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The Quality Matters Process

QM LogoQuality 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:

  1. Course Overview and Introduction
  2. Learning Objectives (Competencies)
  3. Assessment and Measurement
  4. Instructional Materials
  5. Course Activities and Learner Interaction
  6. Course Technology
  7. Learner Support
  8. 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


Civics and Economics  Certified 2018-12-03 Melissa Davis
Psychology Certified 2018-08-27 Melissa Davis
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