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    The District releases an updated version of MiSiS with software fixes and/or enhancements every Tuesday night. Browse the notes below to learn about all updates released since August 2014.

  • MiSiS Updates - November 2, 2017

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 11/2/2017

    MiSiS Announcements:

     

    Decommissioning MiSiS Explorer 

    MiSiS Explorer will be retired by the end of the 2017 calendar year (December 31st, 2017). MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting provides all capabilities available in MiSiS Explorer. Current users of MiSiS Explorer are encouraged to take the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting Basic Training Class, available for registration in the Learning Zone at http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11879.

    New CCS Elementary Report Card

    As elementary schools prepare to print the New CCS Report Cards, we want to ensure that you have the necessary resources to support your effort. Follow this job aid link to access the webpage:

    https://lausd.sharepoint.com/sites/itd_misis/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=%7B331EEAF5-27C1-481F-AB46-1D89563B5BF6%7D&file=How%20to%20Generate%20and%20Print%20the%20CCS%20Elementary

     %20Schools%20Report%20Card.docx&action=default. MiSiS Help Desk (213) 241-4200 Option 5.

    The following items have been updated/fixed in MiSiS: 

     

    Enrollment

    • The Library Success Card field on the Enrollment screen has been removed.  Schools do not need to enter this information. The Los Angeles Public Library will send library cards to all students.  Parents may opt out by not using the library card.
    • The Withdrawal Code L7 may only be entered for students in grades 9-12.

     

    Attendance

    • The Student Truancy Report, located under the Admin menu, is now available to view the past two school years.
    • The Truancy Letter 1 now displays the truancy dates accurately.
    • The Educator Absence Schedule, located under the Admin menu, has been updated.
    • The new sections, at continuations schools, now have display default minutes if the sections are in District approved periods.

     

    English Learner

    • The Spanish version of the Reclassification Letter will generate without reference to the LAT; and will display ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST information (when results become available) if the student is reclassified due to scores.
    • The EL Reclassification Label will include CELDT RETEST scores for reclassified students (when results become available).
    • The EL Progress Profile Report will include ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST scores for qualifying students (when results become available); and will generate successfully for selected teacher(s) and period(s).
    • The English Learner Rosters will display 2 additional columns for ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST scores (when results become available).
    • The LTEL Student Goal Sheet will display ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST scores (when results become available).
    • The Master Plan Roster will display CELDT RETEST scores (when results become available).
    • The EL Monitoring and Reclassification Processes have been updated to include the ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST scores (when results become available).

     Groups

    • When creating or editing a Dynamic group, new criteria has been added for “Days Absent Excused” and “Days Absent Unexcused”.

     Health

    • Users must now enter a CHDP date when entering a CHDP result on the Health Screening screen.

     Student Support

    • The SSPT Follow-up Meeting Report will now extract information from the Follow-up Meeting screen.
    • The Social Adjustment Report now displays all student referrals.

     

    Transcripts

    • Courses taken at Adult Schools during the Summer are now correctly displaying on the students’ Transcripts Detail Screen.
    • The HS Transcript Report has been fixed such that when a Group is selected an error is no longer returned.

     

    MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards

    • Coming Soon: MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards will transition to Focus - Focus is a new LAUSD integrated ad hoc reporting and dashboards application that will be available soon to current MiSiS Ad Hoc reporting and Dashboards users. Check the application website, http://achieve.lausd.net/focus for updated information.
    • New Subject Area: IT Assets Subject Area - This subject area is now available, providing a weekly snapshot of data for all LAUSD IT assets tracked by the IT Asset Management (ITAM) team. This data can be used to create reports about the physical location and usage information of all IT assets. A subject area guide has been created and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • Mail Merge Reporting Module Now Available - The Mail Merge Reporting Module is now available. It can be used to create mail merge-ready report extracts that can be used in the Microsoft Word mail merge process. To access the reporting module, go to Dashboards in the navigational menu > Example Reports > Mail Merge Reporting Module. A job on how to use the reporting module to create mailing labels is available on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Local District Report: Secondary Spring Rollover - The Spring Master Schedule Rollover Report for Secondary Schools is now available, providing information on which schools have started rollover and/or are committed. To access the report, go to Dashboards in the navigational menu > Local District Reports > Local District Reports > Secondary Spring Rollover tab.
    • New Job Aid: Subject Area Summary Guide - This job aid is now available to provide guidance on selecting the most appropriate subject area for a new ad hoc report. It can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Job Aid: Use Report Templates - This job aid is now available to provide instructions on using the report templates, such as Daily Attendance and Secondary Marks. These can be accessed in the Catalog > Shared Folders > Library > Report Templates. The job aid is available on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Job Aid: Create a Report Displaying GPA and Marks Data - This job aid is now available to provide instructions on how to analyze GPA and marks data together. The job aid is available on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • Hierarchy Columns Now Available - Hierarchy columns are now available in all subject areas to create reports displaying student counts with the ability to drill down from a Local District to a Campus or School. The most common hierarchy column is the Currently Enrolled School Hierarchy – Local District column in the Current Enrolled School folder in most subject areas. A new job aid, Use Hierarchy Columns, is now available to provide instructions on using the hierarchy columns, which are available in most subject areas. Also, all subject area guides have been updated to include the available hierarchy columns. The job aids and guides are available on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Student Email Address Column - The Student Email Address column is now available in all subject areas. To navigate to it in the Columns pane, go to Student > Additional Information > Student Email Address. All subject area guides have been updated and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Campus Cost Center Code Column - The Campus Cost Center Code column is now available in all subject areas. To navigate to it in the Columns pane, go to Enrollment > Current Enrolled School > Campus Cost Center Code. All subject area guides have been updated and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • LTEL Classification Code Replacing LTEL Flag - The LTEL Flag has been replaced with the LTEL Classification Code. This can be found in the Student Detail Subject Area by navigating to Programs > English Learner > LTEL Classification Code. Users who created their own reports using the LTEL Flag column should update their criteria and use the LTEL Classification Code column for the reports to continue to work. The Student Detail Subject Area Guide has been updated and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New School Cost Center Code Column in Student Testing Subject Area - The School Cost Center Code column is now available in the Student Testing Subject Area. To navigate to it in the Columns pane, go to Enrollment > Current Enrolled School > School Cost Center Code. The Student Testing Subject Area Guide has been updated and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
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  • MiSiS Updates - October 11, 2017

