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 NHCS Students May Apply for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)
Deadline: February 1, 2019

Students who want to accelerate their coursework to achieve their academic goals may apply for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM). The CDM process allows students to earn credit in a particular course by demonstrating proficiency in the subject without completing the classroom instruction. All North Carolina students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery in the available courses.

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is a two-phase process:

Phase I: Establishes that a student has a strong foundational knowledge of a subject area, assessed through an End of Course test or exam. The student must achieve a Level 5 on the EOC/state assessment or 90% correct on the local exam, then the student may move on to Phase II.

Phase II: Establishes that a student can demonstrate and apply mastery knowledge of the course content. A student must provide an assigned artifact assessed by a school review team in order achieve credit for the course.

The timeline for applying for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery for the Spring of 2019:

Jan 7 - Feb 1 Student Application window
By Feb 8 Test Coordinators submit tests requests
February 28 CDM Assessment at school sites
March 1 CDM make-up assessment dates
By March 8 CDM phase I results reported to students and families
March 15 Artifact assigned to students going on to phase II
April 22 Artifact deadline (turned in to school CDM contact)
By May 3 CDM Review Panel disseminates results

CDM credit earned in Spring 2019 should inform placement in Fall 2019 or Spring of 2020

Click here for a link to the CDM application. To learn more about CDM, visit DPI’s CDM website, or contact your school’s CDM Coordinator for more information.











Posted: 01/07/19