Deadline for Spring applications: Feb. 3, 2020
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 to achieve credit for the course.
The timeline for applying for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery for the Spring 2020:
|Jan. 6 - Feb. 3||
Student Application window
Applications turned in to Gifted Education Specialist, who will counsel students on CDM
|By Feb. 7||Test Coordinators submit tests requests|
|Feb. 17-20||CDM Assessment at school sites|
|March 2||CDM phase I results reported to students and families|
|By March 9||Artifact assigned to students continuing to phase II|
|By April 17||Artifact deadline (should be turned in to school CDM contact)|
|By May 6||CDM Review Panel disseminates results|
CDM credit earned in Spring 2020 should inform placement in Fall 2020 or Spring of 2021
nhcs.net/nhcsaig/student- resources 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.