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Credit for Demonstrated Mastery (CDM): Policy Overview & Conversation WS/FCS Board of Education Meeting. Paula B. Wilkins & Kenneth Simington January 28, 2014. Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM). Approved by SBE on 12/2012 and updated on 12/5/2013 (State BOE Policy GCS-M-001.13)
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Paula B. Wilkins &
January 28, 2014
(District establishes CDM Policy)
→ No retesting; Student may not try again
→ No transcript record of failed attempts
→May not affect grades (GPA)
→ Timeline/Process for appeal…committee
makes decision based on information
Create Master Timeline/Guidelines
→ Include district specialists to create guidelines/expectations for courses
→ Develop CDM review teams
→ Help facilitate appeals process
General School Role—
Serve as point of contact for Appeals Process
→ Parent/Guardian may appeal in writing within ten days of
→ Panel will review appeals within twenty days of
recommendation and collect any additional data requested
by the panel
→ Final recommendations will be made within 10 days of
Spring Timeline: This timeline is for students attempting to earn CDM during the spring 2015 semester for courses scheduled in the fall 2015.
Late January/Early February: Develop local processes and practices to implement CDM and communicate with schools
Mid-February: Share CDM opportunities with students and families and accept applications. Have student/family discussions and advisement. Application deadline: Feb. 17
February 19-March 5: Implement Phase 1 Assessment of the CDM process - official DPI testing window for EOC courses (Math I, Biology, English II)
By March 10: Report results to students/families.
Remainder of March: Schedule Phase 2 artifact work for students who achieve the required standard on the assessment.
April 7-11: WS/FCS conducts district–level artifact review. Content specialists meet to review artifacts and determine results. Results shared with schools by April 21.
By April 28: Provide results to students/families and discuss course schedule changes. Begin a ten-calendar-day window for submission of appeals.
First week of May: Conduct appeals reviews.
Second week of May: Finalize appeal decisions and share results by May 12.
Long Term Considerations (page 8 of toolkit)
→ all pathways for advanced learning through grade 12 should be considered
→ GPA and quality points – will NOT be earned, only credit
→ Athletics – not recommended for collegiate athletes
→ Diploma Endorsements – implications for requirements of NC
Academic Scholars Endorsement and others