Here's a way to make group projects more engaging and meaningful for your students. This toolkit includes a project evaluation form for four-person groups on which the teacher evaluates the project for all members of the group for a maximum score of 76%. The remaining 24% of the grade comes from the average of the team's scores for each individual.
The Group Project Evaluation toolkit also has the peer evaluation forms, directions for completing all parts, and an Excel calculator for teachers that will automatically compute each student's average score from his or her peers and will calculate the final grade when the teacher enters a student's project grade.
This will become your go-to resource for setting up this kind of evaluation. It empowers team members who may feel helpless at times when working with some less-motivated students, and it makes students more accountable to each other when working together to complete the assigned project.