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Minnesota11th51.7%55.9%53.8%50.6%56.0%53.3%
5th65.9%59.1%62.5%64.3%58.3%61.3%
8th54.9%59.5%57.2%54.6%60.6%57.6%
9th52.2%58.1%55.1%51.9%59.6%55.7%
All Grades56.0%58.2%57.1%55.4%58.8%57.0%
Aitkin County11th38.6%39.6%39.0%54.2%63.0%58.8%
5th64.2%63.2%63.6%68.5%57.5%61.9%
8th47.5%60.0%54.4%63.6%50.0%56.5%
9th49.3%60.0%54.3%51.7%40.0%46.7%
All Grades49.6%56.7%53.1%58.7%54.2%56.3%
Anoka County11th47.9%54.1%50.9%52.5%56.4%54.5%
5th67.2%60.7%63.9%67.8%63.3%65.5%
8th51.8%58.9%55.4%54.0%59.6%56.7%
9th51.8%59.8%55.6%54.7%60.8%57.7%
All Grades54.8%58.7%56.7%55.0%59.4%57.1%
Becker County11th51.0%50.4%50.7%51.4%53.6%52.5%
5th57.8%48.8%53.5%71.0%53.3%62.2%
8th51.5%57.1%54.4%48.8%57.0%52.9%
9th56.4%55.2%55.7%57.8%64.7%61.1%
All Grades53.7%53.7%53.7%57.5%57.2%57.3%
Beltrami County11th54.4%47.2%50.9%53.7%55.6%54.7%
5th63.9%60.7%62.4%55.6%48.6%51.9%
8th49.7%56.4%53.1%47.1%55.3%51.1%
9th43.6%51.0%47.3%46.5%49.0%47.8%
All Grades52.5%53.9%53.2%50.7%51.7%51.2%
Benton County11th56.3%61.0%58.5%46.9%55.7%50.8%
5th******
8th55.9%46.9%52.0%58.7%53.2%56.1%
9th56.2%51.4%53.7%47.7%52.1%50.0%
All Grades56.1%52.9%54.6%51.5%53.2%52.3%
Big Stone County11th48.5%63.6%57.1%***
5th66.7%78.6%73.1%***
8th36.7%41.7%38.9%***
9th46.7%48.5%47.6%***
All Grades46.7%56.5%51.8%***
Blue Earth County11th52.9%57.5%55.0%55.1%57.8%56.5%
5th65.0%65.4%65.2%66.5%63.6%65.0%
8th61.3%71.5%66.4%58.4%64.7%61.5%
9th53.3%60.7%57.1%51.8%61.6%56.6%
All Grades58.4%64.3%61.3%58.1%62.0%60.1%
Brown County11th46.4%55.9%51.3%46.0%52.3%49.1%
5th57.8%55.7%56.7%51.8%54.3%53.1%
8th51.0%58.9%55.0%56.9%70.4%64.1%
9th42.2%47.4%44.7%51.4%52.5%51.9%
All Grades49.0%54.6%51.8%51.7%57.9%54.9%
Carlton County11th43.4%55.6%49.5%47.2%61.8%54.3%
5th60.0%54.2%57.1%65.1%52.3%57.8%
8th50.8%54.4%52.5%47.4%49.7%48.6%
9th47.0%51.5%49.1%46.7%59.6%53.4%
All Grades50.6%53.9%52.2%51.0%55.5%53.3%
Carver County11th43.2%53.2%48.1%50.9%53.4%52.2%
5th76.0%55.3%66.1%70.9%68.6%69.7%
8th48.3%68.6%58.3%60.6%65.9%63.1%
9th60.9%65.3%62.9%59.3%66.4%62.7%
All Grades57.5%60.6%59.0%60.8%64.4%62.6%
Cass County11th43.3%57.7%50.7%29.5%40.5%35.2%
5th59.8%53.4%56.4%57.7%45.0%50.7%
8th42.4%54.5%48.9%53.1%54.9%54.0%
9th35.6%52.1%44.0%28.1%50.4%39.6%
All Grades45.9%54.2%50.3%43.2%48.1%45.8%
