub-populations, you may encounter data suppression put in place to protect the anonymity of survey takers. See Protecting Survey Taker Anonymity(this link opens in a new tab) for more information. 

 

3. Add Charts to a Scrapbook

Interactive Charts can be added to your Scrapbook by clicking on the camera icon in the top right-hand corner of each chart. For more information on how to use the Scrapbook feature, see the How to Scrapbook(this link opens in a new tab) article.