In 2017, the Minnesota State Legislature required districts and charters to collect more detailed student information on four of the six race and ethnicity categories set by the U.S. Department of Education for specific groups.

The information on the Ethnic and Racial Demographic Designation Form is considered private information about students. These Frequently Asked Questions explain why the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is collecting this information; if you are required to provide the information; how we will use it; and who else may have access to it.

Click HERE to download the Minnesota Department of Education FAQ