Minnesota Student Survey Data: A profile of our youth
The Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) is a tool used to assess the general well-being of our state's youth. The MSS is administered every three years to Minnesota students and covers a broad array of topics, including academics, school and community, safety, substance use, mental health, and more. The survey is confidential, anonymous, and voluntary. The survey is offered to students in grades 5, 8, 9, and 11; younger students are not asked all of the same questions as older students.
The most recent MSS was last administered across the state in the winter and spring of 2016; almost 170,000 total students participated in the 2016 MSS. Hopkins Public Schools has utilized this survey and its district-level results as a valuable tool to better understand the strengths and needs of our youth, and to evaluate the effectiveness of our prevention work.