Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) is a process by which LEAs shall, based upon a body-of-evidence, award a student credit in a particular course without requiring the student to complete classroom instruction for a certain amount of seat time. Students will have the opportunity to show deep understanding of content and processes through a multi-phase process which included an examination and a product. Student work on each element will be assessed to determine if it reaches the level necessary to receive course credit. Students who demonstrate mastery will receive course credit, but not grade points. Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, CDM shall be available for all North Carolina students in grades 9-12 for high school courses and in grades 6-8 for high school courses offered in middle school.
In Edgecombe County Public Schools, the CDM process has been used for one testing opportunity during the 2014-15 school year thus far. Course offerings were initially limited to Math I, English II, and Biology. During this initial opportunity, one student attempted to earn high school credit through this process. During the upcoming Spring Semester, the course offerings will be expanded to most high school courses offered at ECPS.
Students will need to submit a Student-Family Application form adhering to the following due dates:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Monday, February 1, 2016 - Friday, February 12, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016