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    Please note

    Focus Production environment will have scheduled downtime this weekend

    from Friday (12/4/2020) at 6 PM to Saturday (12/5/2020) at 12 noon.

     

 

Frequently Asked Questions

For help with accessing and navigating a report or dashboard, users may contact the ITD Help Desk. For questions about the content of a dashboard, contact the owner (which can be found in the back of the dashboard user manual). 

Download this job aid on how to request help with the application. 

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. 

Follow-up requests regarding applications that have been submitted can be emailed to focus@lausd.net. 

Unfortunately, you must re-apply for access via EZ Access. This is due to the fact that with a new role, you have a new supervisor and we must obtain approval from that individual for you to receive access to more data. 

Please see the above question, How do I get access to Focus, for instructions on how to submit an application via EZ Access. 

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.

 

Starting December 4, 2017, Focus is available via this URL: https://Focus.LAUSD.net

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 MyPLN. This class provides instruction on how to create and manage reports using Focus Reporting and Dashboards, including how to perform basic calculations and create a basic pivot table.

  • What's New

    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, or view the notes on the application's Welcome Page in What's New

  • November 13, 2020

    Posted by Focus Reporting and Dashboards on 11/13/2020

    Release Notes

    New Reports

    Parent Portal – Parent Portal Yearly Trends report has been added to the Parent Portal dashboard. Parent Portal Registered Yearly Comparison table and graph view are available, along with the Registered Parents Yearly Trends by school detail roster.  To access this report, click on Operations > Parent Portal > Parent Portal Yearly Trends

    Report Updates

    MTAM Dashboard – Two sub-headings have been added to MTAM District View for Eligibility Summary CEP and Eligibility Summary Pricing tables.  “Percentage is calculated based on Total enrollment” sub-headings now display on the report.  To access the report, click on Operations > More Than a Meal > Operational Dashboards > MTAM District View

    MTAM Dashboard – New to District column has been added to the # of Students Missing Household Income Forms - Campus Detail Report drill down.   To access the report, click on Operations > More Than a Meal > Operational Dashboards > MTAM District View  

    MTAM Dashboard – A new “Enrolled on Count Day” filter has been added to the MTAM District View and MTAM Campus View reports.   To access the report, click on Operations > More Than a Meal > Operational Dashboards

    Composer Level Users “MyFolder” Saving Reports Feature -  A new feature to save a dashboard report to your My Folders, has been added to some analytical areas in Focus.   This feature eventually will be added to all reports available in Focus. Users now have the capability to edit a report from a dashboard for their own use. For example, they would be able to save a report and tweak it by either adding, or deleting extra columns (Data Elements) etc.   To view this new feature, click on Summary >Monitoring Reports > click on any report and locate the Pencil icon

    Student Email Roster – LA Public Library Account column has been added  to the Student Email Roster.  To access the report, click on Summary > Monitoring Reports > Student Email Roster

    Enrichment Programs Summary Report - Department Filter has been added to the Enrichment Programs Summary report.  To access the report, click on Summary > Monitoring Reports > All Grade Level Tab > Enrichment Programs Summary.

    Enrichment Programs Summary Report -  Department and Receives Credit columns have been added to the Enrichment Programs Summary report.  To access the report, click on Summary > Monitoring Reports > All Grade Level Tab > Enrichment Programs Summary.

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  • October 30, 2020

    Posted by Focus Reporting and Dashboards on 10/30/2020

    Release Notes

    Report Updates

    Student Email Roster – A new tab has been added to the Student Email Roster that displays Early-ED students. This tab includes their Email/SSO and PIN information to the Student Email Roster. To access the report, click on Summary > Monitoring Reports > Student Email Roster > Early Ed Students Tab.

    Student Email Roster – A Student Pin Number column has been added to the Student Email Roster. To access the report, click on Summary> Monitoring Reports > Student Email Roster

    Testing Coordinator Report – Student email address and mailing address information has been added to the Testing Coordinator report. To access the report, click on Summary> Monitoring Reports > Testing Coordinator

    Testing Coordinator Report – Advisory periods PH and PL have been added to the Testing Coordinator report. To access the report, click on Summary> Monitoring Reports > Testing Coordinator

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    New Whole Child Integrated Data Platform Available Now!

    Whole Child Integrated Data is available now for teachers, counselors, out-of-classroom support staff, and principals.

    To log in, go to https://wholechild.lausd.net/.  This new platform provides educators with a complete picture of the whole child by integrating data from various sources of student information.

    Support resources and training information are available on the website, https://achieve.lausd.net/wholechild

    Focus (MiSiS Ad hoc users ) URL Bookmarked or Saved to Favorites (403 Forbidden Error)

    Users who have previously bookmarked the Focus (MiSiS Ad hoc) URL might experience a 403 Forbidden Error.  Please delete your current bookmark for Focus, delete your history, close the browser then type focus.lausd.net.  Then bookmark the new URL if needed or save it to favorites.  We encourage users to always go to https://achieve.lausd.net/focus site first and then login from here.   

    If you have any issues please open a ticket for Focus (MiSiS Ad hoc Helpdesk) at https://lausd-myit.onbmc.com/ux/myitapp/#/catalog/home

    We apologize for this inconvenience.

    About Focus Reporting & Dashboards 

    Available now, Focus Reporting & Dashboards (Focus) is a web-based reporting application that strengthens LAUSD’s reporting capability by integrating major systems used in the District. Focus consists of subject-specific dashboards, canned reports, and an ad hoc reporting capability. In addition to MiSiS, Focus consists of data from other systems used by LAUSD employees, like Welligent, Cafeteria Management System (CMS), and Adult Ed. During the 2018-2019 school year, new data and dashboards will be released periodically. 

    See the most common Frequently Asked Questions below, or go to the FAQs page for more information.