Chippewa County11th******
5th56.3%70.6%63.6%***
8th******
9th******
All Grades56.3%70.6%63.6%***
Chisago County11th55.4%51.4%53.5%***
5th58.8%59.6%59.2%***
8th44.9%60.7%52.1%***
9th53.4%60.4%56.9%***
All Grades51.9%58.0%54.9%***
Clay County11th50.9%64.6%57.4%52.1%57.5%55.0%
5th67.9%56.8%62.9%63.7%59.2%61.2%
8th55.5%61.5%58.5%64.1%60.3%62.3%
9th53.1%62.1%57.6%51.6%63.6%58.1%
All Grades57.2%61.2%59.1%58.3%60.2%59.3%
Clearwater County11th46.7%50.0%48.3%56.3%38.9%47.1%
5th54.1%48.5%51.4%44.7%34.0%39.2%
8th53.1%48.7%51.1%50.0%60.5%55.1%
9th54.1%54.7%54.4%46.5%54.7%51.4%
All Grades52.3%51.0%51.6%48.8%47.3%48.0%
Cook County11th50.0%33.3%40.0%***
5th50.0%57.1%53.8%***
8th61.1%38.5%51.6%***
9th36.4%45.5%40.9%***
All Grades48.2%42.1%45.1%***
Cottonwood County11th64.9%50.9%56.4%56.8%50.0%53.2%
5th56.1%40.5%48.2%65.0%34.9%49.4%
8th50.0%52.7%51.5%45.5%40.0%42.6%
9th48.8%49.0%48.9%52.1%42.9%47.4%
All Grades54.6%48.8%51.4%54.5%42.2%48.1%
Crow Wing County11th60.6%57.7%59.1%***
5th62.1%54.2%58.5%***
8th43.9%56.3%49.7%***
9th57.0%53.3%55.3%***
All Grades55.2%55.4%55.3%***
Dakota County11th52.0%58.9%55.4%52.3%56.0%54.1%
5th67.7%63.7%65.7%63.4%58.6%61.0%
8th56.0%60.8%58.4%58.1%62.8%60.5%
9th56.2%64.0%60.1%52.7%65.1%58.8%
All Grades57.9%61.8%59.8%56.4%60.9%58.7%
Dodge County11th50.0%43.6%47.0%49.0%61.6%54.4%
5th63.1%51.6%57.3%71.4%48.7%59.6%
8th51.8%59.1%55.1%61.2%65.4%63.2%
9th56.5%50.4%53.6%63.2%60.7%62.0%
All Grades55.5%51.5%53.6%61.5%58.8%60.2%
Douglas County11th50.3%54.0%51.9%58.5%60.8%59.7%
5th64.0%56.5%60.6%72.4%68.5%70.4%
8th62.1%63.4%62.7%65.0%62.1%63.6%
9th45.4%55.4%50.7%59.4%68.7%63.9%
All Grades55.7%57.5%56.5%64.0%65.0%64.5%
Faribault County11th48.0%44.6%46.1%40.0%50.9%45.5%
5th66.7%55.0%59.8%39.1%46.0%42.7%
8th49.0%55.4%52.3%41.3%63.6%53.5%
9th48.5%54.7%51.5%51.1%57.4%54.7%
All Grades52.1%52.2%52.2%42.7%54.7%49.2%
Fillmore County11th47.8%55.6%52.3%70.3%51.6%61.1%
5th52.6%59.0%55.9%71.2%52.1%60.8%
8th64.0%54.3%59.3%42.9%51.5%47.3%
9th51.8%48.2%50.0%48.6%52.3%50.4%
All Grades55.1%54.4%54.8%57.8%51.9%54.8%
Freeborn County11th50.0%51.9%51.0%45.3%57.3%51.2%
5th65.5%58.2%62.1%61.6%47.0%54.1%
8th59.7%74.6%66.9%52.9%72.9%62.4%
9th55.6%66.2%60.1%45.3%55.7%50.7%
All Grades58.6%61.8%60.1%51.9%58.0%55.0%
Goodhue County11th53.9%53.0%53.4%56.2%59.5%57.5%
