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

  • October 1, 2021

    Posted by Focus Reporting and Dashboards on 10/1/2021

    Release Notes

    Report Updates

    Graduation Progress Detailed View Report has been enhanced with drillable links that open to “Student Grade with D or F Marks” detail reports.  Access the report by clicking on Instruction > Graduation Progress > Graduation Progress Detailed View dashboard > Graduation Progress Detailed View report.

    Dashboard Updates

    Attendance Trends Dashboard – The chart’s two-year data comparison is aligning correctly by weeks of the year and their corresponding weekdays.  To access the report, click on Operations > Attendance > Attendance Trends > LAUSD Total % of Students Absent by Day. 

    Seal of Biliteracy Dashboard – Band Levels has been updated.  The SBAC “Standards Met” or above criteria has been reactivated in Band 1 and counts are displaying correctly.  To access the report, click on Instruction > MMED > Operational Dashboards > Seal of Biliteracy > Band Levels.

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  • September 17, 2021

    Posted by Focus Reporting and Dashboards on 9/17/2021

    Release Notes

    Report Updates

    No Show by Local District/Grade Report - the Poverty Flag filter has been added to the report to summarize counts by poverty groups; the filter is available from the View by dropdown list.  Access the report by clicking on Summary > Demographics > Operational Dashboards > No Show >No Show by Local District/Grade. 

    No Show Student Detail Report – the report has been enhanced with the addition of two new columns:  Last Request Date and Last Requestor.   Access the report by clicking on Summary > Demographics > Operational Dashboards > No Show > No Show by Local District Grade or No Show Yearly Trend > Student Detail Report. 

    Testing Coordinator Report – the report has been enhanced with the addition of the Language Classification column.  Access the report by clicking on Summary > Monitoring Reports > All Grade Levels Dashboard > Testing Coordinator. 

    New Dashboards

    Graduation Progress Detailed View Dashboard – the dashboard allows users to easily identify students who received D grades or who are not meeting LAUSD graduation standards and/or UC/CSU entrance requirements.  (1) There are four distinctive filters (LAUSD A-G Status, All Requirements Met, UC A-G Status and CSU A-G Status) that make the task less daunting.  (2) The results for the selected filters are displayed in columns under their corresponding headers.  Access the dashboard by clicking on Instruction > Graduation Progress > Operational Dashboards > Graduation Progress Detailed View.

    Dashboard Updates 

    Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department (MMED) Dashboard – The Newcomer and the RFEP to Date performance tiles have been enhanced.  

    (1)  The Newcomer performance tile is displaying the correct count matching the grand total of each of the lower reports.  (2) The “RFEP to Date – As Of Census Day” performance tile has been renamed “RFEP to Date”.  The screen dynamically displays reclassification counts based on the year selected from the RFEP School Year filter.  Starting from 2020-2021, the RFEP reclassification period is based on School Year (July 1 to June 30); from 2019-2020 and prior years, the RFEP reclassification period is based as of the Census day.  To access the dashboard, click on Instruction > MMED > Operational Dashboards > MMED. 

    Bug Fixes

    Student Email Roster Report – the edit icon is now available to display the report in analysis mode.  Access the report by clicking on Summary > Monitoring Reports > Student Email Roster.

    Subject Areas

    Subject Areas - a new folder labeled School of Residence has been added to all Subject Areas to monitor the enrollment of students who are in City of Angels Virtual Academy.

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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.