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Military Student Identifier

Identification of Military-Connected Students Overview

With the adoption of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), military-connected students are now recognized as a distinct subgroup, including students with a parent who is a member of the Armed Forces (defined in section 101(a)(1)(4) of title 10, United States Code) on active duty (as defined in section 101(d)(5) of such title. 

Over 80% of military-connected pupils attend US public schools. Students with parents/guardians who serve full-time in the military move and change schools frequently. In addition, they experience separations from a parent/guardian due to their parent’s service to the U.S. Military. The Military Student Identifier (MSI) provides educators with critical information to personalize attention to military-dependent children. 

Completing the identification materials during registration allows New Mexico localities to maintain reliable and accurate data for potential grant funding and to receive services to meet the needs of uniformed services-connected students.

Learn more about the ESSA and the Military-Connected Students Tag.

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