Minnesota Student Survey
This voluntary survey asks students about their activities, opinions, behaviors and experiences. Students respond to questions on school climate, bullying, out-of-school activities, health and nutrition, emotional and mental health, relationships, substance use and more. Questions about sexual behaviors are asked only of ninth- and 11th-grade students. All responses are anonymous.
Review the Minnesota Student Survey Data for more information.
2019 Survey Information
Parent/Guardian NotificationFor school districts who plan to participate, it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with the Protection of Pupils Rights Amendment (PPRA). This includes notifying parents/guardians of their right to opt their child out of the survey as well as making the applicable survey questions available for review. There are two steps you must follow:
Step 1: Prior to administration of the MSS, parents/guardians must be provided with a notification letter.
- English Notification Letter or English PDF
- Hmong Notification Letter or Hmong PDF
- Somali Notification Letter or Somali PDF
- Spanish Notification Letter or Spanish PDF
Step 2: Provide the survey questions to parents who request a copy.