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    The District releases an updated version of MiSiS with software fixes and/or enhancements every 3 weeks. Browse the notes below to learn about all updates released since August 2014.
  • MiSiS Update November 29, 2017

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 11/29/2017

    MiSiS Announcements:

     

    MiSiS Secondary Gradebook

    The MiSiS Secondary Gradebook is now read only.  Secondary teachers will continue to have access to their Secondary MiSiS gradebook for historical purposes. Secondary teachers can access their official Schoology gradebook via the Schoology button on their MiSiS teacher screen.

     

    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.

     

    The following items have been updated/fixed in MiSiS: 

     

    Enrollment

    • The Magnet/Class Analysis Report now displays the cost center for all teachers.
    • The Student Transfer Form now includes SBAC and Physical Fitness Test results.
    • The Cumulative Record Label for Elementary no longer includes a parameter for the Learning Community.

     

    Scheduling

    • When adding a student to a section that is over-capacity, the user will be prompted to enter the daily pin on the Walk-In Scheduler screen. Schools will be able to modify students’ sections if attendance has not been submitted for selected dates. When scheduling an IFEP, RFEP and EO student in dual language programs, the system will not add an EL Service.  A new "SP" (Special Population) alert will be added for qualifying students.
    • The Sections Editor screen will allow schools to modify sections if attendance has not been submitted for selected dates.  Schools will be able to add off-site sections.
    • The Student Schedule Summary Report will now display a student’s cost center.
    • The Teacher Section Assignments Report will now display active sections as of the selected date.
    • The Class Enrollment Sub-Report will now display student ID and generate successfully for schools using combined sections.

     

    Attendance

    • The Attendance Summary Report now displays Tardies (T) and Left Early (LE) correctly, based on their reason code.
    • The Uncleared Absence Report now displays in Mandarin when the parent/guardian’s correspondence language is Mandarin, Chiu Chow or Taishanese.

     

    English Learner

    • On the Student Profile page, after a master plan is added for students whose language classification is IFEP, RFEP or EO, the system will not add an EL Service. Schools will now be able to access PK students’ records.

     

    Grades

    • The Secondary School Report Card has been updated to sort correctly when the option to ‘Distribute by Period’ is selected.

     

    Graduation Standards

    • New values for selection have been added to the Graduation Exemptions Certification screen for eligible Foster and Homeless students. The hyperlinks to the Certification screens are accessed from the Graduation Standards Summary screen.
    • The Specialized Population Graduation Exemption Letter Report has been updated and will now populate for all students when the ‘Mail Letter’ option is selected.

     

    Groups

    • When creating or editing a Dynamic group, criteria must be added before saving the group. When changing the student membership start and end dates in a static group, the changes will be applied to all actively enrolled students.

     

    Homeless

    • New homeless records were added to MiSiS for students who were identified as homeless last school year, and who are attending the same school this year.  These records were added to assist with District reporting to CALPADS.

     

    State Reporting

    • The Statistical Opportunity Report displays E and L codes correctly along with correct user name.
    • The Continuation SMASR/ Statistical Report displays the correct run date and time.

     

    Student Support

    • The Email Referral Setting now displays the Small Learning Community in the SLC dropdown menu.  
    • SSPT Referral Report now displays information that is entered on the SSPT Referral screen

     

    Student Testing

    • The AP Computer Science Principles test scores will now display under Academics > Test Scores.

     

    Transcripts

    • The High School Transcript Report has been updated for faster performance.

     

    MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards

    • 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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  • MiSiS Updates - November 2, 2017

    Posted by The MiSiS Team on 11/2/2017

    MiSiS Announcements:

     

    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 MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting Basic Training Class, available for registration in the Learning Zone at http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11879.

    New CCS Elementary Report Card

    As elementary schools prepare to print the New CCS Report Cards, we want to ensure that you have the necessary resources to support your effort. Follow this job aid link to access the webpage:

    https://lausd.sharepoint.com/sites/itd_misis/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=%7B331EEAF5-27C1-481F-AB46-1D89563B5BF6%7D&file=How%20to%20Generate%20and%20Print%20the%20CCS%20Elementary

     %20Schools%20Report%20Card.docx&action=default. MiSiS Help Desk (213) 241-4200 Option 5.

    The following items have been updated/fixed in MiSiS: 

     

    Enrollment

    • The Library Success Card field on the Enrollment screen has been removed.  Schools do not need to enter this information. The Los Angeles Public Library will send library cards to all students.  Parents may opt out by not using the library card.
    • The Withdrawal Code L7 may only be entered for students in grades 9-12.

     

    Attendance

    • The Student Truancy Report, located under the Admin menu, is now available to view the past two school years.
    • The Truancy Letter 1 now displays the truancy dates accurately.
    • The Educator Absence Schedule, located under the Admin menu, has been updated.
    • The new sections, at continuations schools, now have display default minutes if the sections are in District approved periods.

