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     A virtual training class for Focus Navigation Dashboard has been opened, please go to MyPLN and register for this class. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

For help with accessing and navigating a report or dashboard, users may contact the ITD Help Desk. For questions about the content of a dashboard, contact the owner (which can be found in the back of the dashboard user manual). 

Download this job aid on how to request help with the application. 

If you cannot sign into Focus using your SSO username and password, please request access using EZ Access. 

Log into https://ezaccess.lausd.net and click LAUSD Employees. Then, click Focus Reporting & Dashboards to request access using the Focus Reporting & Dashboards application. 

Note: Your site administrator must provide approval using the Access Approval section. 

Follow-up requests regarding applications that have been submitted can be emailed to focus@lausd.net. 

Unfortunately, you must re-apply for access via EZ Access. This is due to the fact that with a new role, you have a new supervisor and we must obtain approval from that individual for you to receive access to more data. 

Please see the above question, How do I get access to Focus, for instructions on how to submit an application via EZ Access. 

Implementing the new ad hoc reporting tool will improve the experience of generating reports using data found in MiSiS. Some of the major benefits include:

  • Flexibility – Provides more flexibility in ad hoc reporting at LAUSD, now allowing users to create reports at the local district and LAUSD levels if they have access to that data.
  • Self-Service Approach – Eliminates the need to request new reports to be created by IT – users can create and personalize their own reports.
  • Dashboards – Provides dashboards for various types of users (administrators, central office staff, school officials, etc.) consisting of the information those users need to have to succeed.
  • Historical Data – After integrating with MyData, will provide the ability to produce reports on historical student data, so users can look at information on a student’s previous enrollment and course history.
  • Up-to-Date Data – Data will be updated nightly; some data, such as select attendance and scheduling data, will be available in real-time.

 

Starting December 4, 2017, Focus is available via this URL: https://Focus.LAUSD.net

Focus includes job aids and videos that define the components of Focus and provide instruction on how to use the application’s features. To view job aids or videos within the application, go to the Job Aids and Videos section on the Welcome Page or any Subject Page (Note: job aids and videos on the Subject Pages pertain to the displayed Subject only).

The Basic Ad Hoc Reporting Class, an instructor-led training class, is available for registration in MyPLN. This class provides instruction on how to create and manage reports using Focus Reporting and Dashboards, including how to perform basic calculations and create a basic pivot table.

  • What's New

    Focus Reporting & Dashboards is updated with software fixes and/or enhancements every two weeks on Friday nights. Browse the notes below to learn about all updates released since November 2016, or view the notes on the application's Welcome Page in What's New

  • April 24, 2020

    Posted by Focus Reporting and Dashboards on 4/27/2020

    Release Notes

    Dashboard Updates

    Monitoring ReportsNYE Students.  There are 2 dashboards with exact same label.  The 1st NYE Students has been renamed to NYE Students by Transfer Type.  This report displays only matriculated or transferred students for school year 2020-2021 with the transfer type code without marks.  To access the report, go to Summary > Monitoring Reports > NYE Students by Transfer Type.

    The other NYE Students dashboard retains the same label.  This report displays currently active students with their SBAC results.  It is also showing future location and future grade of students. 

    Mail MergeIncoming Students has been renamed to Incoming Students by Grading Term.  This report displays currently active students with their SBAC results and current year’s marks.  It has the same format as the NYE Students report in District Monitoring but displays marks, term, and grading periods.  To access the report, go to Summary > Mail Merge > Incoming Students by Grading Term.

    Graduation Exemptions for Specialized Population (SP) Report – This report is used to identify and list “Potentially Eligible” students that schools would like to meet with and inform them of the Eligibility for Graduation Exemptions.  To access the report, go the Instruction > Graduation Progress > Graduation Exemptions for Specialized Population (SP) Report.

    Bug Fixes

    Student Grades - The missing columns, when the concatenated feature was removed, have now been added.  These columns are Attendance Bands, Cooperation and Work Habits (secondary), and Work Effort Marks and Cooperation Marks (elementary).  To access the report, click Summary > Monitoring Reports > Student Grades.

    Monitoring ReportsNYE Students.  The total number from the NYE Students dashboard is now matching the total number of students in MISIS at the beginning of the school year.  To access the report, go to Summary > Monitoring Reports > NYE Students.

    Ad Hoc Reporting Subject Area Updates

    New Columns added in the Address Folder -   New columns have been added to any subject areas that have the Address folder.   These columns are now available to provide specific coordinates of a physical location, address verification, and verification date.  To find the columns, for example in the Student Detail subject area, click Student > Address folder.  Click the Address folder caret to display the new columns.

     

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  • April 10, 2020

    Posted by Focus Reporting and Dashboards on 4/13/2020

     New Reports

    Elementary School Retention Warning Report -   A new School Retention Warning report has been added primarily for students in TK, TE, and K grades.  To access this report, go to Summary> Monitoring Reports>Elementary Tab> Elementary Schools Retention Warning

    End of Summer Term Report – A new report displays the students who have enrolled in the Summer term and have participated in a summer school program, while highlighting their participation outcome and duration.  To access this report, go to Summary > Monitoring Reports > End of Summer Term Report

    Dashboard Updates

    IT Assets Dashboard – A new Devices Available for Testing tile has been added to the IT Assets Dashboard.  To access the dashboard, go to Operations> ITAM> IT Assets

    Bug Fixes

    Student Testing – Physical Fitness – This report has been moved from the Student Monitoring dashboard to Student Testing Dashboard.  The report now displays the correct path.   To access the report, go to Student Testing > Physical Fitness.  Clicking the subject page icon reverts to the correct subject

    ELPAC Initial Audit Report - This report now displays data correctly. To access the report, go to Student Testing> ELPAC Eligibility Audit Report > Audit Tab

    Attendance Bands - A “No Data “label was displaying erroneously under each attendance tile before, the label has been removed from the attendance bands tiles.  To access this report, go to Operations > Attendance> Attendance Bands

     

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    New Whole Child Integrated Data Platform Available Now!

    Whole Child Integrated Data is available now for teachers, counselors, out-of-classroom support staff, and principals.

    To log in, go to https://wholechild.lausd.net/.  This new platform provides educators with a complete picture of the whole child by integrating data from various sources of student information.

    Support resources and training information are available on the website, https://achieve.lausd.net/wholechild

     

    Focus (MiSiS Ad hoc users ) URL Bookmarked or Saved to Favorites (403 Forbidden Error)

    Users who have previously bookmarked the Focus (MiSiS Ad hoc) URL might experience a 403 Forbidden Error.  Please delete your current bookmark for Focus, delete your history, close the browser then type focus.lausd.net.  Then bookmark the new URL if needed or save it to favorites.  We encourage users to always go to https://achieve.lausd.net/focus site first and then login from here.   

    If you have any issues please open a ticket for Focus (MiSiS Ad hoc Helpdesk) at https://lausd-myit.onbmc.com/ux/myitapp/#/catalog/home

    We apologize for this inconvenience.

     

    About Focus Reporting & Dashboards 

    Available now, Focus Reporting & Dashboards (Focus) is a web-based reporting application that strengthens LAUSD’s reporting capability by integrating major systems used in the District. Focus consists of subject-specific dashboards, canned reports, and an ad hoc reporting capability. In addition to MiSiS, Focus consists of data from other systems used by LAUSD employees, like Welligent, Cafeteria Management System (CMS), and Adult Ed. During the 2018-2019 school year, new data and dashboards will be released periodically. 

    See the most common Frequently Asked Questions below, or go to the FAQs page for more information.