Credit by Demonstrated Mastery

  • Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) provides the opportunity for students in Durham to personalize and accelerate their learning by earning course credit through a demonstration of course material mastery without the requirement of a specific seat ­time. Students are required to complete a two-phase process in order to demonstrate command of the course material at a level that demonstrates a deep understanding of the content standards and the ability to apply his or her knowledge of the material.
     
    The process for CDM includes an online application, Phase I assessment, and Phase II artifact and/or performance assessment. Students will be required to demonstrate mastery at a superior level, 90% or greater, at both phases.
     
    Access to the CDM process is open to all NC public school students for courses in grades 9-­12 and high school courses offered in grades 6-8, except for the following:
    • English Language Learner (ELL) courses
    • Healthful Living required courses
    • AP/IB courses, CTE courses that are work-based (coop, internship, apprenticeship); require a clinical setting (ProStart, Early Childhood Education I/II, and Nursing Fundamentals); and/or Advanced Studies

    Testing Information for 2023-2024

    Fall 2023 Testing Window:

    Applications are no longer being accepted for the Fall testing window.

        Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. September 8  

         Note: Exact testing dates will be confirmed once the application window closes.


    Spring 2024 Testing Window

    Applications are no longer being accepted for the Spring Testing Window.    

    Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. February 2 

         Note: Exact testing dates will be confirmed once the application window closes.


     Summer 2024 Testing Window  

    Applications are no longer being accepted for the Summer Testing Window.

    Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. May 8 

    • Click Here for CDM Application- The application is now closed.
    • DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SUMMER TESTING: 11:59 p.m. May 8
    • Testing will occur:
      • Non- EOC June 17-25 (Non-EOC courses are all courses other than the EOC courses listed below)
      • EOC  July 18- 26 (EOC courses are: Biology, English II, Math I, Math III)

           Note: Exact testing dates will be confirmed once the application window closes.


    For inquiries regarding Credit By Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) for students enrolled in Durham Public Schools please contact:

     

    For inquiries regarding CDM and CTE courses, please contact:

    More questions? See our FAQs here.