Does your program serve children, youth or adults in the area of civic responsibility and engagement, leadership, life skills, nutrition, physical activity, parenting, positive youth development, risky behavior, science, school climate, technology or workforce preparation? Have you ever spent valuable time searching for the best evaluation measures available for your program? The resources in the EVALUATE section have been vetted and reviewed by experts in the fields of evaluation and youth development.  Try our Searchable Database of Evaluation Instruments for easy-to-use identification of valid and reliable measures. In addition to previewing the items within the measure, you can also access relevant information including psychometrics and citations. We’ve done the leg work, so you don’t have to!


  • Review and access CYFAR Approved and Required Common Measures
  • Review and access over 150 evaluation instruments vetted for youth development programming
  • Use our Searchable Database to refine your search
books and magnifying glass In this section, explore our extensive list of evaluation instruments, vetted specially for programs addressing youth development.
Resource What It Offers
CYFAR Common Measures These instruments have been specially vetted and approved for CYFAR SCP Grantees.  Not a CYFAR grantee?  These resources are available to the general public, too!
Searchable Database of Evaluation Instruments Search over 150 available instruments by a range of search criteria, including construct area, reading level, and target audience.