Project Interview Evaluation
Evaluator’s Worksheet – Livestock Projects
Exhibitor Club Date
Circle Score Assigned
1. Attainable, realistic, measurable. 3 2 1
At the beginning of the project, what did you want to do and learn?
2. Ability to recognize successes, progress, accomplishments. 3 2 1
How did the project go? What was most satisfying, interesting, rewarding, or exciting?
Did you accomplish what you had hoped?
3. Ability to identify and describe areas that need improvement. 3 2 1
Did you run into any problems? How were problems solved? Where did you get help?
How did solving problems help you personally? If you could do it again, what would
you do differently?
4. Animal Cleanliness and Health 3 2 1
Animal is clean and healthy as a result of sound management. Questions from project
manual: What did you learn when you.…? How did you do….?
5. Animal Performance
Market animals: Results from the 4-H Market Livestock Evaluation System. Includes 3 2 1
lean yield, usefulness to the industry, average daily gain, and quality grade. Specific ques-
tions may be asked about project work and how it relates to card information and records.
All other animals: Questions on their project work and how it relates to information in
6. Exhibitor participation in learning activities and experiences.
Group meetings, special activities, camps, contests, trips, tours, field days, companion 3 2 1
projects, sales, etc. (anything)
What did you learn? How have you shared with others what you learned? What did
you and your club do to benefit others in your community?
7. Story and/or Report
Story: Who? What? When? Where? How? 3 2 1
Report: What is the most important part of your report? How would you apply the
information in your report?
8. Project Manual
Questions about any completed sections of the project manual. 3 2 1
9. Is the presenter clean and neat, and wearing safe and appropriate clothing? 3 2 1
Is the exhibit neat and clearly presented?
10. Member Self-Evaluation and Plans
Will you take this project again? Why/why not? What help do you need? 3 2 1
What plans do you have for next year?
Average Score (divide by 10)
Scoring scale: 3 = excellent, 2 = average, 1 = needs improvement
Suggested awards: Blue = 2.6 and above, Red = 2.5 to 1.5, White 1.4 and below
4-H Project Interview Evaluation scores are a result of performance; charts and records are filled
the discussion between member and interviewer, out adequately.
reflections of the member, records prepared by the White: Vague understanding of project animal’s
member and observation of animal(s) including any performance; charts and records may be
testing results. incomplete or filled out improperly.
6. Blue: Active participation at a variety of learning
activities and events including those outside
1. Blue: Attainable, realistic, specific, measurable project area (e.g. Community Pride).
goals. Red: Participation in some learning activities and
Red: General, broad goals that are not very events including two outside the project
realistic, attainable or measurable. area.
White: Very vague, general, or unrealistic goals. White: Participation in a minimum of learning
2. Blue: Demonstrates an excellent understanding of activities and events with one or none
progress, successes, and accomplishments. outside the project area; minimum
Red: Demonstrates a good understanding of requirements met.
progress, successes, and accomplishments. 7. Blue: Illustrated photos, story, and/or report
White: Very vague understanding of progress, indicate thoughtfulness, thoroughness, and
successes, and accomplishments. application of learning.
3. Blue: Demonstrates an excellent ability to identify Red: Illustrated photos, story, and/or report are
and describe personal or project challenges, above average thoughtfulness, thoroughness,
and indicates how problems were managed and application of learning.
or resolved. White: Illustrated photos, story, and/or report are
Red: Demonstrates a good ability to identify and brief and lack depth.
describe personal or project weakness, and 8. Blue: Required work completed during the year
indicates how problems were managed or and evidence of in-depth understanding and
White: Very vague, has difficulty recognizing Red: Required work completed during the year
challenges and identifying solutions. and above average understanding and
Knowledge/Skills White: Required work completed but with little
4. Blue: Indication of a specific program for project work or effort, and average understanding
animal’s health and cleanliness. and application.
Red: Indication of some kind of program for
project animal’s health and cleanliness. Exhibitor/Exhibit
White: Very vague about program with little 9. Blue: Clean, neat, and appropriate clothing.
knowledge of animal health program. Red: Appearance is mediocre.
5. Blue: Demonstrates excellent knowledge and White: Appearance needs attention.
understanding of project animal’s 10. Blue: Has made plans for the future, recognizes
performance; appropriate charts and records reasons for plans, and help needed.
are complete. Red: Has plans and some understanding of the
Red: Demonstrates good knowledge and planning process.
understanding of project animal’s White: Very few plans and/or unsure.
Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, Acts of May 8 and
June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Charlotte V. Eberlein, Interim
Director of Cooperative Extension System, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844. The University of
Idaho provides equal opportunity in education and employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national
origin, gender, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran, as required by state and federal laws.