The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in Grades 4 through 8 about their thoughts, feelings and experiences in school and in the community.
The MDI questionnaire is slightly different for each age group. For example, it has 77 questions for Grades 4 and 5 and 101 questions for Grades 6, 7, and 8, with additional questions focusing on Self-Awareness, Perseverance, Assertiveness, and Citizenship and Social Responsibility.
We encourage parents and caregivers to view the questionnaires. Some families use questions from the MDI to help guide conversations about the child’s feelings and experiences in school and in the community. Some of the questions on the MDI might be on topics that are new to children and therefore might cause them to ask their parents, caregivers or teachers questions about these topics. To provide more information and background about the kinds of questions that are on the MDI we have also created an MDI Questions Brief.
BC MDI Questionnaires
|MDI Grade 4/5 Questionnaire (PDF)||MDI Grade 6/7/8 Questionnaire (PDF)|
Other MDI Questionnaires
MDI Canada sites, including school boards in Northwest Territories, Yukon, Ontario, and Nova Scotia, may use slightly different MDI questionnaires. Please contact Maddison Spenrath to learn more about MDI Canada.
Independent schools in British Columbia may use slightly different MDI questionnaires. Please contact the MDI Implementation Team directly at email@example.com if you have any questions about Independent school participation and questionnaires.