Minnesota Home Language Survey

  • The Minnesota Language Survey is written in English. There are audio and video directions explaining the purpose of the MNLS and how to complete the MNLS in its entirety on the district website. Languages available for instructions include Hmong, Karen, Spanish, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, and English. All families new to the district will complete the MNLS. Enrollment staff must not make assumptions about a student's language background based upon the student’s appearance, last or first name, ethnic background, religious background and/or parent’s language ability or proficiency. To stay in compliance with state and federal law, all students must have a completed language survey on file. The MNLS does not collect information about immigrant status nor does it determine what services students should receive. All information provided by the parent or guardian is confidential and will be used only to provide legally-required data for state records. It is not shared with any staff except those with an educational need for the information.  

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Minnesota Language Survey Audio Files