Step-by-Step Guide:

for Survey Administrators

MDI Survey Administrators: Principals, Teachers & School Counsellors

The role of the school’s principal is to support your teachers, school counsellors and other survey administrators to administer the MDI in your school and guide your students through the survey. Your role is critical to the success of the MDI.

Here you will find step-by-step instructions and all the resources you will need to administer the MDI in your school. Your MDI Lead is also available to support you in this process.

HELP’s role is one of consultant and guide. We provide ongoing support and resources to ensure smooth implementation of the MDI and dissemination of results.

MDI Checklist


STEP 1: Book Computer Lab for MDI Administration (survey administration is in Jan/Feb).

STEP 2: Share Survey Administrator Checklist and Teacher/Administrator Letter with teachers administrating the MDI with their students.

STEP 3: Parent Information Letters sent home by end of November (at least 4 weeks before survey administration, not including the winter break).

Use the letters provided by your District


STEP 4: Attend an optional training webinar hosted by HELP on Thur, January 6, 2022 at 3:15PM (PST). A recording of the webinar is available here.  

STEP 5: Review MDI Instructional Survey (depending on what grade your school/school system is doing: Grade 4, 5, 6, 7 and/or 8) and Administration Guide and distribute to teachers.

STEP 6: Set up your password and log into the eMDI website once you receive your login instructions (this is shared in early Jan).


STEP 7: Watch MDI Survey Administration Training Video (~ 5 minutes).

STEP 8: Review your Class Lists and add/delete students as necessary before the Survey Administration (See MDI Administration Guide for detailed instructions).

STEP 9: Administer the MDI: Students complete the survey online.

STEP 10: You did it! Thank you!! Let us know how it went by completing the MDI Feedback Survey.

STEP 11: Your data is coming…get ready at!

Have questions about MDI Implementation?

If you have and questions about implementing the MDI and the various steps along the way. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us.