Impact Study

Statewide 4-H Programs

Evaluation tools are available for use when evaluating select statewide programs. Each tool was specifically developed to capture the impact of the outcomes targeted by that individual program. All staff delivering these programs should plan to facilitate the supporting survey. Issue Team evaluations are not included here as most of the teams have indicated that they plan to manage that data collection through their Issue Team Qualtrics accounts. As a reminder, Issue Teams are encouraged to use the Common Measures tools for their youth work. Please contact your Issue Team Leader for more information.

Common Measures 2.0

In addition to the statewide evaluation tools, 4-H Common Measures 2.0 are also available tools around all three 4-H mission mandate areas (Citizenship, Healthy Living, and Science) and a 4-H Program Experience, and Universal 4-H tool are available for use with younger and older audiences in 4th-8th grades. In addition to these tools, a College and Career Readiness tool designed for 8th-12th grades is also available.

All 4-H Common Measures 2.0 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  statewide program or an Issue Team program use the evaluation designed specifically for that program). A complete listing of resources and tools are available at


Data from these studies will be collected until October 1, 2017. 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.
                  Jessie Bauman
                  114 Ag Hall 
                  Lincoln, NE 68583-0700

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