5th65.1%59.0%61.8%64.4%56.3%60.7%
8th58.7%59.1%58.9%59.2%52.8%56.0%
9th57.8%55.6%56.7%44.4%57.3%51.1%
All Grades59.1%56.9%57.9%56.8%56.2%56.5%
Grant County11th58.1%66.7%62.1%23.8%52.8%42.1%
5th51.5%70.8%59.6%37.1%52.3%45.6%
8th34.6%52.9%45.0%63.6%56.3%60.5%
9th42.9%48.3%45.3%53.1%40.0%46.3%
All Grades47.2%58.8%52.7%47.7%50.3%49.1%
Hennepin County11th56.0%59.5%57.7%51.4%58.9%55.0%
5th71.0%62.0%66.6%67.0%62.1%64.6%
8th59.8%64.7%62.2%56.5%64.4%60.3%
9th55.2%63.1%59.0%56.5%63.4%59.9%
All Grades60.2%62.4%61.3%58.3%62.5%60.3%
Houston County11th48.5%56.7%53.0%42.5%46.8%44.4%
5th57.3%53.1%55.4%60.8%49.4%55.1%
8th50.0%46.8%48.5%48.2%54.7%51.3%
9th45.7%47.2%46.4%51.3%49.0%50.0%
All Grades50.0%51.4%50.7%50.6%50.0%50.3%
Hubbard County11th40.6%57.1%49.3%50.0%46.5%48.3%
5th48.1%36.5%43.0%63.6%54.9%59.7%
8th59.3%56.1%58.0%48.7%56.1%52.1%
9th35.6%40.0%37.5%42.0%53.6%47.1%
All Grades46.9%48.0%47.4%51.2%52.7%51.9%
Isanti County11th47.1%59.5%52.7%36.3%51.0%43.5%
5th65.4%52.2%58.7%57.5%47.3%52.4%
8th48.8%55.2%51.8%47.5%50.3%48.9%
9th42.9%58.6%50.6%39.4%50.9%45.0%
All Grades51.1%55.9%53.5%45.6%49.8%47.7%
Itasca County11th48.0%40.2%44.4%41.4%51.0%46.9%
5th56.7%49.1%52.3%58.1%50.3%54.2%
8th50.3%55.3%52.8%43.9%57.5%51.0%
9th44.8%51.0%47.9%46.1%52.1%49.0%
All Grades49.2%49.9%49.6%48.2%52.7%50.5%
Jackson County11th68.5%46.3%57.4%55.0%44.8%50.7%
5th65.9%55.6%60.0%52.2%55.0%53.5%
8th74.1%66.7%70.8%40.0%36.8%38.2%
9th46.7%57.6%52.9%43.2%55.8%49.4%
All Grades64.4%56.0%60.0%49.0%50.4%49.6%
Kanabec County11th49.0%43.1%45.6%42.4%37.5%39.7%
5th63.4%41.3%53.8%68.0%47.8%56.4%
8th40.0%46.3%43.1%46.1%53.1%49.0%
9th55.7%60.3%57.8%39.4%52.6%46.3%
All Grades52.3%47.4%49.9%47.6%47.7%47.6%
Kandiyohi County11th53.2%52.7%52.9%57.9%59.9%59.0%
5th73.2%52.0%62.7%65.6%51.0%57.2%
8th51.1%58.1%54.9%59.0%62.7%60.9%
9th60.6%55.2%57.9%56.2%69.0%62.8%
All Grades60.1%54.5%57.2%59.7%60.2%60.0%
Kittson County11th52.6%50.0%51.2%42.9%55.6%47.8%
5th52.2%45.0%48.8%58.8%41.2%50.0%
8th56.5%52.4%54.5%23.8%65.0%43.9%
9th35.5%57.7%45.6%33.3%31.3%32.4%
All Grades47.9%51.7%49.7%39.3%49.3%43.9%
Koochiching County11th15.0%51.9%36.2%***
5th57.7%59.0%58.5%***
8th41.9%48.5%44.7%***
9th51.7%45.2%48.3%***
All Grades43.2%51.5%47.6%***
Lac Qui Parle County11th61.8%57.1%59.7%37.5%55.6%47.1%
