In response to questions about how to best manage group work and projects, I have prepared a worked example of the SPArk - Self and Peer Assessment. Please see the SPARKPlus website for further information and detailed explanations with videos of the process.
The SPARK process provides students a means to give anonymous feedback to each of their group members on their individual performance and their opinions of their classmates' efforts. This has the effect of allowing group members to moderate their, and their classmates', grades. It also provides a means to benchmark their self-assessment in order to help individuals better judge their own performance, and thus increase participation and self-confidence.
Through the use of a self and peer assessment tool in the form of a survey, students can grade their own and their peers' efforts on any given project. The questions in the survey can be edited to suit the particular project. The survey itself can be delivered through Google Forms or other survey tool. The results can then be calculated through Excel. Download the attached worked example (see below).
The 'Factors' page highlights the two factors, the SPA and the SAPA, that impact on the group assessment, and describes the calculations of the two factors.