Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) Timeline

  • CDM Communication Window 

    Dates: August-October: District and school communications to families via Blackboard and Connect-Ed to families;  posting of information on district website, emails, and Connect-Ed calls over a three month period.

     

    CDM Parent Information Meetings

      • Families are STRONGLY encouraged to attend one of the following meetings. There are changes to some of the CDM processes this year.  Please plan to attend one of these meetings:

     

    • September: Gifted Parent Advisory Council (GPAC) TBD

    • Saturday, October 5th: CHCCS Family Summit, Culbreth Middle School  (9 AM- 12PM)
    • Credit by Demonstrated Mastery session (9:00 AM- 10:00 AM)
    • Thursday, October 10th: Smith Middle School Library (6:30 PM- 7:30 PM) 

     

     CDM Application Window 

     

    CDM Application Window 

    • Application Window Dates: Monday, October 14th- Friday, October 25th, 2019

     

    Phase 1 Testing Dates: February 17–28, 2020

    • Please SAVE Saturday, February 22, 2020 as a testing date for CDM. 
    • A Saturday testing date may be utilized based upon the number of applicants. 

     

    • LINK to CDM Application: This survey will not be accessible until Monday, October 14th.
    • Please note that the survey must be completed in its entirety for each course a student wishes to CDM. 

     

    • List of courses eligible for CDM 
    • Dates: Monday, October 14th- Friday, October 25th: It is STRONGLY suggested that families attend one of the informational meetings prior to registering for CDM.

      

    CDM Eligibility Review and Notification Period

    Dates: October-December

    School counselors will review applications to determine eligibility of all students who applied. Students NOT eligible will be notified by their school counselor by December 13, 2019.

    * Every student who registers for more than one CDM assessment should schedule an appointment with their counselor. 

     

    Phase 1 Assessment Window: 

    Dates: February 17 – February 28, 2020  

    • A Saturday testing date may be utilized based upon the number of applicants. 

    • Please SAVE Saturday, February 22nd as a testing date for CDM. 

    • Each school will inform students of specific testing dates and times.

    • Testing will be scheduled by each school. Please contact the school for all testing questions. 

    • Families will receive scores by Friday, March 13th via email.

     

    Phase 1 & 2 Assessment Information 

    • This document provides a breakdown of each assessment, including number of questions and item types. 

     

    Phase 1 State Assessments (EOC/NCFE/CTE): 

    • All of these assessments are online and are developed by the state. The passing score for all assessments is 90% or higher OR a Level 5 score determined by the state. 
    • English 2- all English 2 scores will be delayed by the state until August/September of 2020.  Therefore, students will take both Phase 1 and Phase 2 during the February testing window. If successful, this  may result in a schedule change after the first weeks of school. 
    • Biology- Level 5
    • Math 1- Level 5
    • Math 3- Level 5
    • Precalculus- 90% or higher 
    • CTE courses- 90% or higher 
    • NC Final Exams (Math 2, sciences, social studies, and English 1, 3, & 4)- 90% or higher 
    • Imporatnt Information: AP Modern (formerly AP World History) will NO LONGER have World History as a prerequisite beginning with the 2020-21 school year.  Any rising 9th grader may sign up  for AP Modern.  This course will serve as the high school graduation credit for World History.

     

    Phase 1 Local Assessments 

    • These are assessments are locally developed, except for World Languages, which is an online assessment called STAMP.
    • All Arts- 90% or higher 
    • All World Languages: CDM measures MASTERY of content and not just proficiency.  Students must score ABOVE the proficiency level in order to successfully earn CDM credit. This year students will take Phase 1 and Phase 2 in one testing session. 

     

    Phase 2 Assessment Window: 

    Dates: March 23– April 2, 2020  

    Phase 2 Local Assessments: (Only for students who passed a Phase 1 assessment)

    • Each school will inform students of specific testing dates and times.
    • Testing will be scheduled by each school. Please contact the school for all testing questions. 
    • Families will receive scores by Friday, April 17, 2020 via email.