5th65.2%64.9%65.1%65.3%53.8%60.2%
8th50.0%50.0%50.0%51.7%57.4%54.3%
9th38.9%47.8%43.9%56.8%66.7%61.6%
All Grades54.6%54.5%54.5%54.0%58.2%56.0%
Lake County11th45.0%45.9%45.6%***
5th48.6%64.5%55.9%***
8th51.4%61.5%56.8%***
9th41.8%43.8%42.5%***
All Grades46.3%54.0%50.0%***
Lake of the Woods County11th47.1%46.2%46.7%***
5th36.4%52.6%46.7%***
8th36.4%53.3%46.2%***
9th54.5%71.4%61.1%***
All Grades44.0%53.7%49.0%***
Le Sueur County11th46.2%50.0%48.3%41.4%54.7%47.4%
5th56.3%57.1%56.8%61.7%54.8%58.2%
8th49.6%55.1%51.8%43.9%57.6%51.6%
9th51.2%45.8%48.6%43.4%58.1%51.0%
All Grades50.7%51.6%51.1%47.7%56.5%52.2%
Lincoln County11th39.1%40.0%39.5%***
5th50.0%47.1%48.5%***
8th17.4%81.8%38.2%***
9th46.7%69.6%60.5%***
All Grades36.4%57.7%46.6%***
Lyon County11th60.4%58.7%59.6%45.9%62.6%54.0%
5th72.3%55.1%63.4%58.3%64.2%61.3%
8th50.0%52.1%51.2%47.7%52.8%50.4%
9th52.2%50.8%51.5%65.3%61.3%63.3%
All Grades57.9%53.8%55.8%54.9%59.7%57.3%
McLeod County11th27.3%53.8%41.7%***
5th90.0%83.3%87.5%***
8th61.1%70.0%64.3%***
9th70.0%80.0%75.0%***
All Grades61.2%69.2%64.8%***
Mahnomen County11th37.5%27.3%32.6%26.3%40.0%34.7%
5th52.2%40.0%44.4%48.4%27.0%36.8%
8th37.9%53.8%45.5%28.0%30.6%29.5%
9th70.0%53.7%60.6%23.3%54.3%40.0%
All Grades50.0%45.0%47.2%32.4%37.7%35.4%
Marshall County11th53.5%55.1%54.3%50.0%52.6%51.5%
5th57.6%45.0%50.7%65.2%51.2%56.3%
8th48.6%55.6%52.1%54.5%59.5%57.3%
9th56.9%51.2%54.3%50.0%45.2%47.9%
All Grades54.3%51.8%53.0%54.0%52.6%53.3%
Martin County11th51.9%51.4%51.6%***
5th61.7%54.8%58.2%***
8th54.5%51.5%53.1%***
9th44.2%55.6%50.2%***
All Grades52.5%53.7%53.1%***
Meeker County11th58.3%53.6%55.8%53.8%54.8%54.2%
5th61.0%56.1%58.4%65.2%56.4%60.9%
8th64.2%63.8%64.0%63.0%64.0%63.5%
9th49.0%53.8%51.6%49.5%59.0%54.5%
All Grades58.5%57.4%57.9%58.5%58.9%58.7%
Mille Lacs County11th48.0%52.4%50.1%49.0%54.5%51.7%
5th51.8%55.6%53.8%65.1%56.9%60.7%
8th55.2%51.9%53.5%52.7%58.6%55.9%
9th51.3%58.3%54.8%45.2%48.1%46.5%
All Grades51.6%54.4%53.0%53.2%55.0%54.1%
Morrison County11th50.8%50.4%50.6%48.2%54.5%51.1%
5th62.3%63.0%62.6%63.8%66.7%65.4%
8th49.1%58.0%53.6%59.0%64.3%61.5%
9th52.6%59.9%56.3%48.6%56.8%52.9%
All Grades53.5%58.0%55.8%54.2%60.6%57.5%
Mower County11th51.7%59.5%56.0%48.7%62.8%56.2%
5th59.5%51.1%55.1%63.6%41.8%52.8%
8th45.3%50.0%47.6%46.1%51.2%48.8%
