CHCCS Credit for Demonstrated Mastery Testing Information

  • Under the state’s Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option, uniquely qualified students may “test out” or bypass a course if they have mastered the content.
    CHCCS students are able to earn credit for a course without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom.


    CDM offers middle and high school students the opportunity to personalize and accelerate their learning by earning credit for a high school course through demonstrating mastery of course content, without being required to complete classroom instruction for a certain amount of seat time.


    Students who wish to pursue CDM will need to show mastery of the content by completing two phases. In phase I, students must complete an exam of course content. In phase II, students must create a product/performance that exhibits a deeper understanding and application of course content.


    Advanced Placement (AP), Healthful Living, and some Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses are not eligible. View a list of eligible courses.


    Students considering collegiate athletics should be advised that NCAA Division I and Division II colleges and universities do not recognize test-out credits in terms of meeting college entrance credit requirements, and therefore CDM is strongly discouraged for potential collegiate athletes.

     

CDM Assessment Discriptions and Testing Windows

Assessment Subject Phase 1 (July 18-25) Phase 2 (August 1-8)
English I English Phase 1: Local Test(paper/pencil) 50 multiple choice items 20 multiple choice and 1 to 2 essays or short answer
English II English EOC Online 64 multiple choice items and 4 constructed response 20 multiple choice and 1 to 2 essays or short answer
English III English NCFE Online 48 multiple choice items & 2 constructed response 20 multiple choice and 1 to 2 essays or short answer
English IV English NCFE Online 50 multiple choice items 20 multiple choice and 1 to 2 essays or short answer
World History History NCFE Online 42 multiple choice items Short answer, document based question, and essay
Civics History NCFE Online 42 multiple choice items Multiple choice, document based question, and essay
American History I History NCFE Online 42 multiple choice items Short answer, document based question, and short answer/ essay
American History II History NCFE Online 42 multiple choice items Short answer, document based question, and essay
Earth Science Science NCFE Online 45 multiple choice Items 50 multiple choice and constructed response items
Biology Science EOC Online 75 multiple choice item 21 application and short answer questions
Chemistry Science Local Test (paper/pencil) 45 multiple choice Items (No Graphing Calculators) Independent Lab Task
Physics Science NCFE Online 45 multiple choice Items 55 multiple choice and constructed response
Math 1 Math EOC Online 48 multiple choice items & 12 gridded response Local test (paper/pencil) 9 constructed response - all calculator active
Math 2 Math Local test (paper/pencil) 47 multiple choice items & 6 constructed response - all calculator active Local test (paper/pencil) 12 constructed response - all calculator active
Math 3 Math Local test (paper/pencil) 43 multiple choice items & 9 constructed response - all calculator active Local test (paper/pencil) 7 constructed response - all calculator active
Pre-Calculus Math Local test (paper/pencil) 52 multiple choice items & 8 constructed response - all calculator active Local test (paper/pencil) 7 constructed response - all calculator active
Principles of Business CTE EOC Online 100 multiple choice items Local test (paper/pencil) Constructed Response
Personal Finance CTE EOC Online 100 multiple choice items Local test (paper/pencil) Constructed Response
Chinese World Languages Online (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening) Reading Comprehension & Writing
French World Languages Online (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening) Reading Comprehension & Writing
German World Languages Online (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening) Reading Comprehension & Writing
Spanish World Languages Online (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening) Reading Comprehension & Writing
Dance I Arts Local Assessment: Multiple Choice, Constructed Response, Dance Resume, Interview, and Performance-Based Assessment
Creative Experiments Arts Local Assessment: Multiple Choice, Constructed Response, Art-makin Portfolio Review
Studio Art Arts Local Assessment: Multiple Choice, Constructed Response, Art-makin Portfolio Review