• Starting December 4, 2017, MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards will be replaced with the new look and feel, now called Focus. To access either application, please click log in below. 

     

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  • About the Transition Focus

    In support of LAUSD’s Strategic Plan, the Information Technology Division is committed to providing a quicker and easier way to access student, school, and district data, maximizing the District’s ability to reach our objectives and achieve success.

    In the 2016-2017 school year, we introduced MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards, a web-based reporting application that provides school-site, local district, and central office administrators with subject-specific dashboards, canned reports, and an ad hoc reporting capability using student and school data from MiSiS only.

    Available now, Focus Reporting & Dashboards (Focus) is a new web-based reporting application that strengthens LAUSD’s reporting capability by integrating major systems used in the District. In addition to MiSiS, Focus will consist of data from other systems used by LAUSD employees, like Welligent, Cafeteria Management System (CMS), and Adult Ed. During the 2017-2018 school year, new data and dashboards will be released periodically. 

    Like MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards, Focus consists of subject-specific dashboards, canned reports, and an ad hoc reporting capability. However, Focus will also provide a new user experience, with an updated look and feel, as well as improved dashboard and report functionality. 

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

 

While both Focus and MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards are reporting applications, the data included in each application is different. MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards provides student data from MiSiS, whereas Focus will provide data from MiSiS as well as other applications used in LAUSD, like Welligent, Cafeteria Fiscal Management, etc.

In addition, Focus consists of an updated look and feel, meaning all existing dashboards in MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards will be organized differently to improve the user experience. It also consists of new functionality in the available dashboards and reports; for example, being able to maximize a graph to full screen. 

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

During the transition, users who have logged into MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards can access the application by clicking Focus in the dashboard menu.

Go to Focus

In Focus, to navigate back to MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards, click the Classic View button on the Welcome Page or in the navigational menu on a Subject Page or dashboard.

Go to Classic View  

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 the Learning Zone. This class provides instruction on how to create and manage reports using Focus or MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards, including how to perform basic calculations and create a basic pivot table.

 

In the future, the Advanced Ad Hoc Reporting Class will be available to provide instruction on more advanced reporting techniques. Check back later for more information.

 

  • What's New

    Focus Reporting & Dashboards and MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards are updated with software fixes and/or enhancements every third Tuesday night. Browse the notes below to learn about all updates released since November 2016.

  • December 20, 2017

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 12/20/2017

    MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards is Now Focus Reporting & Dashboards – MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards has transitioned to Focus Reporting & Dashboards. Visit the Focus website at https://achieve.lausd.net/focus for information about the transition and the difference between the two applications. 

    Dashboard Updates

    Attendance Bands Dashboard Drill Reports Updated – On the Attendance Bands Dashboard, all student-level drill reports now include three new columns displaying the number of Total Full Day Absence, Partial Days Absent, and Full Days Absent. To access the reports, click the Operations Analytic Area on the Welcome Page > Attendance Subject Page > Attendance Bands Dashboard > any tile, chart element, or table cell > “… by Student.”

    Report Updates

    Mail Merge Reporting Module Updated – All templates on the Mail Merge Reporting Module now include the Student ID prompt, which can be used to search for a specific list of students. In addition, the Secondary Marks template, now includes the Grading Period prompt.

    New Mail Merge Reporting Module Templates – Two new templates are now available in the Mail Merge Reporting Module: Students with Ds and Fs and Students GPA. Students with Ds and Fs provides the total number of Ds and Fs for each student, as well as a concatenated list of all classes in which the student has Ds and Fs. Students GPA provides a concatenated list of all courses and grades as well as one of four GPAs (Weighted, Middle School, Official, and Athletic Eligibility). The related job aid, Use the Mail Merge Reporting Module, has been updated and is available on the Focus ad hoc reporting job aids website https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833.

