Credit By Demonstrated Mastery

Credit By Demonstrated Mastery Information for Students and Parents

What is Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)?

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) is the process by which a student may earn credit for a high school course by demonstrating a deep understanding of the content, without course enrollment or seat time. CDM was designed to respond to the needs of students, families, AIG community, school personnel and leadership.

CDM specifically offers Asheboro City Schools students the opportunity to personalize and accelerate their learning, thus allowing for optimal student growth while providing an opportunity to have effective seat time to learn new content.

Credit by Demonstrated Mastery Timeline

Spring 2023
Applications are due to designated Assistant Principal or School Counselor by January 20, 2023.

Summer 2023

Applications are due to designated Assistant Principal or School Counselor by May 5, 2023.

How does a student earn CDM?
Students shall demonstrate mastery through a multiphase assessment, consisting of:

Phase 1: A standard examination, which shall be the EOC/EOG/CTE Post Assessment where applicable, or a final exam developed locally; and

Phase 2: An artifact which requires the student to apply knowledge and skills relevant to the content standards.

While the CDM process is open to all students, it not designed for whole groups of students. Likewise, it is not intended to replace the general accelerated pathways local school districts often provide for advanced students.

Information on Credit by Demonstrated Mastery for the 2021-2022 year:
22-23 CDM Information Sheet

Application for Credit by Demonstrated Mastery:
Student Family Agreement

Additional Information

For further questions or concerns, the following school representatives can be of service:

Asheboro High School
D'Vera Tune - School Counselor
Amber Walker - School Counselor
Jennifer Smith - School Counselor

Allyson Key - School Counselor

North Asheboro Middle School
Angie Berrier - School Counselor

South Asheboro Middle School
D.R. Cash - Assistant Principal
Leslie Smith-Moore - School Counselor

For general information:
Christina Kinley - Accountability and Student Information Coordinator
Maira Cortes - Administrative Assistant, Technology and Accountability
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