Statewide Testing Refusal Form and Security Tip Line

Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.31, subdivision 4a, requires school districts to include a form for parents and guardians to complete if they refuse to have their student participate in state-required standardized assessments in their district student handbooks.

Click here to view the parent/guardian guide to statewide testing and the refusal for student participation in statewide assessments form

Minnesota Test Security Tip Line

Minnesota Assessments require the highest level of test security and accountability. Any action that jeopardizes the integrity of a secure test or gives an unfair advantage to a student or group of students is a breach of security. Spring Lake Park Schools takes test security very seriously and encourages any individual with direct knowledge of a test security breach to report it. If you observe or are aware of a breach of test security, please report it to:

  • your school's principal or
  • your school's assessment coordinator

If you prefer, you can also report it to a district assessment coordinator: 

  • Jenna Johnshoy-Aarestad, JJohns2@district16.org or 763-600-5036
  • Kris Skeate, kskeat@district16.org or 763-600-5059

Anonymous Tip Line

If you choose to submit a test security report anonymously, follow the link below to Minnesota Department of Education's (MDE's) Test Security Tip Line. MDE will not respond to you in writing but will take appropriate action if sufficient information is provided. In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), please do not include any confidential or personal information about students when submitting this report.

Click here to view the Minnesota Statewide Test Security Tip Line form