Robbinsdale Area Schools will notify families prior to the administration of a large scale student survey, informing them of:
- the approximate date of the survey
- the sponsor
- the nature of the survey items and any items that fall within the areas protected by the federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment
- the procedures for families to inspect the survey
- the procedure to opt their student out of a survey
- the arrangements to protect the privacy of students, including students who have opted out of the survey.
Any surveys funded by the federal government will be administered in compliance with all of the provisions of the federal Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment.
Minnesota Student Survey
Robbinsdale Area Schools will be participating in the Minnesota Student Survey between January and May of 2022.
Students in grades 5, 8, 9 and 11 will be asked to complete the survey which is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in partnership with the Departments of Health, Human Services and Public Safety. This survey is one of the longest running youth surveys in the nation. It is a triennial survey that began in 1989.
Students respond to questions on school climate, bullying, out-of-school activities, health and nutrition, emotional and mental health, relationships, substance use and more. It is administered every three years.
The survey is an anonymous statewide school-based survey conducted to gain insights into the world of students and their experiences. Families will be notified with additional survey details prior to administration.
District Student Opinion Survey
Robbinsdale Area Schools will conduct a student opinion survey with students in grade four between February and March of 2022.
The purpose of this survey is to gain the perspective of students on issues related to their sense of belonging in school and their impressions of teacher expectations, diversity, school safety and fair discipline.
The survey, which is completed online, takes about 25 minutes for students to complete and is confidential (individual students will not be identifiable when results are reported). Families will be notified with additional survey details prior to administration.