9th49.2%59.8%54.1%47.3%50.6%49.1%
All Grades51.6%54.3%53.0%51.8%51.0%51.4%
Murray County11th42.1%58.6%49.3%54.1%44.7%49.3%
5th50.0%51.6%50.8%77.1%84.4%80.6%
8th53.8%62.5%57.7%48.8%69.0%57.1%
9th70.6%54.3%62.3%51.4%50.0%50.6%
All Grades54.0%56.7%55.3%57.4%60.3%58.8%
Nicollet County11th59.2%61.8%60.6%***
5th60.0%45.3%53.2%***
8th63.2%63.3%63.2%***
9th60.0%66.7%63.6%***
All Grades60.6%58.9%59.7%***
Nobles County11th56.2%51.2%53.8%53.6%62.7%57.9%
5th54.9%46.4%50.9%52.5%46.5%49.5%
8th46.8%53.8%50.2%47.8%53.3%50.2%
9th50.0%37.0%43.8%46.1%54.8%51.1%
All Grades51.6%46.8%49.3%50.0%53.8%51.9%
Norman County11th46.7%55.2%50.8%53.6%60.9%56.9%
5th65.9%37.5%50.0%41.9%56.5%48.1%
8th57.9%60.0%58.8%52.3%49.1%50.5%
9th59.0%50.0%54.7%45.2%73.3%59.0%
All Grades58.3%48.3%53.3%48.5%58.0%53.2%
Olmsted County11th40.4%52.6%47.4%47.4%56.1%51.8%
5th69.8%56.8%63.2%60.7%56.3%58.5%
8th51.8%62.4%57.3%53.4%57.8%55.6%
9th43.7%54.7%49.2%52.0%58.0%54.8%
All Grades50.4%57.6%54.1%54.2%57.0%55.6%
Otter Tail County11th56.8%54.8%55.8%51.4%58.5%54.9%
5th68.0%55.6%61.2%61.3%54.9%58.2%
8th61.7%57.9%59.8%52.9%63.2%58.7%
9th56.4%49.8%53.2%48.0%51.1%49.6%
All Grades60.3%54.5%57.4%53.5%57.2%55.4%
Pennington County11th37.2%42.0%39.8%***
5th20.0%100.0%38.5%***
8th57.5%53.9%55.8%***
9th40.3%50.0%45.3%***
All Grades45.9%50.3%48.0%***
Pine County11th41.0%40.5%40.7%27.7%40.4%34.5%
5th37.7%40.0%38.8%51.5%51.6%51.5%
8th40.2%43.5%42.0%38.9%47.1%42.9%
9th34.4%48.3%40.9%45.2%44.2%44.7%
All Grades38.1%43.6%40.9%40.6%45.3%43.0%
Pipestone County11th44.1%53.3%48.4%***
5th75.0%56.3%63.5%***
8th66.7%69.7%68.5%***
9th57.6%54.8%56.3%***
All Grades58.3%58.7%58.5%***
Polk County11th55.9%57.9%57.0%46.4%54.9%50.2%
5th70.1%58.3%64.7%61.9%62.4%62.2%
8th54.3%51.7%53.1%57.3%55.6%56.5%
9th48.3%53.1%50.6%43.9%47.6%45.8%
All Grades56.9%55.2%56.1%52.6%55.1%53.8%
Pope County11th48.6%51.5%50.0%54.2%48.6%50.8%
5th71.0%57.5%63.4%71.4%50.0%60.6%
8th46.9%61.0%54.8%65.6%54.8%59.5%
9th41.9%68.9%57.9%44.0%53.3%49.1%
All Grades51.9%60.4%56.6%60.3%51.7%55.6%
Ramsey County11th49.8%54.8%52.3%50.6%54.4%52.4%
5th64.7%59.9%62.3%61.7%56.2%59.1%
8th53.2%57.0%55.0%51.5%58.3%54.8%
9th48.6%56.0%52.1%47.7%58.7%53.0%
All Grades53.9%56.9%55.4%53.3%56.9%55.0%
Red Lake County11th36.0%60.9%47.9%43.5%42.1%42.9%
5th51.9%56.0%53.8%50.0%40.9%46.0%
