**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 27.00

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Identifies the hypothesis and research methods and comprehensively evaluates the statistical results by thoroughly discussing how a follow up study might be conducted. Fully addresses all of the required essay components.

Proficient - Identifies the hypothesis and research methods and evaluates the statistical results by discussing how a follow up study might be conducted. Addresses the required essay components, but minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Identifies the hypothesis and research methods and partially evaluates the statistical results by briefly discussing how a follow up study might be conducted. Minimally addresses some of the required essay components, and relevant details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Identifies the hypothesis and research methods and attempts to evaluate the statistical results; however, does not discuss how a follow up study might be conducted, all essay components are not addressed, and/or significant details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The identification of the hypothesis and research methods and the evaluation of statistical results are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Comprehensively critiques the results and interpretation of a correlational study by evaluating the correlations result, thoroughly identifying the strength of the correlation, examining the assumptions and limitations of possible connections between researchers’ chosen variables, and identifying and describing other statistical tests that could be used to study the relationship.

Proficient - Critiques the results and interpretation of a correlational study by evaluating the correlations result, identifying the strength of the correlation, examining the assumptions and limitations of possible connections between researchers’ chosen variables, and identifying and describing other statistical tests that could be used to study the relationship. One of the components of the critique is underdeveloped.

Basic - Partially critiques the results and interpretation of a correlational study by evaluating the correlations result, minimally identifying the strength of the correlation, examining the assumptions and limitations of possible connections between researchers’ chosen variables, and identifying and describing other statistical tests that could be used to study the relationship. Some of the components of the critique are underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to critique the results and interpretation of a correlational study by evaluating the correlations result, thoroughly identifying the strength of the correlation, examining the assumptions and limitations of possible connections between researchers’ chosen variables, and identifying and describing other statistical tests that could be used to study the relationship; however, several of the components of the critique are significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance - The critique is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Demonstrates a profound ability to organize data into meaningful sets, calculate descriptive statistics, and interpret the results, and evaluate the effects of outliers and changes in variables. Thoroughly addresses all of the required components of the essay.

Proficient - Demonstrates a competent ability to organize data into meaningful sets, calculate descriptive statistics, and interpret the results, and evaluate the effects of outliers and changes in variables. Addresses the required essay components, but minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Demonstrates a moderate ability to organize data into meaningful sets, calculate descriptive statistics, and interpret the results, and evaluate the effects of outliers and changes in variables. Minimally addresses some of the required essay components, and relevant details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Demonstrates a minimal ability to organize data into meaningful sets, calculate descriptive statistics, and interpret the results; however, the required essay components are not addressed or significant details are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The demonstration is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Includes well-written research question(s) and hypothesis (es) associated with the study, and accurately describes the concepts applied in the process in detail.

Proficient - Defines the research question(s) and hypothesis (es) associated with the study, and describes the concepts applied in the process. Some components are slightly underdeveloped.

Basic -Vaguely defines the research question(s) and hypothesis (es) associated with the study, and describes the concepts applied in the process. One or more components are underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to define the research question(s) and hypothesis (es) associated with the study, and describes the concepts applied in the process. One or more components are missing.

Non-Performance - The identification of the questions and hypotheses are either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Comprehensively describes the research methods and statistical approaches used in the article, including the statistical tests, sample size, and assumptions noted by the researcher(s).

Proficient - Describes the research methods and statistical approaches used in the article, including the statistical tests, sample size, and assumptions noted by the researcher(s). Some minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic -Minimally describes the research methods and statistical approaches used in the article, including the statistical tests, sample size, and assumptions noted by the researcher(s). Relevant details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to describe the research methods and statistical approaches used in the study; however, significant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The description of research methods and statistical approaches is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly compares the efficacy of the research, including strengths and weaknesses.

Proficient - Compares the efficacy of the research, including strengths and weaknesses. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Minimally compares the efficacy of the research, including strengths and weaknesses. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to compare the efficacy of the research, including strengths and weaknesses; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The comparison of the efficacy, strengths, and weaknesses of the research is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Writes at least a one paragraph conclusion detailing the experience with writing a research report, fully addressees all components described in the assignment instructions.

Proficient - Writes a one paragraph conclusion detailing the experience with writing a research report, addressees most components described in the assignment instructions. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Writes a one paragraph conclusion detailing the experience with writing a research report, minimally addressees some components described in the assignment instructions. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to write a one paragraph conclusion detailing the experience with writing a research report; however, the conclusion is less than one paragraph, the components described in the assignment instructions are not addressed, or significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The conclusion is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 1.00

Distinguished - Uses the quantitative analysis of data as the foundation for profound and thoughtful judgments, drawing perceptive, competent conclusions from this work.

Proficient - Uses the quantitative analysis of data as the foundation for competent judgments, drawing rational and proficient conclusions from this work.

Basic - Uses the quantitative analysis of data as the foundation for conceivable judgments, drawing ordinary conclusions from this work.

Below Expectations - Attempts to use the quantitative analysis of data as the foundation for basic judgments and is hesitant about drawing conclusions from this work.

Non-Performance -The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors, and is very easy to understand.

Proficient -Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors, and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic - Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors, which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations - Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors, which distract the reader.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.

Proficient - Exhibits APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout contains a few minor errors.

Basic - Exhibits basic knowledge of APA formatting throughout the paper. However, layout does not meet all APA requirements.

Below Expectations - Fails to exhibit basic knowledge of APA formatting. There are frequent errors, making the layout difficult to distinguish as APA.

Non-Performance -The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Proficient -The length of the paper is nearly equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Basic - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least three quarters of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Below Expectations - The length of the paper is equivalent to at least one half of the required number of correctly formatted pages.

Non-Performance - The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

Total: 0.50

Distinguished -Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Proficient - Uses required number of scholarly sources to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.

Basic - Uses less than the required number of sources to support ideas. Some sources may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are used within the body of the assignment. Citations may not be formatted correctly.

Below Expectations - Uses inadequate number of sources that provide little or no support for ideas. Sources used may not be scholarly. Most sources on the reference page are not used within the body of the assignment. Citations are not formatted correctly.

Non-Performance -The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.