Evaluation forms should include:
- Statement of the sponsoring division, including identification with VLA. Several versions of the VLA logo are available on the VLA Web site (see under “Publications”), suitable for both print and Web publications.
- Date and location of the event
- A clear explanation of the scale or ranking system used. Five and four are the optimal number of selections on a scaled system.
- Include questions on the following: the speaker, handouts or training materials, facilities/location, and an overall rating
- Indicate space for additional comments. This may be after each item or at the bottom of the sheet.
- Keep the form brief. You are more likely to get a high rate of return on the forms if individuals can quickly complete them, so one-sided is best. Use a rating scale for general impression questions making sure to leave ample space for sections for additional comments either after each question or at the end of the form.
Here are several sample evaluation forms, with a variety of questions and rating scales, that may be modified by VLA groups:
|Evaluation Form Sample 1a (Word)||Evaluation Form Sample 1b (Word)|
|Evaluation Form Sample 2a (Word)||Evaluation Form Sample 2b (Word)|
|Evaluation Form Sample 3a (Word)||Evaluation Form Sample 3b (Word)|