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

  • April 9, 2021

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 4/9/2021

    Release Notes

    Report Updates

    Marks – Secondary Subject Area.  The Athletic Eligibility GPA has been modified and it is correctly displaying the latest GPA values.

    Bug Fixes

    Instructional Program Report - the “Edit” pencil is now available as part of the action icons.

    The Print icon in More tools, located below the global dashboard filters, is working as expected across all dashboard pages; the print function is no longer displaying the progress bars. 

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  • March 29, 2021

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 3/29/2021

    Release Notes

    New Report

    Instructional Program Report is a new report that houses student instructional programs information.  The analysis version of the report has the instructional data available in all Subject Areas that have the Programs folder, including the Student Details Subject Area.   The information is found in the subfolder labeled “Latest Instructional Program”.  There is also a new Instructional Program Subject Area that contains all data for instruction programs including historic data.   A "Current Flag" attribute is included which allows the comparison between current date with latest program end date.   Access the report by clicking on Summary > Monitoring Reports > Instructional Program.

    Report Updates

    Student Email Roster Report has a new tab labeled SPED Early Ed Students that displays information of students at Special Education Early Education Centers.  Access the report by clicking on Summary > Monitoring Reports > Student Email Roster. 

    Seal of Biliteracy Report has been enhanced with two additional columns: Student Email Address and Counselor Full Name (LNF).  To access the report, click on Instruction > MMED > Seal of Biliteracy.

    Adjusted Attendance Summary Report has four additional fields available to filter the report by Specialized Populations (English Learners, Special Education, Homeless, and Foster).  Access the report by clicking on Instruction > Monitoring Reports > Adjusted Attendance Summary Report.

    Student Grades Report has been enhanced with additional filters that allow the report to be run by School Year, Campus, Student subgroups (Ethnicity, English Learner, Special Education, Homeless and Foster Court Case);  the Student District ID is no longer a required field to generate it.  The report now defaults to two campuses at a time.  Access the report by clicking on Summary > Monitoring Reports > Student Grades.

    Bug Fixes                   

    Mail Merge pencil icon is working properly; each report (Mail Merge Schedule and Mail Merge Secondary Marks report) opens as an analysis in a separate tab.  Access the reports by clicking on Summary > Mail Merge > MM Schedule Report or MM Secondary Marks Report. 

    Seal of Biliteracy Report - the drillabe issue with the Potential Candidates link has been corrected, it is now generating results.  Access the report by clicking on Instruction > MMED > Seal of Biliteracy.

    Attendance Submittal Report - the Community of Schools (CoS) prompt displays the correct values when an individual Local District is selected.  To access the report, click on Operations > Attendance > Attendance Submittal Report.

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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.