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Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI) Questionnaire

December 02, 2021

School District No. 57 (SD57) is committed to empowering all students where they are proud, confident, and engaged lifelong learners. Wellness - one of our Board of Education's priorities over the next five years - is where schools are culturally safe, caring, inclusive communities, where all students thrive with an emphasis on mental health, physical health and well-being for students, staff, and families.  

SD57 has partnered with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia to measure and promote children's social and emotional development, health, well-being, and assets through the Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI). The MDI is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in middle childhood about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. The MDI is the first survey of its kind to gather information about the lives of children both in school, in the home and in the community, from their own perspective. 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 SD57 grades 5 and 8 students are invited to complete the MDI during class time between January 11, 2022, and February 28, 2022. 

More information is available: 

Grade 4/5 questionnaire sample  

Grade 7/8 questionnaire sample 

MDI Parent FAQ 

If you don't want your child to participate, choose ONE of the options below: 

  • Contact your child's teacher 
  • Fill out the withdrawal form (LINK) at the end of the parent/guardian informed passive consent letter sent to you in November/December from your school 
  • Email the MDI project staff at mdi@help.ubc.ca. 


School District No. 57

2100 Ferry Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L 4R5 Phone: (250) 561-6800 |Phone: 1-800-256-7857 |Fax: (250) 561-6801 | Email: monitors@sd57.bc.ca The School District No. 57 Corporate Administrative Office is open to the public for in-person services. We continue to observe COVID-19 pandemic public health protocols, so please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer upon your arrival. Contact the Central Administrative Office by phone at 250-561-6800, or by email at monitors@sd57.bc.ca with any questions you may have. We respectfully acknowledge that School District No. 57 resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band and the Simpcw First Nation. It is our honour to walk alongside our indigenous communities in educating our students.