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Please contact your schools CDM Team Leader

What is CDM?

What is Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)

This is an option which allows students to demonstrate mastery of a course’s content, getting credit

and a pass/fail grade for the course by taking an assessment and completing an artifact. In 2013 the

NC Dept. of Public Instruction instituted State Board Policy GCS-M-001-13: Credit by Demonstrated

Mastery in order to ensure students grow optimally in our public schools and have effective seat time.

Transitioning away from seat time, in favor of a structure that creates flexibility, allows students to

progress as they demonstrate mastery of academic content, regardless of time, place, or pace of

learning. Failed attempts at CDM are not reflected on a student’s transcript. 


District Team:

  • Joe Poletti: Principal, East Carteret High School
  • Jamie Turner:  Counselor, West Carteret High School
  • Stephanie Sanders: Teacher, East Carteret High School
  • Mike McKay: Director Technology
  • Melodie Willis:  AIG Specialist, Morehead Middle School
  • Mat Bottoms: Assistant Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dr. Sue Kreuser: Director of Testing, Assessment and Student Achievement
  • Dr. Heather Dietzler:  Director of Federal Programs
  • Allison Parker:  Director of Career and Technical Education
  • Allison Ballou:  Director of Math and Social Studies 
  • Lisa Kittrell:  Director of English Language Arts and Pre School