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Module 2: Tutorial—Where Have We Been? Where Do We Want to Be?

We begin by building a floating-bar graph to compare a school's grade-for-grade reading results. The data to use in these charts may be found in the Enhanced Class Score Reports, the Interactive Local Report Card, or Ohio's Success Portal portal.

To make a floating-bar graph, we first draw lines for vertical and horizontal axes. The horizontal axis intersects the vertical axis at its center, not at its bottom. We add two scales to the vertical axis, each beginning at the horizontal axis. We set the intersection point with the horizontal axis to 0 percent, the top of the vertical axis to 100 percent, and the bottom of the vertical axis to 100 percent as well. Click here to see the example.

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