The Me and My School questionnaire (M&MS) is a self-report measure for children aged eight years and above that measures emotional difficulties and behavioural difficulties. Participants respond to each item by selecting one of three options: Never, Sometimes, Always. Total scale scores are created by summing the item scores which results in a possible range of scores of 0–20 for the emotional and 0–12 for the behavioural difficulties scales, a higher score indicating more problems.
The M&MF survey consists of 16 items that students respond to. Each item represents a specific statement related to their emotional and behavioral experiences. Students are asked to rate how often each statement applies to them using a scale of Never, Sometimes, and Always. The scoring of the survey involves assigning numerical values to these response options: Never = 0, Sometimes = 1, and Always = 2. However, one item ("I am calm") is reverse scored, with Never = 2, Sometimes = 1, and Always = 0.
The first 10 items make up the Emotional Difficulties subscale, and items 11-16 make up the Behavioural Difficulties subscale.