I am a teacher who believes in the value of Project Based Learning so many of my units end with a major project of some sort, however it can be a challenge when I have group summative assessment. Students who do not pull their weight poses a challenge--even with assigned roles--and then one person is left with the majority of the work, so prior to beginning a project students create a “Group Contract” so that everyone is held accountable.
This contract can be used in one of two ways: at the start of each semester if students are already in table groups or at the start of each group project...both ways work.
This document functions as a template/ handout that students should fill out. Each highlighted portion in the contract is a question that I want the group to provide a collaborative response for, if it is not highlighted then that portion is not negotiable (*or can be changed at teacher's discretion).
This document is completely editable. Enjoy!