Common Measures is helping 4‑H continually improve programs so that we can reach even more young people with a life-changing 4‑H experience.
The National 4‑H Common Measures instruments are designed to assess the impacts of 4‑H programs in science, healthy living, civic engagement, college/career readiness, and universal positive youth development.
Please note that the tools are approved for use with 4‑H youth programs only. 4‑H staff and volunteers are encouraged to use the instruments to evaluate the impacts of your local program to make data-driven programming decisions and report program impacts to local stakeholders.
Common Measures can be accessed by 4‑H staff through the log-in below. For all other questions, please contact the Common Measures team at 4HCommonMeasures@fourhcouncil.edu.
The goals of Common Measures are to:
Identify a common core of youth outcomes and indicators which can be used to improve programs
Provide a process for assessment and report from a national data base
Provide state 4 H programs with resources to assist them in the planning of local, state-wide and regional evaluations