• 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

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

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.

  • 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.

  • Newsletter Vol. 2, Issue 1

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 8/14/2018
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  • August 10, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 8/13/2018

    Dashboard Updates

    Norm Enrollment and Staffing Dashboards Updates – The Preliminary Norm Enrollment and Staffing Dashboards have received a few updates for the 2018-19 school year:

    • The dashboard toolbar includes a direct link to MiSiS. Click the “M” icon to go directly to the MiSiS Reports Menu so that users can retrieve the classification report more readily. To access the Classification Report in MiSiS, select parameters and run the report according to MiSiS’ instructions.

    More than a Meal (MTAM) Dashboard Updates – The More Than a Meal Campus View and District View Dashboards have received a few updates to support the campaign during the 2018-19 school year:

    • Tracking weekly progress will begin on Friday of the first full week of the 2018-19 school year (8/24/18).
    • Campus View: The performance tile labeled # of Students Missing Meal Applications/Household Income Forms now includes both missing and incomplete applications.
    • Campus View: To request new Household Income Forms, click the link at the top of the page labeled “Click here to request Household Income Forms.”
    • District View: To view the name, phone number, and email address of the school point of contact for a specific student, click any of the performance tiles across the middle of the dashboard, then click Campus Detail Report. On the Campus Detail report, view the three columns in the report: Contact Name, Title, and Email.

    Profile Summary Criteria Now Available on the MMED Dashboards – All MMED Dashboards (English Learner, EL Elementary, and EL Secondary) now provide the criteria, or legend, for EL Profiles A-H. Users no longer must refer to the user manual for this information. To see the Profile Summary Criteria on any MMED Dashboard, use the drop-down menu in the Profile Summary component (bottom left of the dashboard) and select Profile Summary Criteria. (To access the MMED Dashboards from the Welcome Page, click Instruction and then click MMED. On the Subject Page, click the dashboard name you wish to navigate to).

    Report Updates

    Student Search Now Available – A Student Search report is now available for users to generate reports regarding individual students. Reports include Daily Attendance, Academic Records, Secondary Marks, and Contact Information (Parent/Guardian and Additional Contacts). To access Student Search from the Welcome Page, click Summary and then Demographics. On the Demographics Subject Page, click Student Search. By default, a student list will appear. Narrow the student list by applying filters such as Grade Level, GPA, Special Education, etc. To see a report for a student, click the District ID associated with the student, and then click the name of the report you wish to view.

    SSPT Referral Counts by School Monitoring Report Now Available – This report is now available to track the count of referrals at each school for each month, as well as the total count for the previous 12 months. To access the report from the Welcome Page, click Summary and then Monitoring Reports. On the Subject Page, click SSPT Referral Counts by School.

    Subject Area Updates

    Highly Gifted and Highly Gifted Applicable added to Student Detail Subject Area – These two columns have been added to the Student Detail Subject Area to identify students who are Highly Gifted or Highly Gifted Applicable. To find the columns in the subject area, drill from Student > Programs > GATE > Highly Gifted Flag/Highly Gifted Applicable Flag. Note: The Data Dictionary will be updated soon with this information. 

    Job Aids and Videos

    IEP Timelines & Service Delivery Video Series Now Available – A video series on the IEP Timelines & Service Delivery Dashboard for Campus Users is now available to view in the application. The five-chapter video series provides information about how to use the dashboard and the available data on the Campus View:

    • Chapter 1: Introduction and Dashboard Overview
    • Chapter 2: Access the Dashboard
    • Chapter 3: Tools and Icons
    • Chapter 4: IEP Timelines
    • Chapter 5: Service Delivery

    The videos can be found in the Job Aids & Videos section on the Welcome Page or the IEP Timelines & Service Delivery Subject Page. On the Welcome Page, click See All and scroll down to IEP Timelines & Service Delivery. On the Subject Page, scroll through the available content in the Job Aids & Videos section to find the videos.

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