The Minnesota Department of Education assigns a student ID to every student as their primary means of identification for reporting attendance and demographic information to the state. Once student MARSS IDs (also known as Student State IDs - SSIDs) are entered in jmc Office, users can validate them with the MDE Student Validation System to ensure all of your students are ready for state reporting.

To validate student IDs for all students or specific grade levels, log in to jmc Office and head to Minnesota > Student State IDs > Student State IDs (SSID) File.

Step One: Select "All" or a specific grade level from the "Select the grade level" drop-down list to validate student state IDs in bulk.

Helpful Tip: Need to acquire new SSIDs or to validate an SSID for an individual student? Check out the MDE website Student ID System.

Step Two: Click the "Check Errors" button to identify incomplete or inaccurate records listed on the Validation Summary page and fix any errors by heading to the View Student page.

Step Three: Repeat until you are error free to ensure an accurate SSID file.

Step Four: Click the "Create File" button to download a TXT file of students and their SSID numbers.

Step Five: Upload the SSID file to the MDE's Student Validation System to ensure all MARSS IDs are correct.

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