**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 30.00

Total: 2.00

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 - Partially 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: 2.00

Distinguished - Presents a comprehensive descriptive analysis and thoroughly explains why each descriptive analysis was chosen.

Proficient - Presents a descriptive analysis and explains why each descriptive analysis was chosen. Minor details are missing.

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

Below Expectations - Attempts to present a descriptive analysis; but does not explain why each analysis was chosen and significant details are missing.

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

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly assesses how BMI varies by gender, accurately determines what tests were used, and comprehensively explains the results.

Proficient - Assesses how B.M.I. varies by gender, determines what tests were used, and explains the results. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Partially assesses how B.M.I. varies by gender, vaguely determines what tests were used, and minimally explains the results. Relevant details were missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to assess how B.M.I. varies by gender; however, does not determine what tests were used or explain the results, or significant details are missing or inaccurate.

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

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Comprehensively analyzes FBS by clinic and accurately determines which statistical analysis was most appropriate and why, and what the results indicated.

Proficient - Analyzes FBS by clinic and determines which statistical analysis was most appropriate and why, and what the results indicated. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Partially analyzes FBS by clinic and vaguely determines which statistical analysis was most appropriate and why, and what the results indicated. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to analyze FBS by clinic; however, does not determine which statistical analysis was most appropriate, and why and what the results indicated and significant details were missing or inaccurate.

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

Total: 2.00

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

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

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

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

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly and accurately 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 a statistically significant correlation; however, significant details are missing or inaccurate.

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

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Accurately determines if FBS increases or decreases with BMI by running a simple linear regression, reports the results, and comprehensively 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, reports the results, and 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, reports the results, and partially 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; however does not report the results, nor explain which components of the output are needed for the interpretation, and significant details are missing and inaccurate.

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

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly and accurately justifies which analysis they would employ to determine whether boys and girls were assessed in similar proportions in each of the three clinics.

Proficient - Justifies which analysis they would employ to determine whether boys and girls were assessed in similar proportions in each of the three clinics. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic -Vaguely justifies which analysis they would employ to determine whether boys and girls were assessed in similar proportions in each of the three clinics. Relevant details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to justify which analysis they would employ to determine whether boys and girls were assessed in similar proportions in each of the three clinics; however, significant details are missing or inaccurate.

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

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Accurately identifies at least three control variables when predicting FBS from BMI using multiple regressions.

Proficient - Identifies at least three control variables when predicting FBS from BMI using multiple regressions. One variable is inaccurate.

Basic - Identifies at least three control variables when predicting FBS from BMI using multiple regressions. Two variables are inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Identifies fewer than three control variables when predicting FBS from BMI using multiple regression or the variables are inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The identifications are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 2.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly and accurately explains the selection of the three identified control variables when predicting FBS from BMI using multiple regressions.

Proficient - Explains the selection of the three identified control variables when predicting FBS from BMI using multiple regression The explanation for one variable is missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Partially explains the selection of the three identified control variables when predicting FBS from BMI using multiple regressions. The explanation for two variables is missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to explain the selection of the three identified control variables when predicting FBS from BMI using multiple regression; however, the explanation for three variables are inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The explanation of the selection of the three identified control variables is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 2.00

Distinguished -Includes accurately and clearly titled graphs, charts, tables, equations as appropriate to the final project (including descriptive statistics, statistical analysis charts/tables, correlation, linear regression).

Proficient - Includes titled graphs, charts, tables, equations as appropriate to the final project (including descriptive statistics, statistical analysis charts/tables, correlation, linear regression). Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Includes titled graphs, charts, tables, equations as appropriate to the final project (including descriptive statistics, statistical analysis charts/tables, correlation, linear regression). Relevant details are missing or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to include titled graphs, charts, tables, equations as appropriate to the final project (including descriptive statistics, statistical analysis charts/tables, correlation, linear regression); however, significant detail are missing or inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The graphs, tables, charts, and equations are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 5.00

Distinguished - States a comprehensive conclusion and thoroughly discusses the findings, including information on what additional data could be gathered or research that could be done to further the research.

Proficient - States a conclusion and thoroughly discusses the findings, including information on what additional data could be gathered or research that could be done to further the research. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - States a limited conclusion and partially discusses the findings, including information on what additional data could be gathered or research that could be done to further the research. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to state a conclusion and discusses the findings; however, does not include information on what additional data could be gathered or research that could be done to further the research and significant details are missing and inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The conclusion and discussion of the findings 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: 0.25

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: 0.25

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: 0.25

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.

Total: 0.25

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 the 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 an 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.