8th33.3%60.0%45.5%52.2%66.7%59.1%
9th42.3%56.3%50.0%47.6%65.2%56.8%
All Grades41.2%58.0%49.5%48.4%54.1%51.1%
Redwood County11th51.1%42.6%46.3%48.1%43.3%45.6%
5th70.4%62.7%66.7%75.0%71.0%72.7%
8th56.0%54.2%55.0%57.5%58.5%58.0%
9th48.1%47.0%47.5%51.5%68.8%59.8%
All Grades56.7%51.1%53.6%55.3%59.1%57.2%
Renville County11th45.2%45.8%45.5%44.8%65.0%52.3%
5th64.7%42.9%52.6%77.3%68.6%71.9%
8th48.8%60.0%52.9%49.2%50.0%49.6%
9th47.2%58.8%52.9%47.3%47.7%47.5%
All Grades51.4%51.2%51.3%50.2%56.4%53.1%
Rice County11th52.7%63.0%57.6%57.8%63.8%60.7%
5th65.7%63.7%64.7%60.9%55.9%58.4%
8th56.2%63.3%59.8%56.5%64.4%60.4%
9th47.6%56.3%52.2%60.0%61.0%60.5%
All Grades55.4%61.4%58.4%58.8%61.0%59.9%
Rock County11th52.9%53.8%53.4%***
5th61.1%56.7%59.1%***
8th58.1%45.2%51.8%***
9th54.1%63.9%58.9%***
All Grades56.7%54.4%55.6%***
Roseau County11th45.2%37.5%41.2%45.7%54.2%50.8%
5th54.1%50.0%52.0%66.7%51.9%58.6%
8th39.6%56.3%50.0%52.6%46.8%49.7%
9th48.2%59.3%53.8%51.8%50.0%50.8%
All Grades47.5%50.9%49.3%54.6%50.6%52.4%
St. Louis County11th51.9%52.0%51.9%44.3%50.7%47.5%
5th60.5%52.8%56.8%64.7%60.6%62.7%
8th53.6%55.9%54.7%49.2%59.2%54.2%
9th52.0%57.7%54.8%47.0%56.8%51.9%
All Grades54.5%54.8%54.7%51.7%57.1%54.4%
Scott County11th50.4%53.2%51.8%51.9%56.4%54.1%
5th70.3%62.9%66.6%71.1%62.4%66.8%
8th56.7%57.3%57.0%54.0%63.0%58.5%
9th49.4%57.8%53.6%50.5%58.0%54.4%
All Grades56.3%57.7%57.0%57.2%60.1%58.7%
Sherburne County11th52.2%52.9%52.6%49.0%51.8%50.4%
5th67.0%59.7%63.4%64.2%58.0%61.1%
8th51.5%62.5%57.3%49.0%62.5%56.0%
9th53.6%53.6%53.6%43.9%56.3%50.1%
All Grades56.1%57.4%56.8%51.7%57.6%54.7%
Sibley County11th47.3%56.5%51.5%55.0%51.2%53.4%
5th62.3%50.8%56.3%49.2%53.6%51.3%
8th50.8%52.9%51.8%37.5%47.8%42.7%
9th54.8%54.5%54.7%52.6%42.3%47.7%
All Grades53.7%53.6%53.7%48.3%48.6%48.5%
Stearns County11th51.1%57.3%54.1%56.9%62.0%59.4%
5th64.5%51.2%57.7%63.4%61.4%62.4%
8th58.2%56.6%57.4%59.2%59.9%59.5%
9th51.6%59.5%55.6%59.5%61.4%60.4%
All Grades55.8%56.4%56.1%60.0%61.1%60.5%
Steele County11th52.6%57.1%54.8%51.8%61.8%56.6%
5th59.0%41.3%49.4%64.7%59.9%62.3%
8th50.7%55.6%53.0%49.7%64.2%56.8%
9th55.5%59.4%57.4%47.6%63.7%56.0%
All Grades53.2%56.1%54.6%53.7%62.4%58.0%
Stevens County11th59.1%62.5%60.5%58.1%57.6%57.9%
5th56.7%64.1%60.9%63.3%56.8%59.7%
8th70.8%67.4%69.1%67.6%63.4%65.3%
