About Us

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University Survey and Assessment Services (USAS) is a unit within Institutional Analysis. Our diverse specialty areas include survey research and data collection, student rating of teaching, and K-12 and homeschool assessments.

Dynamic solutions

We work to understand your goals and apply the best and most recent technologies and practices to meet all your needs.

Quality outcomes

Our expert Project Managers and staff ensure the work is always done accurately and efficiently.


Our breadth and depth of services are used by hundreds of University departments and numerous external organizations and communities to collect quality information that meets a diverse set of needs.

Trusted and Secure

Security is our top priority. All of our staff are trained on HIPAA and FERPA regulations and many have worked with IRB's with varying research designs.



Our Services

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Surveys, Data Collection and Evaluation

We use a variety of innovative ways to contact participants and collect data, from longitudinal to multi-mode projects and studies. We offer mail, phone, and web-based surveys. As the business owners of Qualtrics, we take pride in our breadth and depth of Qualtrics knowledge. Our programmers can assist you with everything from determining feasibility and functionality options, quality checking surveys before they launch, or simply bridging the gap between do-it-yourself and advanced level survey programming.

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Focus Groups

Whether you need help with recruiting and discussion guides, or just need someone to facilitate the discussion and take notes, we can help! Our team of Project Managers have been expertly trained by Richard Krueger, who is an internationally recognized authority on focus group interviewing.

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Homeschool Testing

Our dedicated homeschool testing website will walk you through the MN homeschool testing process step-by step.

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K-12 Testing

We offer a variety of achievement, ability, and career inventory assessment services which can be purchased by any K-12 public, private, or charter school or district. Thousands of schools across Minnesota have utilized our services.

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Scantron Course Exams

We offer Exam answer sheet scanning with a guaranteed 24 hour turnaround and a variety of reporting options.

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Gradescope Scanning Services

Instructors and students are busy! We utilize our industrial strength scanner to save them time. We remove staples and scan written paper exams or homework assignments into PDF for instructors who use Gradescope, or who would like PDF copies of written material.

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Canvas Quiz Building

Ideal for remote learning, we can convert your existing tests and exams into online Canvas Quizzes, allowing instructors and academic technologists to spend time on the course or with students.

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Student Rating of Teaching

We oversee online and paper-based SRT administration and reporting for the Crookston, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses, and online SRTs for the Duluth campus.

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