**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 5.00

Total: 1.00

Distinguished - Accurately calculates descriptive statistics for the assigned data set.

Proficient - Calculates descriptive statistics for the assigned data set. There are minor inaccuracies in the calculations.

Basic - Calculates descriptive statistics for the assigned data set. There are several inaccuracies in the calculations.

Below Expectations - Calculates descriptive statistics for the assigned data set. There are significant inaccuracies in the calculations.

Non-Performance - The calculation of descriptive statistics for the assigned data set is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.75

Distinguished - Comprehensively evaluates measures of central tendency in light of the data type.

Proficient - Evaluates measures of central tendency in light of the data type. The evaluation is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic - Minimally evaluates measures of central tendency in light of the data type. The evaluation is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to evaluate measures of central tendency in light of the data type; however, the evaluation is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance - The evaluation of measures of central tendency in light of the data type is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.75

Distinguished - Accurately calculates the quartiles and interquartile range of the data set.

Proficient - Calculates the quartiles and interquartile range of the data set. There are minor inaccuracies in the calculations.

Basic - Calculates the quartiles and interquartile range of the data set. There are several inaccuracies in the calculations.

Below Expectations - Attempts to calculate the quartiles and interquartile range of the data set; however, there are significant inaccuracies in the calculations.

Non-Performance - The calculation of the quartiles and interquartile range of the data set is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.75

Distinguished - Accurately and thoroughly tests the data set for outliers using the two methods in Section 2.4 of the text.

Proficient - Tests the data set for outliers using the two methods in Section 2.4 of the text. Minor details are missing or inaccurate.

Basic - Partially tests the data set for outliers using the two methods in Section 2.4 of the text. Relevant details are missing and/or inaccurate.

Below Expectations - Attempts to test the data set for outliers using the two methods in Section 2.4 of the text; however, significant details are missing and inaccurate.

Non-Performance - The test of the data set for outliers using the two methods in Section 2.4 of the text is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.75

Distinguished - Comprehensively explains the choices of descriptive statistics to best represent the data set.

Proficient - Explains the choices of descriptive statistics to best represent the data set. The explanation is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic - Minimally explains the choices of descriptive statistics to best represent the data set. The explanation is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to explain the choices of descriptive statistics to best represent the data set; however, the explanation is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance - The explanation of the choices of descriptive statistics to best represent the data set is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.25

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 - Uses limited quantitative analysis of data as the foundation for basic judgments and fails to draw reasonable conclusions from this work.

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 - 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: 0.25

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.