The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) - Grade 8

Dear Parents and Guardians of Students in Grades 8,

The Richmond School District has partnered with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at UBC to invite students to take part in completing the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI).  The MDI is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in Grades 4 to 8 about their thoughts, feelings and experiences in school and in the community. The survey questions align with the BCMinistry of Education’s K-12 curriculum which includes a focus on promoting children’s personal and social competencies.

The questionnaire will be administered on Feb 24th.


For more information and to view the questionnaires: is external)                                               

Parent FAQs:         is external)


Please see the attached informed passive consent letter for more information about your child’s participation in the MDI. Please complete the form and hand it to the office if you DO NOT wish your child to participate, or contact the project staff at The MDI is voluntary; your child can choose whether they would like to complete the questionnaire.