• 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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