9th64.7%61.2%62.7%42.4%52.4%48.0%
All Grades64.2%64.0%64.1%57.9%57.5%57.7%
Swift County11th36.0%55.3%47.6%***
5th75.0%63.0%69.8%***
8th55.6%57.1%56.3%***
9th50.0%34.6%42.6%***
All Grades56.0%53.2%54.6%***
Todd County11th56.6%54.5%55.8%47.8%52.0%50.0%
5th55.1%55.8%55.5%53.8%57.4%55.7%
8th46.5%51.6%49.0%32.7%45.0%38.7%
9th48.7%48.3%48.5%40.2%58.9%50.0%
All Grades51.6%52.5%52.0%43.3%53.3%48.4%
Traverse County11th38.9%75.0%50.0%***
5th80.0%58.8%66.7%***
8th33.3%75.0%59.0%***
9th54.5%66.7%60.9%***
All Grades48.1%68.9%59.1%***
Wabasha County11th54.7%54.5%54.6%50.7%49.2%50.0%
5th56.3%55.4%55.9%62.1%57.5%59.9%
8th49.0%55.7%52.1%51.8%60.5%56.4%
9th47.1%56.4%51.5%50.9%50.3%50.6%
All Grades51.9%55.4%53.6%54.0%54.7%54.4%
Wadena County11th47.1%54.0%50.4%49.4%53.2%51.1%
5th60.3%42.4%50.3%57.5%52.3%54.9%
8th58.3%51.8%55.3%55.1%44.4%49.4%
9th57.6%61.4%59.3%48.7%54.8%51.4%
All Grades56.1%51.8%54.1%52.8%50.7%51.8%
Waseca County11th47.0%45.0%46.0%50.0%54.3%52.1%
5th70.8%58.9%65.4%62.1%52.9%58.0%
8th64.3%63.3%63.8%50.0%61.7%55.0%
9th48.8%61.1%55.4%52.0%44.3%48.1%
All Grades58.3%57.2%57.8%53.7%52.7%53.2%
Washington County11th55.8%59.6%57.7%52.3%58.9%55.5%
5th69.3%64.3%66.7%67.8%61.4%64.6%
8th59.2%60.1%59.6%59.9%62.8%61.4%
9th53.2%59.6%56.4%54.5%61.2%57.7%
All Grades59.0%60.9%60.0%58.7%61.2%59.9%
Watonwan County11th39.4%42.9%41.3%27.8%38.8%33.0%
5th40.0%30.0%33.3%62.8%51.2%57.1%
8th43.5%50.0%46.3%35.3%46.4%41.7%
9th50.0%33.3%42.9%46.3%37.0%41.4%
All Grades44.5%41.2%42.9%42.3%42.7%42.5%
Wilkin County11th50.0%60.0%54.5%47.5%75.0%57.8%
5th46.2%52.0%49.0%60.0%74.1%66.7%
8th40.0%43.3%41.4%41.2%55.6%48.6%
9th56.9%51.6%54.9%44.7%66.0%56.5%
All Grades49.1%52.1%50.4%47.9%66.4%56.9%
Winona County11th47.7%60.4%54.3%40.8%54.7%47.8%
5th60.0%60.8%60.4%60.7%53.2%57.0%
8th42.9%48.5%45.7%55.1%56.1%55.6%
9th48.9%53.0%51.0%47.5%50.8%49.2%
All Grades49.2%55.0%52.1%50.8%53.6%52.2%
Wright County11th50.5%59.6%55.1%50.1%54.7%52.4%
5th68.9%65.2%67.1%73.8%62.3%67.6%
8th58.7%61.9%60.3%58.6%64.2%61.3%
9th59.6%60.0%59.8%57.1%63.7%60.5%
All Grades59.4%61.6%60.5%59.9%61.4%60.7%
Yellow Medicine County11th51.0%69.0%59.3%46.9%66.7%56.9%
5th62.5%55.0%57.1%44.7%39.1%41.9%
8th50.0%60.0%54.7%55.2%75.0%67.1%
9th37.8%50.0%44.4%47.4%53.3%50.6%
All Grades47.5%58.8%53.4%47.9%57.7%53.2%

