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

  • December 13, 2019

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 12/16/2019

    New Reports
    New Parent Portal Report – The new Parent Portal report allows users to display a count of the number of parents who have logged in a certain number of times during a specific timeframe, and display the frequency of their logins. To access the report, go Operations > Parent Portal, then click on Parent Portal Logging.

    Schoology Grade Report - The report includes students current Schoology ‘Letter Grade’ as well as the last submitted ‘Academic Mark’ in MiSiS. See grade trends from one grading period to the next. Sort the report by grade level, course title/code, period, Graduation Requirement Year, or by counselor. This new report will support counselors and school site administrators to quickly identify students in need of academic support prior to report cards being issued.  To access the report, go to Summary > Monitoring Reports > All Grade Levels, then click on Schoology Grade Report.

    Report Updates
    Focus Attendance Rates – The Attendance Rates Report has been removed from Focus. This report will be available only in MyData.

    Ad Hoc Reporting Subject Area Updates

    English Learner Subject Area
    Newcomer Flag –
    Newcomer Flag has been added to the English Learner Subject Area.

    English Learner and Student Detail Subject Areas
    Dibels 8 Assessment
    – Dibels 8 Assessment sub-folder has been added under the Latest Test Scores folder for English Learner and Student Detail Subject Areas.

     

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  • November 22, 2019

    Posted by Focus Reporting & Dashboards on 11/25/2019

    Report Updates
    Focus Attendance Bands Dashboard – A new “Enrolled Flag” column has been added to Student Attendance detailed report. To access this report, click on Operations, Attendance, Attendance Bands, then click on a link from the Dimensional Table View.

    Bug Fixes
    MMED Report – The Student District ID link to view the MiSiS Student Profile has been fixed now. To access the report, go to Instruction, MMED, MMED Secondary. Click on EL Tile, under Profile Summary select Profile Summary Table. Select either Secondary without Course Info or Secondary with Course Info links. Click on any district ID to display MISIS Student Profile link.

    College Readiness Roster - Campus and School filters have been fixed now. When selecting Campus or School filters, the systems displays the selected values. To access the report, go to Summary, Monitoring Reports, Secondary Tab and select a campus or school.

    Student Email Roster - The Student Email report has been fixed now. Elementary students display in the correct tab. To access the report, go to Summary, Monitoring Reports, Student Email Roster.

    Focus MTAM Dashboard - Summary/detailed MTAM totals now display with the correct number format for # of Missing Forms, Submitted, Incomplete and Daily Difference columns. To access the report, go to Operations, MTAM, then click on MTAM District View. Select # of students tile or Missing Household Income Form from the Eligibility Summary – CEP Table.
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    Ad Hoc Reporting Subject Area Updates
    Enrollment Folder (All Subject Areas) - Enrolled On Count Day Flag column has been added to the Enrollment Folder in all subject areas.

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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://ca01000043.schoolwires.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://ca01000043.schoolwires.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.