Welcome to the Credit By Demonstrated Mastery site. This site will provide overview information regarding a new state board policy and will provide answers to questions, forms, applications, etc. for students, parents, and school personnel.


What is Credit by Demonstrated Mastery?

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) provides the opportunity for students in North Carolina to personalize and accelerate their learning by earning course credit by a demonstration of mastery of course material without the requirement of specific seat-time. Students are required to complete a two-phase process in order to demonstrate their mastery and command of course material at a level that demonstrates a deep understanding of the content standards and the ability to apply his/her knowledge of the material.

The process and procedures for CDM will include:

  • Application

  • Phase I Assessments

  • Phase II Artifacts & Performance Assessments

**Students will be required to demonstrate mastery at a superior level on ALL assessments.

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To speak with an administrator about Credit by Demonstrated Mastery, please contact Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer at heather_mullins@nccs.k12.nc.us.