**Description**:

**Total Possible Score**: 5.00

Total: 1.00

Distinguished - Comprehensively and clearly determines the research question(s), hypothesis(es) associated with the study, and the concepts applied in the process.

Proficient - Determines the research question(s), hypothesis(es) associated with the study, and the concepts applied in the process. Minor details are missing or slightly unclear.

Basic - Partially determines the research question(s), hypothesis(es) associated with the study, and the concepts applied in the process. Relevant details are missing and/or unclear.

Below Expectations - Attempts to determine the research question(s), hypothesis(es) associated with the study, and the concepts applied in the process; however, significant details are missing and unclear.

Non-Performance - The research question(s), hypothesis(es) associated with the study, and the concepts applied in the process are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 1.00

Distinguished - Comprehensively evaluates the article, and thoroughly critiques the statistical analysis employed in the study.

Proficient - Evaluates the article, and critiques the statistical analysis employed in the study. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Minimally evaluates the article, and vaguely critiques the statistical analysis employed in the study. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to evaluate the article and critique the statistical analysis employed in the study; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The evaluation of the article and critique of the statistical analysis employed in the study are either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Comprehensively explains if more or different variables should have been used.

Proficient - Explains if more or different variables should have been used. The explanation is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic - Minimally explains if more or different variables should have been used. The explanation is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to explain if more or different variables should have been used; however, the explanation is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance - The explanation if more or different variables should have been used is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 1.00

Distinguished - Thoroughly examines the results, assumptions, interpretations, and possible limitations of the statistical tests performed in the study.

Proficient - Examines the results, assumptions, interpretations, and possible limitations of the statistical tests performed in the study. Minor details are missing.

Basic - Minimally examines the results, assumptions, interpretations, and possible limitations of the statistical tests performed in the study. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations - Attempts to examine the results, assumptions, interpretations, and possible limitations of the statistical tests performed in the study; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance - The examination of the results, assumptions, interpretations, and possible limitations of the statistical tests performed in the study is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.

Total: 0.50

Distinguished - Comprehensively discusses how the statistical test(s) and/or research findings in the article could be used in the student’s future career.

Proficient - Discusses how the statistical test(s) and/or research findings in the article could be used in the student’s future career. The discussion is slightly underdeveloped.

Basic - Minimally discusses how the statistical test(s) and/or research findings in the article could be used in the student’s future career. The discussion is underdeveloped.

Below Expectations - Attempts to discuss how the statistical test(s) and/or research findings in the article could be used in the student’s future career; however, the discussion is significantly underdeveloped.

Non-Performance - The discussion of how the statistical test(s) and/or research findings in the article could be used in the student’s future career is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment 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 - 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.

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.