Employee Resources: Impact Study

Nebraska 4-H Impact Studies

Signature Outcome Team - Statewide Programs

Evaluation tools are available for use when evaluating all statewide programs. Each tool was specifically developed to capture the impact of the outcomes targeted by that program. All staff administering the 10-hour signature outcome programs should plan to facilitate the supporting survey. These surveys can also be used to evaluate programs in addition to the 10-hour program that target the outcome of the current strategic plan.

Common Measures

Newly released National 4-H Common Measures are now available for use! Tools around all three mission mandate areas (Citizenship, Healthy Living, and Science) and a Universal 4-H tool are available for younger and older audiences (4-7th grade and 8-12th grade youth). All 4-H Common Measures tools are designed to be administered post-program. If these tools are a fit for your 4-H programming efforts, please use! (However, if you're administering a 10 hour program use the evaluation designed specifically for that program). Please send completed surveys and cover sheet to the State 4-H office! A logic model, reference table, item listing, and printable tools are available at 4-H.org/commonmeasures. (Contact Jill or Jessie with Questions.  Electronic links are available upon request.)

Impact on Post-Secondary Education

The Post-Secondary Education study is designed to build a baseline for reporting the impact 4-H had on participant's post-secondary choices. This survey will be administered in the spring to the previous springs graduates.  State 4-H office will be distributing this survey via e-mail to all students with a valid email address in our system (approximately 65% of our 12 grade participants provide an email address).

If you already have a process for administering the survey directly to your 4-Her's, we encourage you to do so. However, please notify the State 4-H office that you have done this to eliminate double surveying of some youth.


Data from these studies will be collected until October 1, 2015. Please review the Collection Guidelines before administering the survey. Youth can complete any of these surveys online through the use of custom web-links, or the surveys can be printed and completed on paper. If completed on paper, mail the completed surveys and a completed cover sheet to the state 4-H office.

Resources needed to conduct evaluations can be found in the table below. There you will find collection guidelines, a program cover sheet, parent and youth letters (we still have a waiver for consent meaning no signature is required, these letters provide information and details regarding the study), and the various evaluation instruments.


Nebraska 4-H Impact Study
Description PDF DOC Survey Links
2015 Collection Guidelines 2015 Collection Guidelines    
Collection Cover Sheet & Confidentiality Agreement 2015 Collection Cover Sheet    
Parent / Guardian Letter 2015 Program Impact Parent-Guardian Letter-Approved    
Youth Assent Letter 2015 Program Impact Youth Assent Letter- Approved    
Ag Literacy      
2015 AgCiting Science 2015 AgCiting Science Instrument 2015 AgCiting Science Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015aglit
2015 AgCiting Science - Teacher Instrument     http://go.unl.edu/2015aglitteacher
2015 Ag Literacy Festival - Teacher Instrument 2015 Ag Literacy Festival - Teacher Instrument 2015 Ag Literacy Festival - Teacher Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015aglitfestivalteacher
Animal Science      
2015 Animals Inside and Out  2015 Animals Inside and Out Instrument 2015 Animals Inside and Out Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015anisci
2015 Animals Inside and Out - Teacher Instrument 2015 Animals Inside and Out - Teacher Instrument 2015 Animals Inside and Out - Teacher Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015anisciteacher
Career Development/College Readiness      
2015 Connecting the Dots 2015 Connecting the Dots Instrument 2015 Connecting the Dots Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015career
Community Engagement      
2015 We the People 2015 We the People Instrument 2015 We the People Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015wethepeople
2015 Focus on Citizenship 2015 Focus on Citizenship Instrument 2015 Focus on Citizenship Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015focusoncit
2015 7 Habits  2015 7 Habits Instrument 2015 7 Habits Instrument http://go.unl.edu/20157habits
2015 7 Habits - Follow Up 2015 7 Habits - Follow Up Instrument 2015 7 Habits - Follow Up Instrument http://go.unl.edu/20157habitsfollowup
Healthy Living      
2015 Healthy Living  2015 Healthy Living Instrument 2015 Healthy Living Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015healthyliving
2015 Healthy Living
(for younger audiences)
2015 Healthy Living Instrument - Yes/No Scale 2015 Healthy Living Instrument- Yes/No Scale http://go.unl.edu/2015healthylivingyn
2015 Science - Outdoor Skills 2015 Outdoor Skills Instrument 2015 Outdoor Skills Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015outdoorskills
2015 Science - Robotics 2015 Robotics Instrument 2015 Robotics Instrument http://go.unl.edu/2015robotics