About the Indicator:

The Developmental Assets framework was devised by the Search Institute* to identify skills and behaviors that contribute to positive adolescent development. Survey questions were generated and grouped to compose a series of scales to assess such development. For the 2013 Minnesota Student Survey (MSS), questions were added to facilitate analysis of the following scales: Social Competency, Positive Identity, and Empowerment (please visit SUMN.org for additional fact sheets).

The modified Empowerment Scale comprises 3 subsets of a question included on the Minnesota Student Survey as follows:

In general, how does each of the following statements describe you?

  • I feel valued and appreciated by others

  • I am included in family tasks and decisions

  • I am given useful roles and responsibilities

The response options to these statements were, “Not at all or rarely,” “Somewhat or sometimes,” “Very or often,” and “Extremely or almost always.” Students who answered “Very or often” or “Extremely or almost always” for each of the 3 questions are considered by this scale to possess more, or a higher level of, empowerment.

* Note: The Search Institute's Empowerment Scale uses 6 indicators, rather than the 3 used by the MSS.
Items used and adapted with permission from Search Institute (2004). The Developmental Assets Profile. Minneapolis: Author. Copyright © 2004 by Search Institute (www.search-institute.org). All rights reserved.

Data Source: Minnesota Student Survey (MSS)

Description: The MSS is a confidential and anonymous self-administered survey given to students attending Minnesota public, charter and tribal schools. From 1995 to 2010, the survey was administered to students in 6th, 9th, and 12th grades. New in 2013, the survey was administered to students in 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades. Trend data are now only available for 9th graders, and only for survey questions that did not change. Most schools elect to participate in the survey; in 2013, this included 84% of public schools in Minnesota.

Although the data are not presented here, the survey is also administered to area learning centers, juvenile correction facilities and private schools electing to participate.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Education

Geographic Level: State, Region, and County

Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.

Frequency: Data collected and reported every three years

Characteristics: The results of the MSS are also available at a county level. Data Privacy requirements mandate that data is presented in a manner such that no individual student can be identified through the presentation of the results. As part of the Data Privacy practices, the results are also presented in a manner that no individual school district could be identified through the results. Therefore, for counties that have only one school district, the results are not presented. Results are also withheld for counties in which the minimum number for student participation was not met.

The MSS is a “census” of schools, not a sample. The school districts get their own data. Fifth-graders were not asked all substance use questions. Some school districts do not participate, and student participation within the school district can vary widely. These data are self-reported.