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

     

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  • About the New Dashboards 

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

    MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards (introduced in the 2016-2017 school year) has been transitioned to a new look and feel with a new name: Focus Reporting & Dashboards. As LAUSD finishes up the transition, all dashboards released in MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards will be available in both the Classic View and New View for approximately one month. Users can take this time to get familiar with the new look and feel, and to explore all the new ways data is displayed. See the images below to compare the Classic and New Views.

     

     Classic Versus New Focus Reporting & Dashboards

     

    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 also provides 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

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. 

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.

  • June 8, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 6/11/2018

    Classic View button to be decommissioned soon! – The Classic View icon on the Welcome Page, Subject Pages, and dashboards will be removed before the start of the 2018-19 school year. This is the time to STOP going to the Classic View, and start using the dashboards in the new look and feel. These dashboards include all of the functionality in the Classic View dashboards. Click here to download the Quick Start Guide to Focus.

    Subject Area Updates

    SSPT Interventions and Meetings –The Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT) Interventions and Meetings Subject Area is now available and includes data to track student interventions and scheduled meetings, as well as data regarding the student's status at the time. In addition to interventions, details include response and progress, follow-up proposals, tier recommendations, and meeting participant information. To create a report using this data, click Create Report on the Welcome Page and then select SSPT Interventions and Meetings.

    Job Aids and Videos

    Expanded Job Aids & Videos Section –The Job Aids & Videos section on the Welcome Page, Subject Page, and all dashboards can now be expanded to view all job aids and videos in the application. Click the See All icon in the top right corner of the Job Aids & Videos section on the Welcome or Subject Pages, or on a dashboard, click More Options in the navigational bar and then click Job Aids & Videos.

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  • May 22, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 5/23/2018

    MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards is Now Focus Reporting & Dashboards (Focus) – 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

    New K-3 Class Size Average and Enrollment Dashboard – This dashboard is now available to monitor class size and enrollment for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Users only have access to data for their assigned school(s). To access the dashboard from the Welcome Page, click Operations > Norm Enrollment and Staffing. On the Subject Page, click the K-3 Class Size Average tab near the middle of the screen, and then click the dashboard image to open it. The user manual is available on the Norm Enrollment and Staffing Subject and in the Info button on the dashboard toolbar.

    Report Updates

    New Incoming Students Template in Mail Merge Reporting Module – A new template is available in the Mail Merge Reporting Module that allows the user to create mailing labels and other mail merge documents for future enrolled students at their school. To access the template from the Welcome Page, click Summary > Mail Merge. On the Subject Page, click Incoming Students.

    Instructional Director Filter Added to All Local District Monitoring Reports – All Monitoring Reports now include the option to filter for schools assigned to an Instructional Director/s. To access Monitoring Reports from the Welcome Page, click Summary > Monitoring Reports. On the Subject Page, click the name of a report to open. Examples of available Monitoring Reports include but are not limited to: Unfilled Teacher Sections, Master Scheduling, Incoming Students, NYE Students, and NYE Exceptions. 

    Job Aids and Videos

    Updated Focus Data Dictionary – The Data Dictionary has been refreshed to include the most recent data additions. To access the Data Dictionary from the Welcome Page, click the Create Report button and then click Focus Data Dictionary in the Job Aids & Videos section.

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  • May 5, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 5/7/2018

    Dashboard Updates

    Updates to Attendance Submittal Dashboard – The Attendance Submittal Dashboard now includes a Daily Attendance Submittal Rate performance tile, a bar chart showing the daily count of teachers with Attendance Not Submitted by Local District, and a new drill-down report for the Revenue Lost YTD performance tile. In addition, all performance tiles now display date ranges. To access the dashboard from the Welcome Page, click Operations and then Attendance. On the Attendance Subject Page, click Attendance Submittal.   

    Report Updates

    Summer School Reports Now Display 2017-18 School Year Data – All Summer School reports now display data for courses scheduled in the 2017-18 school year. To access these reports from the Welcome Page, click Summary and then Summer School Reports. These reports include a School Summary, Teacher and Course Summary, Enrollment Summary. In addition, data will be populated in Attendance Summary, Perfect Attendance, and Grades Summary once Summer School begins.

    Incoming Students Report – All School Users can now see their incoming students for the 2018-19 school year. This report can be used to view information about incoming elementary students, 6th/7th graders, and 9th graders, including demographics, grades, language classification, student addresses, test data, and programs. To access this report from the Welcome Page, click Summary and then Monitoring Reports. On the Subject Page, click Incoming Students. Remember to click the Elementary button to see incoming Elementary/Middle School Students, and click the Secondary button to see incoming High School Students.     

    Subject Area Updates

    New Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT) Requests and Referrals Subject Area – This subject area is now available, including data regarding Student Requests and Referrals made to SSPT, the source of the Referral, Referral Type, Reasons, and related Referral/Request Staff. (An updated Data Dictionary will be available soon.)

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