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Minnesota 2019-20 Assessment and Accountability Waiver Public Comment Survey

Public Comment Survey

Welcome to our public comment survey for Minnesota’s federal waiver of certain assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements. This survey is intended for any interested member of the public. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is interested in hearing from all stakeholders, including:

  • Parents and families
  • Students
  • School districts and charter schools across the state
  • Teachers, principals, other school leaders, paraprofessionals, specialized instructional support personnel, and organizations representing such individuals
  • Charter school leaders
  • Community-based organizations
  • American Indian tribal leaders and members
  • Civil rights organizations, including those representing students with disabilities, English learners, and other historically underserved students
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Employers/businesses
  • Representatives of private school students
  • Early childhood educators and leaders

This survey includes an open-ended question for each section of the waiver.

The survey also includes a question regarding which stakeholder group you represent. You may participate in this survey without including your name, and we ask that you do not include any personally identifiable information in your responses. However, if you would like attribution for your input, there is an option for you to provide your name, title, and business or organization. This survey must be completed in a single session.

Your responses to this survey will be reviewed by our staff.

This public input survey on the waiver will close when the public comment period ends at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. If you prefer not to submit your comments online, you may submit them as an email attachment to or you may mail a hard copy of your survey responses (postmarked by March 27) to:

Minnesota Department of Education
Attention: Federal Waiver Public Comment
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113


1. Which stakeholder group do you represent? Please select all that apply. (optional)
3. Which section(s) of the waiver you like to provide input for? Please select one or more sections. When you select a section, a comment box will open below for that section.