**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 14.00

Total: 3.00

Distinguished -Thoroughly describes the study participants in terms of gender, clinic where data was collected, B.M.I., and F.B.S.

Proficient -Describes the study participants in terms of gender, clinic where data was collected, B.M.I., and F.B.S. Minor details on the participant description are missing.

Basic - Minimally describes the study participants in terms of gender, clinic where data was collected, B.M.I., and F.B.S. Relevant details on the participant description are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to describe the study participants in terms of gender, clinic where data was collected, B.M.I., and F.B.S.; however, significant details on the participant description are missing.

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

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Presents a comprehensive descriptive analysis for all of the variables and thoroughly explains why each descriptive analysis was chosen.

Proficient - Presents a descriptive analysis for all of the variables and explains why each analysis was chosen. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Presents a limited descriptive analysis for the variables and partially explains why each analysis was chosen. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to present a descriptive analysis for the variables; however, does not explain why each analysis was chosen and significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The descriptive analysis for all of the variables and explanation are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 4.50

Distinguished - Accurately interprets results using descriptive statistics option, appropriate charts, and Excel pivot table/pivot chart for nominal variables.

Proficient - Interprets results using descriptive statistics option, appropriate charts, and Excel pivot table/pivot chart for nominal variables. Minor details (labels, etc.) are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Partially interprets results using descriptive statistics option, appropriate charts, and Excel pivot table/pivot chart for nominal variables. Relevant details (labels, etc.) are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations -Attempts to interpret results using descriptive statistics option, appropriate charts, and Excel pivot table/pivot chart for nominal variables; however, significant details (labels, etc.) are missing or inaccurate.

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

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient - Clearly explains the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic - Briefly explains the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations - Briefly explains the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

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 limited 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.