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 10/11/2017

    MiSiS Announcements:

     

    New District ID Format

    Beginning 10/16/2017, users will notice that new students to the district will be assigned a district ID with a new format which does not contain the student’s birthdate or gender. The new district ID will continue to be ten (10) characters, but will have an X where the M or F used to be. Example: 200000X001. Only new students will be assigned IDs with the new format; students with the previous format will not change.

     

    MiSiS User Access 

    In preparation for the school opening, the MiSiS team granted temporary Teacher access to staff members who had sections assigned to them but had not applied for MiSiS access. This was done to ensure that teachers could submit attendance on the first day of school. Users with “School Based” access who are receiving this email have still not applied for access using the EZ Access application (http://ezaccess.lausd.net).  Users receiving this email are strongly encouraged to do so. Your temporary access is set to expire on October 12, 2017.  Access will not be restored until the application has been submitted and approved in EZ Access.  By applying before October 12, 2017, you will not lose access to MiSiS. 

     

    Elementary and Secondary MiSiS Gradebook

    The MiSiS Elementary and Secondary gradebook publish feature is now disabled.  

    Schoology

    • Gradebook Print - The Gradebook Print report has been deployed in Schoology.  Users with School Support or Teacher role will now be able to generate a pdf report at the section or student level.  For more information, click here
    • New Assessments in Schoology - Fifteen new and enhanced Schoology assessments have been released.  They include Fill in the Blank, Dropdown, Drag and Drop, Label Image, Highlight Hotspot, Highlight Image and more.  Click on the following link to review: Assessment Question Types
    • LAUSD Kiosk App for Schoology - Chromebook users are now able to launch the LAUSD Kiosk App for Schoology from any District provisioned Chromebook.  This app will give students a “Locked Down” version of Schoology’s web interface.  For more information, click here

     

    The following items have been fixed or updated in MiSiS:

    Scheduling

    • When creating or editing a Dynamic group, the criteria for “Periods Absent” and “Tardies Today” have been removed from the drop-down.

     Attendance

    • The Truancy Screen has a multi-select parameter. Please select less than 250 students to avoid a time-out error.
    • Attendance Referral - Continuation: When downloading into a PDF format, the alignment fits into a single page.

     English Learner

    • The EL Progress Profile Report will generate successfully for the selected teacher(s) when selecting to run the report “By Teacher and Period” option.
    • The English Learner Rosters will successfully run for all selected grade levels; when running the EL and LTEL Monitoring rosters for previous school years, only the report option of “By Student” will be available; CAHSEE test information will no longer display for students if no data is available. 

     Grades

    • The Honor Roll Report Card now defaults to the current school year when selecting the School Year parameter.
    • Elementary Schools will no longer be able to enter or generate the non-CA Content Standards grade types for School Year 2017 -2018 or generate the Teacher Verification Report for School year 2017-2018 and thereafter.  Office staff and Administrators, with roles that have grades edit permissions, can still edit prior school year grades. The new CA Content Standards versions must be used.

     Student Testing

    • The SBA Label may no longer be run by teachers.

     Census

    • Users will need to enter an “involved person” when entering a Restraining Order on the Court Order screen.

     

    MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards

    • New WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Subject Area - This subject area is now available, providing data regarding schools with WASC accreditation. It includes school, campus, local district, and board district attributes, as well as Staff Information, Geo Location Data, and WASC Information, such as the Category and Visit information. A subject area guide has been created, and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Student Homeless Information Subject Area - This subject area is now available, providing data regarding students who are recorded as homeless in MiSiS. It includes student demographics, enrollment, attendance, programs, GPA, test scores, graduation, and marks data, as well as data regarding homeless attributes. A subject area guide has been created, and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • Updates to Class Size Local District Report - Three new columns have been added to the Class Size Local District Report: Norm Category, Instructional Director Name, and Course Grade Span. To access the report, go to Dashboards in the navigational menu > Local District Reports > Local District Reports > Class Size tab.
    • New Local District Report: Secondary Grade Submissions - This report is now available, displaying the count of teachers who have submitted grades for schools and districts. It can be accessed by clicking Dashboards in the navigational menu > Local District Reports > Local District Reports > Secondary Grade Submissions.
    • New LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) Code Subfolder Added to Student Detail Subject Area - The LCFF Code subfolder has been added to the Student Detail Subject Area to create reports using the LCFF Code, LCFF Description, LCFF Start Date, and LCFF Source. The Student Detail Subject Area Guide has been updated, and can be access on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833). 
    • Updates to Age Column - The age column in the Birth subfolder has been updated to not round up. The Birth subfolder can be accessed in the Student folder in all Subject Areas.
    • Updates to GPA, Attendance Band, and Other Rounding Columns - Some columns, such as GPA and Attendance Rate, have been updated to automatically include the standard number of decimal places.
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