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

  • October 4, 2019

    Posted by Focus Enterprise Reporting on 10/7/2019

    Report Updates

    Demographics Dashboard – Withdrawals from LAUSD tile now matches the total no of Rows on the detail report.  To access this report, click on Summary > Demographics > Demographics > then click on the Withdrawals from LAUSD tile.

    Adjusted Attendance Summary Report – Mailing apartment number column has been added to the Adjusted Attendance Summary with Parent Contact report.  To access this report, go to Summary > Monitoring Reports > Adjusted Attendance Summary Report > Then click on Adjusted Attendance with Parent Contact tab.

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    Bug Fixes

    MTAM Dashboards – The MTAM District View dashboard displays “No Data” when selecting XS for Local District filter when no data is available. To access this report, go to Operations > More Than a Meal > MTAM District View > Then select Local District XS.

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  • September 20, 2019

    Posted by Focus Enterprise Reporting on 9/23/2019

    Report Updates

    ELPAC Eligibility and Audit – The IE Audit Created Date column now reflects Source Created Date instead of Focus Created Date.  To access the report, go to Summary > Monitoring Reports >ELPAC Eligibility and Audit> Audit Tab

    Attendance Bands Report – Foster column has been added to the Attendance Bands detail report by student.  To access the report, go to Operations> Attendance> Attendance Bands> then click on any link under the Dimensional Table View

    MTAM Detail Report - Teacher and Home Room columns have been added to the MTAM Student Detail Report.  To access this report, go to Operations > More Than a Meal > MTAM District View or Campus View> Then click on any of the tiles with values

    MTAM LD Comparison Dashboard - Two columns have been renamed for the MTAM LD Comparison dashboard.  The columns now display # of Missing Incomplete 9600 Forms instead of 9600 Meal App. To access this report, go to Operations > More Than a Meal > MTAM Local District Comparison > Missing/Incomplete Local District Monthly Comparison Chart

    Bug Fixes

    Enrollment & Withdrawals Report - Campus filter has been fixed now.  When selecting All local districts and searching for a Campus the system displays the correct selected location now.  To access this report, go to Operations > Attendance > Enrollments and Withdrawals

    Attendance Submittal Report – Export and Print links have been added to the Attendance Submittal’s performance tiles for all drill down reports. To access this report, go to Operations > Attendance > Attendance Submittal > click any performance tile i.e Teachers with Attendance Not Submitted (ANS)

    Ad Hoc Reporting Subject Area Updates

    Course Enrollment Subject Area - Special Education sub-folder has been added to Programs Folder for Course Enrollment subject area.

    Attendance Daily Subject Area- Description for Attendance Daily Subject Area has been updated.  “Use only for regular terms, not for summer term” has been added under Attendance Daily Subject Area description.

    Job Aids Updates

    Norm Enrollment and Staffing Dashboards – 2019-20 Norm Bulletin  for Certificated and Clerical Personnel at Elementary Schools, 2019-20 Norm Bulletin  for Certificated and Clerical Personnel at Middle Schools, 2019-20 Norm Bulletin  for Certificated and Clerical Personnel at Senior High Schools, 2019-20 Norm Bulletin for Certificated and Clerical Personnel at Magnet Centers and Magnet Schools, and 2019-20 Norm Bulletin  for Certificated and Clerical Personnel at Options Schools, have been added under Norm Enrollment and Staffing Job Aids and Videos section.

    To access the job aids, go to Operations > Norm Enrollment and Staffing > Job Aid & Videos Section

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  • 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.