The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is introducing new student identification screening (validations) on student related data. The purpose of the new screening is to gradually tighten the use of the state student identifier, also known as MARSS ID, so that a given ID can be held by just one student.

The benefits to improving accuracy in student identification include more accurate reporting, more accurate payments, more accurate longitudinal data analysis, and more. New, secured web resources are available to assist organizations submitting student data. This system can be used to search for known students, validate new students, and resolve problems with student identity issues on submitted data.

Authorized users will need to complete and submit a user agreement before logging in to the new system. Access the Student ID Validation User Agreement below.

Enter the Student Identity Validations Interface.