**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 15.00

Total: 4.00

Distinguished - Accurately determines the correlation between FBS with BMI and thoroughly explains which correlation coefficient to use and whether it was statistically significant.

Proficient - Determines the correlation between FBS with BMI and explains which correlation coefficient to use and whether it was statistically significant. Minor details regarding the correlation coefficient and/or the statistical significance are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Vaguely determines the correlation between FBS with BMI and minimally explains which correlation coefficient to use and whether it was statistically significant. Relevant details regarding the correlation coefficient and/or the statistical significance are missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to determine the correlation between FBS with BMI; however, does not explain which correlation coefficient to use and whether it was statistically significant and significant details regarding the correlation coefficient and the statistical significance are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The determination and explanation of the correlation are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly explains what it means for two variables to have a statistically significant correlation.

Proficient - Explains what it means for two variables to have a statistically significant correlation. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Partially explains what it means for two variables to have a statistically significant correlation. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to explain what it means for two variables to have statistically significant correlation; however, significant details are missing and inaccurate.

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

Total: 3.00

Distinguished - Accurately determines if FBS increases or decreases with BMI by running a simple linear regression and reporting the results and thoroughly explains which components of the output are needed for the interpretation.

Proficient - Determines if FBS increases or decreases with BMI by running a simple linear regression and reporting the results and thoroughly explains which components of the output are needed for the interpretation. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Vaguely determines if FBS increases or decreases with BMI by running a simple linear regression and reporting the results and thoroughly explains which components of the output are needed for the interpretation. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate

Below Expectations - Attempts to determine if FBS increases or decreases with BMI by running a simple linear regression and reporting the results; however, does not explain which components of the output are needed for the interpretation, and significant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

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

Total: 1.50

Distinguished - Includes the regression equation in the paper.

Basic - Includes the regression equation in the paper. Some elements of the equation are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The regression equation 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.