• 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

    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.

  • May 5, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 5/7/2018

    Dashboard Updates

    Updates to Attendance Submittal Dashboard – The Attendance Submittal Dashboard now includes a Daily Attendance Submittal Rate performance tile, a bar chart showing the daily count of teachers with Attendance Not Submitted by Local District, and a new drill-down report for the Revenue Lost YTD performance tile. In addition, all performance tiles now display date ranges. To access the dashboard from the Welcome Page, click Operations and then Attendance. On the Attendance Subject Page, click Attendance Submittal.   

    Report Updates

    Summer School Reports Now Display 2017-18 School Year Data – All Summer School reports now display data for courses scheduled in the 2017-18 school year. To access these reports from the Welcome Page, click Summary and then Summer School Reports. These reports include a School Summary, Teacher and Course Summary, Enrollment Summary. In addition, data will be populated in Attendance Summary, Perfect Attendance, and Grades Summary once Summer School begins.

    Incoming Students Report – All School Users can now see their incoming students for the 2018-19 school year. This report can be used to view information about incoming elementary students, 6th/7th graders, and 9th graders, including demographics, grades, language classification, student addresses, test data, and programs. To access this report from the Welcome Page, click Summary and then Monitoring Reports. On the Subject Page, click Incoming Students. Remember to click the Elementary button to see incoming Elementary/Middle School Students, and click the Secondary button to see incoming High School Students.     

    Subject Area Updates

    New Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT) Requests and Referrals Subject Area – This subject area is now available, including data regarding Student Requests and Referrals made to SSPT, the source of the Referral, Referral Type, Reasons, and related Referral/Request Staff. (An updated Data Dictionary will be available soon.)

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  • April 24, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 4/25/2018

    Report Updates

    Master Scheduling Commit Status – The Master Scheduling Commit Status report has been prepared to display the master schedule for the 2018-19 school year. This report provides information on the commit status, number of terms committed, number of scenarios created, requests processed, etc. To access the report, click Summary on the Welcome Page, click Monitoring Reports, and then click Master Scheduling.  

    New Incoming Elementary Students Report – A new report is available in the Local District Monitoring Reports that displays elementary CCS Marks for incoming middle schoolers. This is now available in addition to the Incoming Students report that displays secondary academic marks for incoming high schoolers. To access either report, click Summary on the Welcome Page, click Monitoring Reports, and then click Incoming Students. Use the buttons under the component toolbar to view Incoming Elementary Students or Incoming Secondary Students.

    Next Year Enrollment (NYE) Data on Local District Monitoring Reports – Next Year Enrollment data is now available on the NYE Students and NYE Exceptions Local District Monitoring Reports. The NYE Students report displays matriculated or transferred students who did not have any exceptions for the current school year. The NYE Exceptions report displays matriculated or transferred students with errors, or exceptions, on their enrollment record in the current school year. To access the reports, click Summary on the Welcome Page, click Monitoring Reports, and then click NYE Students or NYE Exceptions.  

    Subject Area Updates

    Addresses are Now All Uppercase – All Student and Parent/Guardian Addresses in all subject areas are now displayed in all caps or uppercase letters. In addition, all templates in the Mail Merge Reporting Module now display addresses in all uppercase.

    New Columns in Student Testing Subject Area – The Student Testing Subject Area contains three new columns: Test School Number, Test School Cost Center, and Test School Type. To access the columns in the subject area, open the All Student Tests folder.

    New Retention Warnings Columns in Student Detail Subject Area – The Student Detail Subject Area now contains a folder of columns regarding Retention Warnings. In addition to a student’s Retention Warning Count, Retention Count, and Retention School Year, all details regarding a student’s Latest Warning and Latest Retention are also available. To access the columns in the Student Detail Subject Area, open the Retention Warnings folder at the bottom of the list.

    Note: The Data Dictionary will be updated in the next release to include the new data sets.

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  • April 6, 2018

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 4/6/2018

    MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards is Now Focus Reporting & Dashboards (Focus) – MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards has transitioned to Focus Reporting & Dashboards. Visit the Focus website at https://achieve.lausd.net/focus for information about the transition and the difference between the two applications. 

    New Navigation Path to Create a Report – To create a report, users can now click Create Report on the Welcome Page, Subject Page, or any dashboard (see images below). 

    Welcome Page Create Report

    Welcome Page

    Subject Page  

    Subject Page

    More Options

    Dashboards (Click More Options and then Create Report)

    In the dialog box that appears, click Analysis to create a new report, or download any of the related job aids on the right side of the screen. After clicking Analysis, the user will see the Select Subject Area box. After selecting a subject area, the process for creating a report is the same as before.

    Dashboard Updates

    New Partnership Schools Filter – All dashboards now include a Partnership filter by default. The filter allows the user to select an acronym representing one of three non-profit partnerships. Selecting a partnership will display data for schools managed through that partnership only. The three Partnerships are: 1. LA Promise Fund (LAP) 2. Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (PLAS) 3. Youth Policy Institute (YPI).

    Subject Area Updates

    Updated English Learner Subject Area – The English Learner Subject Area in ad hoc reporting has been updated to include the First Enrolled Grade and Years in the US for a student. To find the columns in the English Learner Subject Area, click the Enrollment folder > Entry & Start Dates > First Enrolled Grade/Years in the US. For more information about ad hoc reporting, refer to the Create a Report job aid in the Job Aids & Videos on the Welcome Page.

    Job Aids and Videos

    Focus Data Dictionary – The Focus Data Dictionary (formerly titled Available Data in Focus) is available in the Job Aids & Videos section in the Create Report pop-up box. 

    Note: The next volume of the Focus Newsletter will be distributed via email on April 25, 2018.

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