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Minnesota Student Survey

The Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) is a statewide school-based survey conducted every three years by an interagency team consisting of four state agencies (Education, Health, Human Services, and Public Safety).

MSS is not a sample-based but census-like survey where all the public schools are invited to participate. Starting from the 2013 MSS, the survey has been administered among students in grades 5, 8, 9 and 11. In addition to the regular public schools, MSS is also administered to students in alternative learning settings as well as those in juvenile correctional facilities, which are reported separately.

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