The Assessment Advisory Committee reviews policies and practices of statewide assessments as required by Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.365. The committee submits its recommendations to the commissioner and to legislative committees with oversight of policy and budget issues affecting kindergarten through grade 12 education. The commissioner considers the committee's recommendations before finalizing any statewide assessment. 

As required by statute, committee membership includes two superintendents, two teachers, two higher education faculty, and up to five members of the public that includes parents and members of the business community. Committee members serve a two-year term.

The committee meets quarterly in person or via teleconference.and often meets jointly with the Local Assessment and Accountability Advisory Committee. Read more about this related committee by selecting the link at left.