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 (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, 2013. 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
2014 Collection Guidelines 2014 Collection Guidlines    
Collection Cover Sheet & Confidentiality Agreement 2014 Collection Cover Sheet    
Parent / Guardian Letter 2014 Program Impact Parent-Guardian Letter-Approved    
Youth Assent Letter 2014 Program Impact Youth Assent Letter- Approved    
2014 Ag Literacy 2014 Ag Literacy Instrument 2014 Ag Literacy Instrument
2014 Career Development/College Readiness 2014 Career Development/College Readiness Instrument 2014 Career Development/College Readiness Instrument
2014 Community Engagement 2014 Community Engagement Instrument 2014 Community Engagement Instrument
2014 Healthy Living 
(10 hour program)
2014 Healthy Living Instrument 2014 Healthy Living Instrument
2014 Healthy Living
(for younger audiences)
2014 Healthy Living Instrument - Yes/No Scale 2014 Healthy Living Instrument- Yes/No Scale
2014 Science - Animal Science 2014 Science- Animal Science Instrument 2014 Science- Animal Science Instrument
2014 Science - Outdoor Skills 2014 Science - Outdoor Skills Instrument 2014 Science - Outdoor Skills Instrument
2014 Science - Robotics 2014 Science - Robotics Instrument 2014 Science - Robotics Instrument
2014 7 Habits Survey 2014 7 Habits Survey Instrument 2014 7 Habits Survey Instrument