CHCCS Credit for Demonstrated Mastery Testing Information

WHAT TO DO PRIOR TO TESTING: This year we will have a relatively quick turnaround between Phase 1 and Phase 2 assessments. In an effort to communicate scores efficiently, we are asking families to complete THIS SURVEY.  The district will communicate Phase 1 scores via email this year.  Therefore, we must have accurate information to be able to send communication to families.

Please complete the survey by June 15th.


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.

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



The two tables below provide an overview of student report times and which assessments are being given on each day.

The June testing dates are for specific local assessments only. Students have previously registered. The window to sign up has closed.

Tuesday, June 19th

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Phase 1: Math 1-3, Pre-Calculus, & English 1

Thursday, June 21st

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Phase 2: Math 1-3, Pre-Calculus, & English 1

Wednesday, July 18th

Students will sign in by 11:30 AM. Testing will begin at noon.


Phase 1: Math 1-3, Pre-Calculus, &  and English I- IV will be tested.


If a student is signed up for math & English II, the student will take the English II EOC first.  Otherwise, all students will take math first and take English on Monday, July 23rd.

Thursday, July 19th

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Phase 1: All Science and Social Studies


If a student is signed up for science and social studies, the student will take the science exam first and take social studies on Monday, July 23rd.

Monday, July 23rd

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.


Students taking a World Language Assessment will sign in by 11:30 AM. Testing will begin at noon.

Phase 1 Makeups:  Students who tested in math and need to take English I, III, or IV or students who tested in science and need to take social studies.


Phase 1: CTE Exams


Phase 1: All World Languages (students report at 11:30 AM).


Tuesday, July 24th

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.

Early Phase 2: English, Social Studies, & Earth Science for students who tested on July 18 & 19.

Phase 1 Makeup: CTE & World Languages

Wednesday, July 25th

Students will sign in by 8:30 AM.


Early Phase 2:  Math, Biology, Physics for students who tested on July 18 & 19.



August 1st- 8th


The remaining Phase 2 assessments cannot be scheduled until we know the results of Phase 1 assessments. Families will be contacted via email with Phase 1 results.





Assessments

Type of Assessment

Local Option

PHASE 1

June 19

Local Option PHASE 2

June 21

Phase 1

Wednesday, July 18

Phase 1

Thursday, July 19

Phase 1

Monday, July 23

(Makeups or second exam)

Begin PHASE 2

Tuesday,

July 24

PHASE 2

Wednesday,

July 25

ENGLISH

English I

Paper/Pencil

X

X

X


X

X


English II


EOC



X


X

*TBD


* Please note that English II EOC and English III NCFE have written constructed responses. These scores will be delayed up to two weeks because they are scored at the state level.  We will schedule Phase 2 with those individual students.

English III

NCFE



X


X

*TBD


English IV

NCFE



X


X

X

X

SOCIAL STUDIES



(T) June 19

TH) June 21

(W) July 18th

(TH) July 19

(M) July 23

(T) July 24

(W) July 25

World History

NCFE




X

X

X


Civics

NCFE




X

X

X


AH I

NCFE




X

X

X


AH II

NCFE




X

X

X


SCIENCES



(T) June 19

TH) June 21

(W) July 18th

(TH) July 19

(M) July 23

(T) July 24

(W) July 25

Earth Science

NCFE




X

X

X


Biology

EOC




X

X


X

Chemistry

Paper/pencil




X

X

Phase 2 will be independently scheduled with a teacher outside of these dates.

Physics

NCFE




X

X


X

MATHEMATICS



(T) June 19

TH) June 21

(W) July 18th

(TH) July 19

(M) July 23

(T) July 24

(W) July 25

Math 1

EOC



X


X


X

Math 2

Paper/pencil

X

X

X


X


X

Math 3

Paper/pencil

X

X

X


X


X

Pre- Cal

Paper/pencil

X

X

X


X


X

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION



(T) June 19

TH) June 21

(W) July 18th

(TH) July 19

(M) July 23

(T) July 24

(W) July 25

Principles of Business

EOC





X


X

Personal Finance

EOC





X


X

WORLD LANGUAGES



(T) June 19

TH) June 21

(W) July 18th

(TH) July 19

(M) July 23

(T) July 24

(W) July 25

Chinese

Online





X


X

French

Online





X


X

German

Online





X


X

Spanish

Online





X


X

ARTS

Determined individually with Arts Coordinator



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.