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.



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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.