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Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

What is Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)?

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) provides the opportunity for students in NC to personalize and accelerate their learning by earning course credit through a demonstration of mastery of course material.  Students must demonstrate mastery at a superior level through a two-phase process--Phase I (examination) and Phase II (artifacts and performance assessments). This site will provide basic information, processes, and procedures for students and parents.

CDM Timeline Spring 2021

First page of the PDF file: CDMTimelineforStudentsParents2020-2021R

CDM Information Sessions

Information sessions for students and parents interested in CDM will be offered virtually on Friday, February 5, 2021 and Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Parents will need to register for one of the two sessions. A link to join the session will be sent to the email address provided. 
Students and parents can submit questions for the information session.

CDM Information and Forms

Family Process Chart 

The chart provides a visual map to help guide students and parents through the CDM process.

Long-Term Considerations & CDM and External Organizations

Students and parents should speak with school counselors to gain a better understanding of the process and how earning CDM credits could impact future goals for students.

Student Application

The read-only file provides a preview of the Student Application for CDM candidates. Students must see their school counselor to pick up an application.  

Phase II - Description

Phase II requires CDM applicants to show mastery of the content standards and to demonstrate their ability to apply content knowledge and skills.

Student Record

The read-only file provides a preview of the Student Record for CDM candidatesThe Student Record will be used by Review Panels to document student progress through Phase I and Phase II. .

Appeals Process

If a student and parent do not agree with the decision of the School CDM Review Panel, they may file an appeal.

CDM Contact Us

Please contact your child’s school counselor for more information.

For questions, contact:
Cherri White
Curriculum Specialist