MDI MIDDLE YEARS DEVELOPMENT INSTRUMENT MDI A self-report questionnaire completed by children in Grade 4 and Grade 7 measuring areas of development strongly linked to
well-being, health and academic achievement. A self-report questionnaire At the Quarry by Ben Seidelman - Flickr CC Attribution Completed in Grade 4 and Grade 7 Computer Lab 4th Grade by Woodleywonderworks - Flickr CC Attribution Measures areas of development strongly
linked to well-being Engineering Camp by Texas A&M University - Flickr CC Attribution was developed through A collaborative process, involving scientific experts, teachers, community members, etc. MDI PARTICIPATION 2009/10 3,042
Annual Breakdown Grade Grade 7 4 3,042 Total to 3,042 date: MDI
Total to 43,099 date: MDI Why is it important? Birth Adolescence Early
Childhood Middle Childhood TIMELINE OF DEVELOPMENT Middle childhood is a transitional time Cognitively Socially Academically Physically Field Trip by Daniel O'Neil - Flickr CC Attribution
MDI Focus Development of the Whole Child Hike by Daniel ONeil - Flickr CC Attribution Childrens Voices UPHOLDING THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
Article 12: Children have a right to give their opinion and be listened to by the adults around them MDI FOCUS Development of the Whole Child Perspectives of children Relationships are seen as central Multiple contexts 5 DIMENSIONS OF THE MDI
Social & Emotional Development Physical Health & Well-Being Connectedn ess
Use of After-School Time School Experience s Well-Being Index Happiness Health Optimism
Self-esteem Low sadness High Well-Being (Thriving) Medium to High Well-Being Low Well-Being Children who are reporting positive responses on at least 4 of the 5 measures of well-being. Children who are reporting no negative
responses, and fewer than 4 positive responses. Children who are reporting negative responses on at least 1 measure of well-being. Assets Index Adult Relationships Peer Relationships
Nutrition and Sleep After-School Activities School Experiences Not Reported Publicly
Number of Assets Assets & Well-Being: How are they related? As the number of assets in childrens environments increase, so to does their well-being. % Experiencing Well-Being
compared to Population-based Health Survey Population-based Health Survey Early Years (Kindergarten) Middle Years (Gr 4 & Gr 7) Teacher Report Child Self Report
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