National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), State Profiles
Also called the “Nation’s Report Card” the NAEP is the only nationally representative and continuing annual assessment of America's students in various subject areas. Four of these subjects (mathematics, reading, science, and writing) are reported at the state level for grades 4 and 8. Since NAEP assessments are administered uniformly using the same sets of test booklets across the nation, NAEP results serve as a common metric for all states and selected urban districts. National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.

School readiness
Data from the Minnesota School Readiness Study.


ACT scores and participation rates
Minnesota state-level data are available by race and other student characteristics from 2017 to the present.

Civil Rights Data Collection
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) conducts the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) to collect data on key education and civil rights issues in the nation's public schools. The CRDC collects a variety of information including, student enrollment and educational programs and services, disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency and disability.

College Results Online, The Education Trust
Using the interactive database College Results Online, users can examine graduation rates by race, ethnicity and gender at most four-year colleges and universities in the nation, compare the graduation rates for groups across similar institutions, or design a comparison. Features data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Graduation Rate Survey.

EdWatch State Reports, The Education Trust
These reports examine how students in each state are doing on NAEP and state-specific assessments, where achievement gaps exist, levels of high school and college participation and attainment, and the “opportunity gaps” from measures of teacher quality, curricular rigor and more. Most recent data are from 2011.

Minnesota Department of Education Data Center
Access statewide, district, and school data and compare it to others. Includes data on academic performance, graduation rates, enrollment information, and more.

Minnesota Department of Education data reports
Access data files on Minnesota's students and schools. For example, select "Student" under "Student Enrollment" to view attendance rates, graduation rates, mobility, and school enrollment data. Select "Assessment and Growth Files" under "Accountability and Assessment" for MCA and other scores.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education serves as the state's clearinghouse for data, research and analysis on postseconday enrollment, financial aid, finance and trends. Data sources provided are either original to the Office, the federal government, or from other organizations providing relevant information.

Minnesota Student Survey data
The Minnesota Student Survey (MSS) is administered every three years to students in grades 6, 9 and 12. It asks questions about a variety of attitudes, including feelings about school and perceptions of school safety. The survey also asks questions about health and drug use behaviors. Data are available by state, region and county.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) provides data on the mathematics and science achievement of U.S. 4th- and 8th-grade students compared to that of students in other countries. TIMSS data have been collected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019 and 2023. In 2023, more than 60 countries and other education systems, including the United States, participated in TIMSS.