Are student survey responses private or public data?
The Teacher Tenure Act outlines the process for Development, Evaluation, and Peer Coaching in MN Statute 122A.41; Subd. 5. In paragraph 12 of this section, it states that "Data on individual teachers generated under this subdivision are personnel data under section 13.43". An employee's performance evaluation data is not public data as defined by this statute. Therefore, individual teacher data gathered as part of the evaluation process is considered private data including student engagement surveys and responses.