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MDI School District and Community Reports are online!

We are excited to announce that MDI School District and Community Reports for 2015/2016 are now available online. Please visit the MDI School District & Community Reports page to view reports from those BC school districts that have participated in this year’s project as well as in the past.

In addition, we have updated A Guide to Understanding Your MDI Results. This MDI companion resource was developed to support the interpretation and application of MDI results for schools and communities. The Guide provides an opportunity for users to explore the dimensions of the MDI – their importance in child development and how they are measured with the MDI - in an in-depth way. We encourage you to refer to the guide it as you explore your reports. Slide decks outlining key highlights from district/community results in an easy-to-present format will be available by the end of May.

The MDI team would like to extend its warmest appreciation to the students, teachers, and administrators who made this project possible. Thank you for your participation.


Video: MDI Reports 2015: Insights and Information Webinar

MDI Reports 2015: Insights and Information. This webinar took place on june 3rd, 2015.

This year’s reports include an expanded set of results which include comparisons to the average of all participating school districts. These are exciting new changes that will offer increased value and new insights. Another new addition this year is "A Guide to Understanding your MDI Results", which includes definitions of terms used, a detailed explanation of scoring and a list of academic literature related to child well-being. Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, the MDI’s developer and HELP’s Interim Director, and Jennifer Fox, HELP’s Community Engagement Coordinator, walk through these updates and offer valuable insight into how you can move to action with your MDI results. To view reports for individual communities, please visit the MDI Maps & Data page.


Latest MDI Reports are now available!

HELP is excited to announce that the latest Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) reports are now available. To date, over 33,000 grade 4 and grade 7 students in BC have completed the MDI, providing invaluable insight into the thoughts, feelings and experiences of children both inside and outside of school.

This year’s reports include an expanded set of results which include comparisons to the average of all participating school districts. These are exciting new changes that will offer increased value and new insights. Another new addition this year is A Guide to Understanding your MDI Results, which includes definitions of terms used, a detailed explanation of scoring and a list of academic literature related to child well-being.

To view the reports, please visit the MDI Maps & Data page. Please don't hesitate to contact Jennifer Fox if you have any questions about the MDI or your reports. As well, we would love to hear from you. What do you like about the new reports? What don't you like? What can we improve? Your feedback is always welcome.


Register today! MDI Reports 2015: Insights and Information webinar - June 3

HELP is excited to announce that the latest Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) reports are now available. To date, over 33,000 grade 4 and grade 7 students in BC have completed the MDI, providing invaluable insight into the thoughts, feelings and experiences of children both inside and outside of school.

This year’s reports include an expanded set of results which include comparisons to the average of all participating school districts. These are exciting new changes that will offer increased value and new insights. Another new addition this year is A Guide to Understanding your MDI Results, which includes definitions of terms used, a detailed explanation of scoring and a list of academic literature related to child well-being.

A webinar has been scheduled for June 3 (3:30-4:15) to discuss the improvements made to this year’s reports and to offer some time and space for a question and answer period.  Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, the MDI’s developer and HELP’s Interim Director, and Jennifer Fox, HELP’s Community Engagement Coordinator, will walk you through the changes and offer valuable insight into how you can move to action with your MDI results.  This webinar is an excellent opportunity ...

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Video: Children's Well-Being in their Middle Years Webinar

Thank you to all who participated in the Children's Well-Being in their Middle Years: New Research Highlights webinar, which took place on April 23rd, 2015.

The fourth and final web event in the HELP and Success by 6 Winter Webinar Series, this webinar focused on the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI).  Joseph Dunn, Provincial Director, Success by 6 BC, and Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Interim Director at HELP and Principal Investigator of the Middle Years Development Instrument, provided insight about the social and emotional lives of children both inside and outside of school as well as information about how to use the data to move to action.


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