**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 7.00

Total: 1.50

Distinguished - Creates an appropriate and accurate scattered graph and regression line, and thoroughly displays an equation for the linear model and the R2 value on the graph.

Proficient - Creates a scattered graph and regression line, and displays an equation for the linear model and the R2 value on the graph. Minor details are missing, slightly inappropriate, or inaccurate.

Basic - Creates a partial scattered graph and regression line, and minimally displays an equation for the linear model and the R2 value on the graph. Relevant details are missing, inappropriate, and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to create a scattered graph and regression line and display an equation for the linear model and the R2 value on the graph; however, significant details are missing, wholly inappropriate, and entirely inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The scattered graph regression line and equation for the linear model and the R2 value on the graph are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Provides a correct URL of the website with the data along with the Excel spreadsheet of the graph with equation and R2 value.

Proficient - N/A

Basic - N/A

Below Expectations - N/A

Non-Performance - The URL of the website with the data along with the Excel spreadsheet of the graph with equation and R2 value is either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 1.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly analyzes findings on the best and worst predictor among these categories on the cost of living in the chosen city.

Proficient - Analyzes findings on the best and worst predictor among these categories on the cost of living in the chosen city. The analysis is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic - Partially analyzes findings on the best and worst predictor among these categories on the cost of living in the chosen city. The analysis is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to analyze findings on the best and worst predictor among these categories on the cost of living in the chosen city; however, the analysis is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance - The analysis of the findings on the best and worst predictor among these categories on the cost of living in the chosen city is either nonexistent or lack the components described in the instructions.

Total: 1.50

Distinguished - Thoroughly and clearly assesses the relationship between the variables, including any causation, correlation, or influences between the variables.

Proficient - Assesses the relationship between the variables, including any causation, correlation, or influences between the variables. Minor details are missing or slightly unclear.

Basic - Minimally assesses the relationship between the variables, including any causation, correlation, or influences between the variables. Relevant details are missing and/or unclear.

Below Expectations - Attempts to assess the relationship between the variables, including any causation, correlation, or influences between the variables; however, significant details are missing and unclear.

Non-Performance - The assessment of the relationship between the variables, including any causation, correlation, or influences between the variables is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.75

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: 0.75

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.

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 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.