MDI Essentials

Download these quick, easy-to-digest and share Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) resources to help you gain a better understanding of the MDI, its dimensions, and alignment with other frameworks.

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VIDEO

Created: February 15, 2017

Duration: 00:00:59

MDI Champions Jeff Stromgren and Marna Macmillan explain why they chose to start collecting MDI data in Coquitlam, BC.

Last Updated: April 30, 2020

A companion guide to the MDI reports that provides a description of all of the questions on the MDI, including a description of each measure, how questions are scored, and how the results are presented in reports.

A compilation of two-page, downloadable, PDF summaries of key MDI concepts, including research highlights and ideas for moving to action with MDI results.

PPT

Created: April 1, 2018

Last Updated: August 4, 2020

These MDI 101 PowerPoint slides cover the basics of the MDI and provide the information that audiences new to the MDI need to know with respect to the dimensions of the MDI and the rationale for assessing well-being and assets in middle childhood. Labeled slides are included for you to add your own MDI data.

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Created: April 20, 2021

An overview of the MDI measures that align with frameworks for trauma-informed practice, and information to support the use of MDI to assess and implement trauma-informed practice in different contexts.

A compilation of two-page, downloadable, PDF summaries of key MDI concepts, including research highlights and ideas for moving to action with MDI results.

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