Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)
What is Credit by Demonstrated Mastery?
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 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.
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 where applicable, or a final exam developed locally; and
Phase 2: An artifact that requires the student to apply knowledge and skills relevant to the content standards.
CDM Information and Resources