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

     

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  • About the Transition Focus

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

    In the 2016-2017 school year, we introduced MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards, a web-based reporting application that provides school-site, local district, and central office administrators with subject-specific dashboards, canned reports, and an ad hoc reporting capability using student and school data from MiSiS only.

    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 will also provide 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

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.

  • December 6, 2017

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 12/6/2017

    Attendance Submittal Dashboard Now Available – The Attendance Submittal Dashboard is now available, providing data regarding teachers who have not submitted attendance and students who are missing attendance records. This dashboard is available in addition to the Enrollment & Withdrawals Dashboard and the Attendance Bands Dashboard. To access these dashboards on the Welcome Page in Focus, click the Operations Analytic Area, and then click the Attendance Subject Page. On the Subject Page, click one of the dashboard icons at the bottom of the screen to open a dashboard. See the Quick Start Guide to Attendance in the Job Aids & Videos section on the Attendance Subject Page for information about the dashboards, including metric business rules and report descriptions. 

    Board District Filter Added to All Dashboards (Except More Than a Meal) – Users can now filter for a Board District on all dashboards in Focus. In the old look and feel, the filters are displayed at the top of the dashboard. In the new look and feel, click the filters icon in the dashboard toolbar to see all filters.

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  • December 4, 2017

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 12/4/2017

    Focus Reporting & Dashboards (Focus) is now available – MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards is transitioning to Focus Reporting & Dashboards, available now. Visit the Focus website at https://achieve.lausd.net/focus for information about the transition and the difference between the two applications. During the transition period, some dashboards will still be available in the classic view in MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards until they are integrated into the new look and feel in Focus. Also during the transition, users can click the Classic View button classic view   on the Welcome Page or navigational bar throughout Focus to go back to the classic look and feel of MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards.

    New Application URL – To access either Focus or MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards, users must now enter this URL into their browser: https://focus.lausd.net. Users who enter https://misisadhoc.lausd.net into their browser will be redirected to the Focus website, which contains a link to log into the application.

    Link to Focus on Classic View Dashboard Menu – On the dashboard menu in MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards, a new link Focus link  has been added to navigate to the Focus Welcome Page.

    Decommissioning MiSiS Explorer – MiSiS Explorer will be retired by the end of the 2017 calendar year (December 31st, 2017). MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting provides all capabilities available in MiSiS Explorer. Current users of MiSiS Explorer are encouraged to take the Basic Ad Hoc Reporting Training Class, available for registration in the Learning Zone at http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11879.

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  • November 28, 2017

    Posted by MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards on 11/28/2017

     

    Decommissioning MiSiS Explorer – MiSiS Explorer will be retired by the end of the 2017 calendar year (December 31st, 2017). MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting provides all capabilities available in MiSiS Explorer. Current users of MiSiS Explorer are encouraged to take the Basic Ad Hoc Reporting Training Class, available for registration in the Learning Zone at http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11879.

     

    Coming Soon: MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards will transition to Focus Reporting & Dashboards – Focus is a new LAUSD integrated ad hoc reporting and dashboards application that will be available soon to current MiSiS Ad Hoc reporting and Dashboards users. Users will receive an email notification when it is available. Check the application website, http://achieve.lausd.net/focus for updated information.

     

    New Section Type Short Name Column in Relevant Subject Areas – The Section Type Short Name column is now available in the Section Details folder in all relevant subject areas: Academic Records, Course Enrollment, Marks – Elementary Academic Subjects, Marks – Secondary, Schoology – Assignments. All subject area guides have been updated and are available on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833.  

     

    Update the EL Elementary Detail Report – The drill to detail report on the EL Elementary Profiles on the MMED Dashboard has been updated. The Basic Skills section has been updated to include SBAC in addition to DIBELs. The report also now displays the California Content Standards (CCS) Marks in the Marks section.

     

    Update to the EL Secondary Detail Report – The drill to detail report on the EL Secondary Profiles on the MMED Dashboard has been updated. The Basic Skills section has been updated to include SRI in addition to SBAC.

     

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