• 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

    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.

  • July 13, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 7/16/2018

    Report Updates

    Summer School Enrollment Report Now Includes Student Addresses – The Summer Term Enrollment Report now includes Student Addresses. To access the report from the Welcome Page, click Summary and then Summer School. On the Subject Page, click Enrollment Summary. On the report page, scroll down past the school summary to see the student list with addresses. To use the report in mail merge, click Export in the component toolbar and download the CSV file.

    Missing TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccine) Local District Monitoring Report Updated with 2018-19 Data – The Missing TDAP report has been updated to include 2018-19 student data. This report provides a list of 7th grade students who have not provided proof of receiving the TDAP vaccine. To access the report from the Welcome Page, click Summary and then Monitoring Reports. On the Subject Page, click Missing TDAP.

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  • June 29, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 7/2/2018

    The Classic View Icon Has Been Removed from All Pages in Focus Reporting & Dashboards –If you’ve been using the Classic View dashboards and reports, click here to download (http://bit.ly/2IV3rYd) the Quick Start Guide to Focus. If you have any questions about how to find specific information, please email Focus@LAUSD.net.

    Dashboard Updates

    Principal Access to IEP Timelines & Service Delivery – Principals have been granted access to the IEP Timelines & Service Delivery Dashboard. This dashboard provides data from Welligent to identify and monitor students with upcoming IEPs, overdue IEPs, and actions required, in addition to data to help monitor services provided. The dashboard provides data regarding all students enrolled at the user’s school in the current school year and monitored in Welligent. When users log into the dashboard, they only see data that is relevant to their students. To access the dashboard from the Welcome Page, click Special Education and then click IEP Timelines & Service Delivery. On the Subject Page, download the user manual in the Job Aids & Videos section or click the Campus View to access the dashboard.

    New Period Filter and Grade Level Column on Parent Portal Dashboard – The Parent Portal Dashboard now provides users the ability to filter for a specific period or set of periods. In addition, the Parent Portal Registrations by Student report on the Campus View Dashboard now includes the student’s grade level. To access the dashboard from the Welcome Page, click Operations and then Parent Portal. On the Subject Page, click the Parent Portal Campus View to open.

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  • June 19, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 6/20/2018

    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.

    Dashboard Updates

    Simulator Added to K-3 Class Size Average and Enrollment Dashboard –A new Simulator is now available in addition to the K-3 Class Size Average and Enrollment Dashboard. To access from the Welcome Page, click Operations and then Norm Enrollment & Staffing. On the Subject Page, click the K-3 Class Size tab, and then click the Simulator to open it. The simulator provides the class size average for each month in the current school year-to-date. Months in progress are highlighted in white until the end of the month. Months in gray were below the limit, and months in red were above the limit. To simulate future months, click Export in the component toolbar and download as an Excel spreadsheet.

    Report Updates

    New Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT) Local District Monitoring Reports –The following SSPT Monitoring Reports are now available:

    • Reasons for Referral– For each student referral, view the number of reasons for that student’s referral, including their enrolled school and Current Language Classification.
    • Referral Counts by Local District– In table and line chart format, view the count of referrals by Local District for each month in the current school year to date
    • Referrals by Ethnicities– View the count of referrals by Ethnicity for each month in the current school year to date, as well as a count of referrals by Reason Type and Ethnicity
    • Referrals by Local District– View a list of all student referrals, the referral ID, Date, position of the person requesting the referral, and the Reason Type.

    To access Monitoring Reports from the Welcome Page, click Summary > Monitoring Reports. On the Subject Page, click the name of a report to open.

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