The Quality Matters Process
Quality Matters (QM) is a peer review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM’s mission is to promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning through the use of a quality assurance system and professional development.
The QM review team uses the QM Rubric to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. Eight general standards provide the foundation for the QM Rubric:
- Course Overview and Introduction
- Learning Objectives (Competencies)
- Assessment and Measurement
- Instructional Materials
- Course Activities and Learner Interaction
- Course Technology
- Learner Support
- Accessibility and Usability
The key component of the rubric, however, is the concept of alignment. General Standards 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 must all be aligned with the course standards.
The QM review process is rigorous and thorough to ensure courses that receive the QM certification are of the highest quality.
NCVPS Certified Courses
|Course||Status||Date Recognized||Course Rep|
|AP Biology||Certified||2018-04-27||Melissa Davis|
|English 1||Certified||2018-04-08||Adam Renfro|
|Accounting 1||Certified||2018-03-09||Mia Murphy|
|Math 1||Certified||2018-02-26||Melissa Davis|
|Health / PE||Certified||2017-07-06||Chris Smith|
|Honors Forensic Science||Certified||2017-04-28||Darlene Schaefer|
|Success 101||Certified||2017-03-20||Jennifer Nobles|
|English 2||Certified||2016-05-03||Jennifer Nobles|
|Spanish 1||Certified||2016-04-22||Jennifer Nobles|