Districts, Schools and Educators

Key Changes in 2019 Minnesota Student Survey (MSS)


The online survey meets federal and state accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All students will have the option to listen to questions and answers, in addition to reading them on the screen.


In 2019, the MSS will be administered entirely online. Students may complete the survey on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet (iPad) or netbook (Chromebook).


The survey will take approximately 35-50 minutes or one class period to complete including time for providing instructions to students. Several questions will only be shown if a previous question is answered in a certain way. This that means most students will not be asked all questions.


Since the MSS will be administered entirely online in 2019, online schools are invited to participate for the first time.