MDI begins in January

Just a reminder that some of our students will be taking part in the Middle Years Development Instrument MDI). 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 MDI. 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 More information about the MDI can be found by clicking here.