**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 8.00

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Correctly calculates present and future values using Excel formulas.

Proficient - Calculates present and future values using Excel formulas, but contained minor mistakes.

Basic - Calculates present and future values using Excel formulas, but contained errors.

Below Expectations - Attempts to calculate present and future values using Excel formulas, but entries were incorrect.

Non-Performance - No attempt to calculate present and future values using Excel formulas.

Total: 1.00

Distinguished - Correctly calculates present values using Excel formulas.

Proficient - Calculates present values using Excel formulas, but contained minor mistakes.

Basic - Calculates present values using Excel formulas, but calculations contained errors.

Below Expectations - Attempts to calculate present values using Excel formulas, but calculations were incorrect.

Non-Performance - No attempt to calculate present values using Excel formulas.

Total: 2.25

Distinguished - Correctly calculates present values using Excel formulas.

Proficient - Calculates present values using Excel formulas, but contained minor mistakes.

Basic - Calculates present values using Excel formulas, but calculations contained errors.

Below Expectations - Attempts to calculate present values using Excel formulas, but calculations were incorrect.

Non-Performance - No attempt to calculate present values using Excel formulas.

Total: 2.25

Distinguished - Correctly calculates present values using Excel formulas.

Proficient - Calculates present values using Excel formulas, but contained minor mistakes.

Basic - Calculates present values using Excel formulas, but calculations contained errors.

Below Expectations - Attempts to calculate present values using Excel formulas, but calculations were incorrect.

Non-Performance - No attempt to calculate present values using Excel formulas.

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Comprehensively explores the ideas, thoughts, and elements of the topic and provides relevant evidence and information that demonstrates all of the following as applicable to the discussion prompt: clarity, relevance, depth, breadth, use of information resources, and logic.

Proficient - Explores the ideas, thoughts, and elements of the topic and provides relevant evidence and information that demonstrates most of the following as applicable to the discussion prompt: clarity, relevance, depth, breadth, use of information resources, and logic.

Basic - Explores the ideas, thoughts, and elements of the topic and provides relevant evidence and information that demonstrates some of the following as applicable to the discussion prompt: clarity, relevance, depth, breadth, and use of information, and logic.

Below Expectations - Attempts to explore the ideas, thoughts, and elements of the topic and provide relevant evidence and information, but demonstrates few of the following as applicable to the discussion prompt: clarity, relevance, depth, breadth, use of information resources, and logic.

Non-Performance - There is no attempt to explore the ideas, thoughts, and elements of the topic and provide relevant evidence and information in either the original post or subsequent response posts within the discussion, or no post is present.

Total: 0.25

Distinguished - Displays clear control of syntax and mechanics. The organization of the work shows appropriate transitions and flow between sentences and paragraphs. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.

Proficient - Displays control of syntax and mechanics. The organization of the work shows transitions and/or flow between sentences and paragraphs. Written work contains only a few errors and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic control of syntax and mechanics. The work is not organized with appropriate transitions and flow between sentences and paragraphs. Written work contains several errors, making it difficult to fully understand.

Below Expectations - Displays limited control of syntax or mechanics. The work does not include any transitions and does not flow easily between sentences and paragraphs. Written work contains major errors.

Non-Performance - Fails to display control of syntax or mechanics, within the original post and/or responses. Organization is also not present.