• Educators, parents, students, and others can report suspected incidents of cheating or other improper or unethical behavior on statewide assessments to MDE by using an online “tip line,” sending an email, or calling MDE. If the report is submitted anonymously, MDE will not respond in writing. Depending on the nature of each report and the amount of information provided, MDE will follow up with the district to investigate alleged irregularities.

    Links to the Test Security Tip Line are available on each of the Statewide Testing sections of the MDE website:

    To submit a report by email, contact mde.testing@state.mn.us. To report a test security incident by phone, call 651-582-8512.

    MDE takes test security practices and policies seriously and encourages any individual with firsthand knowledge of a test security concern to contact MDE.

    Individuals who have concerns about test security practices are encouraged to raise their concerns with their District Assessment Coordinator or the district’s legal counsel before contacting MDE.