Student ID Validations

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is charged with student identification screening (validations) on student related data. The purpose of this screening is to gradually tighten the use of the state student identifier, also known as MARSS ID, so that a given ID can be held by just one student.

The benefits to improving accuracy in student identification include more accurate reporting, more accurate payments, more accurate longitudinal data analysis, and more. Secure web resources are available to assist organizations submitting student data. This system can be used to search for known students, validate new students, and resolve problems with student identity issues on submitted data.

Enter the Student Identity Validations Interface.


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