    New Testing Coordinator Local District Report – A new report is available for Testing Coordinators to access student testing information, including student names and identifying information, Special Education details (if applicable), Testing Accommodations, Counselor, students’ class schedules and more. To access the report, click the Classic View icon on the Welcome Page > Dashboards in the navigational menu > Local District Reports > Testing Coordinator tab.

    Subject Area Updates

    New Subject Area: Marks – Elementary CCS (California Content Standards) Now Available – This subject area is now available to provide data from the new CCS report card. It can be accessed by clicking the Classic View icon on the Welcome Page > New in the navigational menu > Analysis > Marks – Elementary CCS. A subject area guide is available on the Focus ad hoc reporting job aids website https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833 

    New Attribute: Number of Ds and Fs Column in Student Detail Subject Area – A new column is available in the Student Detail Subject Area to display the total number of Ds and Fs for a student in the current Grading Period and Term. To access the column, click the Classic View icon on the Welcome Page > New in the navigational menu > Analysis > Student Detail Subject Area > Marks folder > Secondary Grading Period Marks subfolder > Number of Ds and Fs. The Student Detail Subject Area Guide has been updated and is available on the Focus ad hoc reporting job aids website https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833.

    Attendance Data Added to Course Enrollment Subject Area – The Attendance folder is now available in the Course Enrollment Subject Area to provide data regarding each course/section in which a student is enrolled including information such as the number of Periods Present/Tardy, Excused/Unexcused, Attendance Not Submitted (ANS), and the student’s Period Attendance Rate. The Course Enrollment Subject Area Guide has been updated and is available on the Focus ad hoc reporting job aids website https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833.

    Job Aids

    New Job Aid: Create Letters Using an Extract from the Mail Merge Reporting Module – This job aid is now available to provide instruction on how to create letters in Microsoft Word using an extract that was previously produced in the Mail Merge Reporting Module. The job aid is available on the Focus ad hoc reporting job aids website https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833.

    Updated Job Aid: Create Mailing Labels Using an Extract from the Mail Merge Reporting Module – This job aid has been updated with new notes to provide more help in creating mailing labels. The job aid is available on the Focus ad hoc reporting job aids website https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833.

     

     

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  • December 6, 2017

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 12/6/2017

    Attendance Submittal Dashboard Now Available – The Attendance Submittal Dashboard is now available, providing data regarding teachers who have not submitted attendance and students who are missing attendance records. This dashboard is available in addition to the Enrollment & Withdrawals Dashboard and the Attendance Bands Dashboard. To access these dashboards on the Welcome Page in Focus, click the Operations Analytic Area, and then click the Attendance Subject Page. On the Subject Page, click one of the dashboard icons at the bottom of the screen to open a dashboard. See the Quick Start Guide to Attendance in the Job Aids & Videos section on the Attendance Subject Page for information about the dashboards, including metric business rules and report descriptions. 

    Board District Filter Added to All Dashboards (Except More Than a Meal) – Users can now filter for a Board District on all dashboards in Focus. In the old look and feel, the filters are displayed at the top of the dashboard. In the new look and feel, click the filters icon in the dashboard toolbar to see all filters.

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  • December 4, 2017

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 12/4/2017

    Focus Reporting & Dashboards (Focus) is now available – MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards is transitioning to Focus Reporting & Dashboards, available now. Visit the Focus website at https://achieve.lausd.net/focus for information about the transition and the difference between the two applications. During the transition period, some dashboards will still be available in the classic view in MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards until they are integrated into the new look and feel in Focus. Also during the transition, users can click the Classic View button classic view   on the Welcome Page or navigational bar throughout Focus to go back to the classic look and feel of MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards.

    New Application URL – To access either Focus or MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards, users must now enter this URL into their browser: https://focus.lausd.net. Users who enter https://misisadhoc.lausd.net into their browser will be redirected to the Focus website, which contains a link to log into the application.

    Link to Focus on Classic View Dashboard Menu – On the dashboard menu in MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards, a new link Focus link  has been added to navigate to the Focus Welcome Page.

    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 Basic Ad Hoc Reporting Training Class, available for registration in the Learning Zone at http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11879.

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