• From time to time South St. Paul Public Schools conducts student surveys to understand how we can better serve our students and families. Below are the planned surveys SSPPS participates in on a regular basis.

Minnesota Student Survey

  • South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) participates in the Minnesota Student Survey. This statewide survey, which is anonymous, confidential, and voluntary, is given every three years to students in grades 5, 8, 9, and 11. It helps gather insights into the world of Minnesota students and their experiences.

    SSPPS administers the survey in late February. Parents/guardians have the right to view the survey prior to administration and decline their child’s participation. Notifications of the final survey date and opportunity to view the survey will be sent to respective families at the beginning of February. Additional information can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) website: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/health/mss/mde059027.

    If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this survey, please contact your school’s assistant principal and assessment coordinator.

    Why is the Minnesota Student Survey Important?


National Assessment of Educational Progress

  • The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students, teachers, and school administrators who participate in a NAEP assessment. Survey questionnaires collect additional information about students' demographics and K-12  education experiences. Responses to the questionnaires provide important information for educators, policymakers, and researchers to better understand the context in which students learn, and, in turn, can help improve education in our classrooms.

Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener

  • The SAEBRS (Social, Academic, and Emotional Behavior Risk Screener) is a brief, norm-referenced tool for screening all students to identify those who are at risk for social-emotional behavior (SEB) problems. SAEBRS is one of the only SEB universal screening tools built to align with a dual-factor model of student social-emotional functioning, which asserts that mental health should be defined by both the absence of problem behaviors and symptomatology (e.g., internalizing and externalizing behaviors) and the presence of well-being and competencies (e.g., social-emotional skills).

Equal Opportunity Schools Survey

  • This survey is designed to reveal overall trends in information, expectations, and belonging in our International Baccalaureate (IB) program, as well as to uncover the individual strengths and challenges of students in our school. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SURVEYING? The survey enables us to learn more about the perceptions of the IB program in our school by staff and students.

    The survey is designed by EOS to help us:

    • Uncover attitudes and perceptions about college readiness and college aspirations.
    • Reveal causes of equity issues in our school.
    • Identify students who have the potential to benefit from increased academic challenge.
    • Gather information about current resources and supports for students and staff as well as suggestions to meet additional needs.

    WHY DO ALL STUDENTS NEED TO TAKE THE SURVEY? The key to understanding student perceptions of our IB program is to hear from ALL students. Maximizing input from our 9th -12th grade students helps identify access barriers and increases the likelihood of enhancing and expanding our IB program.