Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) is the process by which schools, based on a body of evidence, can award student credit in a particular course without requiring the student to complete the classroom instruction for a certain amount of seat time.

  • It is a way for highly advanced students to benefit from subject-level acceleration, as opposed to whole grade acceleration.
  • All students in North Carolina Public Schools in grades 9-12 are eligible to request an opportunity to earn credit by demonstrating mastery for available courses.
  • Middle school students may request an opportunity for CDM for high school courses offered in grades 6-8. In the Davidson County School district, this currently includes Math I.