MDI Survey

The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is coming to Central in January/February!

School District 61 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 Middle Years Development Instrument (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.

Grade Grade 6 students will be invited to complete the MDI during class time between:

January 11th and February 28th, 2022.

For more information and to view the questionnaires:

Parent FAQs:

See these PDF files below for more information:


ParentGuardian Informed Passive Consent Letter 2021

If you don’t want your child to participate, please contact your child’s teacher, fill out the withdrawal form at the end of the parent/guardian informed passive consent letter, or contact the MDI project staff at