The Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) is an anonymous school-based survey conducted by the state of Minnesota every three years to gain insights into the world of students and their experiences. The next MSS will be administered statewide between January and June 2022 to students in grades five, eight, nine and 11.
The MSS is the primary source of comprehensive data on youth at the state, county and local level in Minnesota and is the only consistent source of statewide data on the health and well-being of youth from smaller population groups, such as racial or ethnic groups. It provides valuable information about issues vital to the health, safety and academic success of young people.
Students are not required to take the survey. Participation is voluntary. Parents can request to see the survey questions prior to their students’ participation. Parents may choose not to have their children participate.
This year, MSS will be given to grades 5, 8, 9 and 11 at school in April. Students who attend school that day in those grades will be given the survey. If you do NOT wish your student to participate in the survey, please sign the form below and return it to your child’s teacher.