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 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.

  • What's New

    Beginning 6/29/18, 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.

  • September 14, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 9/14/2018

    New Log-In Process – To log in to Focus Reporting & Dashboards, users must now enter their complete SSO email address, including @lausd.net. If you encounter an error upon log-in, follow the directions in this job aid

    Dashboard Updates

    Graduation Progress Dashboard: New Counselor Filter – Users may now filter the Graduation Progress Dashboard by Counselor Name.

    Graduation Progress

    Report Updates

    Monitoring Reports: Student Email Roster and Updates for 2018-19 – A new monitoring report, Student Email Roster, is now available to provide a student roster including student email addresses. To access the report from the Welcome Page, click Summary and then Monitoring Reports. On the Subject Page, scroll down and click Student Email Roster to open it. In addition, these monitoring reports have been updated to display data for the current school year: Secondary Grade Submission and Testing Coordinator. 

    Student Search Now Includes Student Email Addresses – The student summary list on the Student Search report now includes a column for Student Email Addresses. Student Search can be used to generate reports regarding individual students. Reports include Daily Attendance, Academic Records, Secondary Marks, and Parent Contact Information.  

    Ad Hoc Reporting Subject Area Updates

    Course Enrollment: Meal Code Data Now Available – A group of new columns has been added to the Course Enrollment Subject Area which enable users to create class rosters including meal codes. The available columns identify the current and prior meal codes of students, the meal code start date, whether a letter was sent to parents, and the CMS PIN.  

    Student Detail: English Learner (EL) Status as of Date of Reclassification Now Available – A new column, Prior LTEL Indicator, is available in the Student Detail Subject Area to identify whether an RFEP student was an LTEL or PLTEL at the time of reclassification (i.e., RFEP).

    Student Detail: College Course Completion and In-Progress Status Now Available – A group of new columns has been added to the Student Detail Subject Area to provide the number of college courses completed and in progress by a student.  

    College Course Information

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  • Newsletter Vol. 2, Issue 1

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 8/14/2018
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  • 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.