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

  • May 6, 2022

    Posted by Focus Reporting and Dashboards on 5/6/2022

    Release Notes

    Dashboard Updates

    Community of Schools Summer Program – Potential Students dashboard and reports have been renamed “Summer School, TK-8, Program”.  The Homeless and Foster prompt filters have been removed from the global filters; they have been incorporated in the reports as columns.

    The reports have been enhanced with ELPAC columns; the Middle School report’s Bilingual/ELD column has been renamed “ELD”.   Access  the dashboard and reports by clicking on Summary > Summer School Reports > Summer School, TK-8, Program.

    Summary Analytic Area - The Migrant Program filter has been added to all the dashboards.  To access the dashboards, click on Summary > Select any dashboard.

    IT Assets Dashboard - The dashboard has been enhanced with a “Checkout Reason” prompt filter and the reports with the addition of a “Checkout Reason” column.  Access the dashboard and reports by clicking on Operations > IT Assets > IT Assets Dashboard.

    Subject Areas 

     IT Assets and IT Assets Historical Subject Areas -The IT Assets Inventory Activity folder has been enhanced with a “Checkout Reason” attribute.

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  • April 22, 2022

    Posted by Focus Reporting and Dashboards on 4/22/2022

    Release Notes

    Report Updates

    Seal of Biliteracy - The student detail report has been reconfigured with the addition of a Student ID filter and the removal of the dashboard prompts.  To access the report, click on Instruction > MMED > Seal of Biliteracy. 

    Enrollment & Withdrawals - The school and student detail reports have been enhanced with the addition of the Community of Schools (CoS) and the Community of Schools Administrator (CoSA) columns.  Access the reports by clicking on Operations > Attendance > Enrollment & Withdrawals.

    Student Testing -  The Community of Schools (CoS) and the Community of Schools Administrator (CoSA) columns have been added to the following reports: CAASPP Eligibility and Completion Status, Initial ELPAC Eligibility and Completion Status, and Summative/Alternate ELPAC Eligibility And Completion Status.   To access the reports, click on Instruction > Student Testing > Select any of the previously mentioned reports. 

    Dashboard Updates

    Operations Analytic Area The following dashboards have been enhanced with the Migrant Program prompt filter:  Attendance, Foster Care, More Than a Meal, Parent Portal, Students Experiencing Homelessness, and Connectivity Monitoring.  Access the dashboards by clicking on Operations > Select any of the aforementioned dashboards.

    Seal of Biliteracy Dashboard – The CDE and LAUSD Band Level 1 chart has been enhanced to distinctly show the criteria results under each column.  Access the dashboard by clicking on Instruction > MMED > Seal of Biliteracy. 

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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.