The Minnesota Student Survey is conducted every three years among three populations of students in Minnesota public schools:
- students in regular public schools, including charter schools and tribal schools
- students in alternative schools and Area Learning Centers
- students in juvenile correctional facilities
The survey asks questions about activities, experiences, and behaviors. Topics covered include tobacco, alcohol and drug use, school climate, physical activity, violence and safety, connections with school and family, health, and other topics. Questions about sexual activity are asked only of high school students. The survey is administered jointly by the Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services, and Public Safety.