Consolidate Feedback with Online Evaluation Forms

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You’ve likely encountered evaluation forms several times during your education and your career. They’re used to give feedback and improve future performance. Evaluation forms are used widely in education, sports, workplaces, and more. 

Using online forms for evaluations streamlines and simplifies the process of providing feedback to individuals and teams. When you’re in a position to conduct a review, you can use an online evaluation form to easily rate performance with a variety of scales and other question types. Online evaluation forms allow evaluators to consolidate all of the collected information in one place for reference and benchmarking purposes. 

Let’s take a deeper look at online evaluation forms.

Used in many settings, an evaluation form is a tool to give feedback about performance. The form can be used with individuals or groups to appraise or review strengths and weaknesses, execution of job requirements, and progress toward goals. Evaluation forms may be used for several reasons, such as assessment of goal progress, annual reviews, or discussion of improvements.

An evaluation form is different from a feedback form in that you send a feedback form to request opinions and thoughts about a product, service, or business—you’re requesting an evaluation from someone else. You use an evaluation form to assess performance and provide constructive feedback with the intent of improving the future performance of someone else. Proper feedback is a key component of personal and professional development and has a meaningful impact on the employee experience.

Employee assessments oftentimes take the form of performance reviews, including 360-degree feedback, employee self-assessments, team performance, skills assessments, manager effectiveness evaluation, promotion readiness, career development, and more. 

In each type of employee evaluation form, you are providing feedback to the employee or team about their performance over a certain period. This information can be used for setting goals, scheduling training, and monitoring progress in an employee’s role and responsibilities.

When used in regular cycles, such as in annual reviews, you can benchmark and set goals based on the collected review data and trends in progress.

An employee evaluation form should include information such as the following: 

  • Name
  • Department
  • Manager name
  • Rating scales
    • Job knowledge
    • Work quality
    • Initiative
    • Communication
    • Dependability
  • Goals
  • Comments

These are basic suggestions and should be augmented with job-specific rating scales.

In education, evaluation forms are used to assess teacher or professor performance. Administrators use teacher evaluation forms regularly in a way that’s similar to employee evaluations, frequently after observing them during a lesson. Some teachers distribute evaluation forms to students to gauge how students feel about their teacher’s performance.

Teacher evaluation forms may include Likert scale questions such as:

Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements:

  1. The teacher demonstrates knowledge of the subject matter beyond the textbook being used.

⬜ Strongly agree ⬜ Agree ⬜ Neither agree nor disagree ⬜ Disagree ⬜ Strongly disagree

  1. The teacher is able to address student questions with appropriate knowledge.

⬜ Strongly agree ⬜ Agree ⬜ Neither agree nor disagree ⬜ Disagree ⬜ Strongly disagree

  1. The teacher demonstrates an ability to guide students at their own learning speeds.

⬜ Strongly agree ⬜ Agree ⬜ Neither agree nor disagree ⬜ Disagree ⬜ Strongly disagree

  1. The teacher encourages students to participate in lessons.

⬜ Strongly agree ⬜ Agree ⬜ Neither agree nor disagree ⬜ Disagree ⬜ Strongly disagree

Continuing education through training courses helps keep employees informed and updated on new technological advances, procedures, and other necessary skills. Training may be provided by managers, guest speakers, webinars, etc. Training evaluation forms are used to measure the effectiveness of your training sessions and identify areas for improvement in future training.

Training evaluation forms should include information such as:

  • Training title
  • Instructor name
  • Rating scale questions
    • Instructor effectiveness
    • Relevance of subject matter
    • Course organization
    • Instructor enthusiasm
    • Encouragement to participate
    • Effective use of time
    • Amount of new material learned
  • Comments

You may want to include course-specific questions as well.

Human resources departments can send interview evaluation (also known as candidate evaluation) forms to find out how job applicants felt about the recruiting and interview process after its completion. The information can be used to enhance and refine the processes.

Example questions for interview evaluation forms include:

  1. How satisfied were you with the overall recruitment process?

⬜ Very satisfied ⬜ Satisfied ⬜ Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied ⬜ Dissatisfied ⬜ Strongly dissatisfied

  1. How prepared were the interviewers?

⬜ Very prepared ⬜ Somewhat prepared ⬜ Neither prepared nor unprepared ⬜ Somewhat unprepared ⬜ Very unprepared

  1. How clear were the interviewers in describing the role and responsibilities?

⬜ Very clear ⬜ Somewhat clear ⬜ Neither clear nor unclear ⬜ Somewhat unclear ⬜ Very unclear

  1. Did the interviewers give you enough time to ask questions during the interview?

⬜ Yes ⬜ No

  1. What was the outcome of your interview?

⬜ Your company extended an offer, and I accepted.

⬜ Your company extended an offer, but I declined.

⬜ I declined to move forward in the process prior to an offer being extended.

⬜ Your company did not make an offer.

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Regardless of the type of evaluation, you need to perform, you’ll benefit from creating your evaluation form online. Online forms make it easy to record and retrieve information to be used during an in-person, online evaluation meeting, or review.

Ensure that your evaluation form is simple to use, especially if you’re creating it for others to utilize. State directions clearly at the beginning of the evaluation and consider questions carefully to be certain that others using the form know exactly what information is being asked for in each question or item. 

Your language should be simple and concise, so each person using the evaluation form will interpret the items in a similar manner.

Rating scales are a good way to make your evaluation forms easy to understand and ensure consistency between evaluations. 

A Likert scale (also called a satisfaction scale), for example, asks a closed-ended question and provides five or seven answers on a scale that ranges from extremely negative to extremely positive. 

We provided examples of rating scales above, and here are a few more:

  1. How helpful was the content presented at today’s training session?

⬜ Extremely helpful ⬜ Very helpful ⬜ Somewhat helpful ⬜ Not so helpful ⬜ Not at all helpful

  1. On a scale of 1–10, how would you rate the effectiveness of today’s presenter?

Use a slider or a dropdown for the respondent to indicate their answer.

  1. Based on what you hoped to learn from this training course, how well did we meet your needs?
  • Extremely well= 10
  • Very well= 8
  • Well= 6
  • Not bad = 5
  • Bad = 3
  • Not at all = 0

The first question uses a Likert scale, the second a number scale, and the third a combination of numbers and words (and is unbalanced).

Not all aspects of an evaluation can be addressed in multiple-choice or rating scale questions. There are times when the person completing the evaluation form needs space to include their own thoughts, opinions, and observations. This adds the human touch to an evaluation. Include open answer fields for text input.

Open-ended questions based on our training example can be:

  1. What goals have you set for Nora for the next year?
  1. Please provide any additional comments regarding Nora’s performance this year.

Include important information such as name, employment anniversary date, evaluation period, department, and any other facts you deem relevant for identification at the beginning of the evaluation form.

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