Once again, School District No. 83 has partnered with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at UBC to invite students in Grades 5 and 8 to take part in completing the Middle Years Development Instrument. The MDI is a self-report questionnaire that asks children about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in school and in the community. The survey questions align with the BC Ministry of Education’s K-12 curriculum which includes a focus on promoting children’s personal and social competencies.
In previous years, students in Grades 4 and 7 have completed the questionnaire but this year, our district will be inviting students in Grades 5 and 8, so there is not overlap with the administration of the Grade 4 and 7 FSA assessments.
The questionnaire will be administered between January 11th and March 5th, 2021 at your child’s school.
An informed passive consent letter was sent to all parents/guardians of grades 5 and 8 students last week. If you DO NOT wish your child to participate, complete the form attached to the parent letter or contact the project staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the MDI can be found by clicking here.