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CHCCS Credit for Demonstrated Mastery Testing Information


WHERE: East Chapel Hill High School 500 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • Students will report to the MAIN ENTRANCE of the school into the Cafe Commons to sign in.

WHEN: Testing times will vary from day to day. The information below details the allotted testing time for each assessment.

Phase 1 Testing Times: Local Paper/pencil tests: 3 hours         NCFE: 2 hours EOC: up to 4 hours           World Languages: 2 hours

Phase 2 Testing Times: Each assessment is allotted up to 4 hours.


WHAT TO KNOW: This document provides a description of each assessment for Phase 1 and Phase 2.


WHAT TO BRING: All students MUST bring a form of identification.

  • For middle school students, this may be a social security card, report card, or other valid identification. Students without proper identification will not be allowed to test.

  • Students may bring something to drink and non-content related reading material to have after they have completed testing. No digital reading devices are allowed.


WHAT NOT TO BRING: Prohibited Items in the Testing Room: personal calculators, Apple watches, Fitbits, cell phones, or any electronic device.

Per NCDPI Test Administration Guidelines, “The presence of prohibited items in the testing room may constitute a misadministration or violation of the Testing Code of Ethics. Students are not allowed to bring any prohibited items into the testing room. Any student found or observed with a cell phone/electronic device during testing time must be dismissed from testing and a misadministration declared for that student.”


ALL Phase 2 Testing

Wednesday, August 1st- Wednesday, August 8th

Wednesday, August 1st

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Phase 2: ALL Phase 2 assessments will be given on this day.

  • All students who are available should plan to test on this day.

Thursday, August 2nd

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Phase 2: ALL Phase 2 assessments will be given on this day.


  • Makeups or students with more than one assessment

Friday, August 3rd

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Phase 2: ALL Phase 2 assessments will be given on this day.


  • Makeups or students with more than one assessment

Monday, August 6th

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Phase 2: This window is only for students who were not available in the prior week.

Tuesday, August 7th

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Phase 2: This window is only for students who were not available in the prior week.


Wednesday, August 8th

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Phase 2: This window is only for students who were not available in the prior week.

SCORE INFORMATION

  • Scores will be sent via email.

  • After testing is completed, emails will be sent (by August 10th)

  • Scores will be sent to schools so that schedules may be changed.



Under the state’s Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) option, uniquely qualified students may “test out” or bypass a course if they have mastered the content.

The CDM program provides another opportunity for students to learn new content, to challenge themselves with the next level of rigor in a subject, and even graduate early. 

Middle and High School students who wish to pursue CDM will need to show mastery of eligible course content in two phases, an exam and the creation of a product/performance that exhibits deep understanding and application of the subject matter.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will begin assessing students during the summer months. Additional information related to the dates for the first and second assessments will be given to students by the guidance counselor at each school.




Procedure for requesting CDM


  1. Student and parent/guardian complete the CDM application (parent signature required).

  2. The student must meet with the school counselor to verify eligibility to CDM.

  3. Counselor signs the application to verify eligibility with notation of prerequisite course information.

  4. Application is submitted to the school site CDM coordinator.

  5. The school will schedule the Phase 1 assessment for students.

  6. Notification will be provided to students/parents/guardians of eligibility to move forward to Phase 2.

There is no appeal of the Phase 1 assessment.

  1. The school will schedule the Phase 2 assessment for eligible students.

  2. Notification will be provided to students/parents of met/not met status.

  3. If a student does not meet the standard and the student/parent/guardian wishes to appeal the process, the appeal must be submitted within 10 days to the school coordinator.