MDI Administrator Portal

School Board Resources

Find your MDI School Board Administration Resources compiled here by province!

For details on administration, please visit:
Step-by-Step Instructions for School Boards
Step-by-Step Instructions for School Survey Administrators 

If you have any questions about the resources or MDI Administration contact us at mdi@help.ubc.ca

Principal Package

We have compiled a “Principal Package” that you can use in your communication with your school principals.

Introductory Letter Use this email template to help introduce the MDI to your principals
Administrator Checklist Provide this step-by-step checklist to your survey administrators to help guide them through the MDI administration process
Newsletter Announcement Provide this template to schools to include an announcement about the MDI in the school newsletter or school website
Core Competencies Infosheet Provide this to schools to show how the MDI asks children questions related to the BC Ministry of Education’s Personal and Social Competencies and how MDI data can provide a unique approach to understanding children’s social and emotional development and well-being in relation to these competencies

Survey Administrator Package

We have compiled a “Survey Administrator Package” that you can use in your communication with your teachers and principals who will administer the MDI in your schools.

Introductory Letter for Survey Administrators Use this email template to help communicate MDI administration to your teachers and principals
Informed Passive Consent Messaging Use this message template to accompany the MDI Parent Informed Passive Consent Letter when you send it home with your students or email it home to parents/guardians
Administrator Checklist Provide this step-by-step checklist to your survey administrators to help guide them through the MDI administration process
Parent Infosheet Provide this to parents/guardians for an overview of the MDI
MDI Questions Brief Provide to parents/guardians in January for more information on MDI questions

Administration Guide & Instructional surveys 

Administration Guide (EN) Coming Soon

Administration Guide (FR) Coming Soon 

Survey Administrator Letter

Parent Letter

Find your province’s English and translated versions of the parent letter hyperlinked below.
To prepare your parent letters for distribution, please:

1 – place letters on School District letterhead

2 – fill out the highlighted sections which includes the district contact information at the end, as well as the due date on the parent withdrawal form (last page)

3 – keep in mind that parents/guardians must have 4 weeks to withdraw their students before the survey takes place, so we recommend sending the letters as soon as possible in late November/early December to be ready for administration in January/February.

4 – as an on-going effort to help reach Aboriginal families and communities, connect with your district’s Aboriginal Principal and request a word or short phrase in order to insert either a word of welcome or thanks in the language of the Nation whose territory you live and work in that can go at the start or end of the English parent consent letter. If you need assistance please don’t hesitate to contact the HELP MDI Team.

Training Materials

MDI District Administration Training Slides

MDI School Administration Training Slides (Steps to Administration for Teachers and Principals)

These decks have been compressed; if you need access to the full sized version please contact us at mdi@help.ubc.ca

MDI Survey Administration Training Video

Class List Upload

Manual class list upload guide

Webinar

MDI District Administration Training Webinar

MDI Survey Administrator Training Webinar