     

    English Learner

    • The Spanish version of the Reclassification Letter will generate without reference to the LAT; and will display ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST information (when results become available) if the student is reclassified due to scores.
    • The EL Reclassification Label will include CELDT RETEST scores for reclassified students (when results become available).
    • The EL Progress Profile Report will include ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST scores for qualifying students (when results become available); and will generate successfully for selected teacher(s) and period(s).
    • The English Learner Rosters will display 2 additional columns for ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST scores (when results become available).
    • The LTEL Student Goal Sheet will display ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST scores (when results become available).
    • The Master Plan Roster will display CELDT RETEST scores (when results become available).
    • The EL Monitoring and Reclassification Processes have been updated to include the ELA-SBAC and CELDT RETEST scores (when results become available).

     Groups

    • When creating or editing a Dynamic group, new criteria has been added for “Days Absent Excused” and “Days Absent Unexcused”.

     Health

    • Users must now enter a CHDP date when entering a CHDP result on the Health Screening screen.

     Student Support

    • The SSPT Follow-up Meeting Report will now extract information from the Follow-up Meeting screen.
    • The Social Adjustment Report now displays all student referrals.

     

    Transcripts

    • Courses taken at Adult Schools during the Summer are now correctly displaying on the students’ Transcripts Detail Screen.
    • The HS Transcript Report has been fixed such that when a Group is selected an error is no longer returned.

     

    MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards

    • Coming Soon: MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting and Dashboards will transition to Focus - 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. Check the application website, http://achieve.lausd.net/focus for updated information.
    • New Subject Area: IT Assets Subject Area - This subject area is now available, providing a weekly snapshot of data for all LAUSD IT assets tracked by the IT Asset Management (ITAM) team. This data can be used to create reports about the physical location and usage information of all IT assets. A subject area guide has been created and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • Mail Merge Reporting Module Now Available - The Mail Merge Reporting Module is now available. It can be used to create mail merge-ready report extracts that can be used in the Microsoft Word mail merge process. To access the reporting module, go to Dashboards in the navigational menu > Example Reports > Mail Merge Reporting Module. A job on how to use the reporting module to create mailing labels is available on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Local District Report: Secondary Spring Rollover - The Spring Master Schedule Rollover Report for Secondary Schools is now available, providing information on which schools have started rollover and/or are committed. To access the report, go to Dashboards in the navigational menu > Local District Reports > Local District Reports > Secondary Spring Rollover tab.
    • New Job Aid: Subject Area Summary Guide - This job aid is now available to provide guidance on selecting the most appropriate subject area for a new ad hoc report. It can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Job Aid: Use Report Templates - This job aid is now available to provide instructions on using the report templates, such as Daily Attendance and Secondary Marks. These can be accessed in the Catalog > Shared Folders > Library > Report Templates. The job aid is available on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Job Aid: Create a Report Displaying GPA and Marks Data - This job aid is now available to provide instructions on how to analyze GPA and marks data together. The job aid is available on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • Hierarchy Columns Now Available - Hierarchy columns are now available in all subject areas to create reports displaying student counts with the ability to drill down from a Local District to a Campus or School. The most common hierarchy column is the Currently Enrolled School Hierarchy – Local District column in the Current Enrolled School folder in most subject areas. A new job aid, Use Hierarchy Columns, is now available to provide instructions on using the hierarchy columns, which are available in most subject areas. Also, all subject area guides have been updated to include the available hierarchy columns. The job aids and guides are available on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Student Email Address Column - The Student Email Address column is now available in all subject areas. To navigate to it in the Columns pane, go to Student > Additional Information > Student Email Address. All subject area guides have been updated and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New Campus Cost Center Code Column - The Campus Cost Center Code column is now available in all subject areas. To navigate to it in the Columns pane, go to Enrollment > Current Enrolled School > Campus Cost Center Code. All subject area guides have been updated and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • LTEL Classification Code Replacing LTEL Flag - The LTEL Flag has been replaced with the LTEL Classification Code. This can be found in the Student Detail Subject Area by navigating to Programs > English Learner > LTEL Classification Code. Users who created their own reports using the LTEL Flag column should update their criteria and use the LTEL Classification Code column for the reports to continue to work. The Student Detail Subject Area Guide has been updated and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
    • New School Cost Center Code Column in Student Testing Subject Area - The School Cost Center Code column is now available in the Student Testing Subject Area. To navigate to it in the Columns pane, go to Enrollment > Current Enrolled School > School Cost Center Code. The Student Testing Subject Area Guide has been updated and can be accessed on the MiSiS Ad Hoc Reporting job aids webpage (https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/11833).
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