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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
2019
Biology Certified 4-5-2019 Melissa Davis
Math 2 Certified 4-2-2019 Melissa Davis
Workforce Ready Certified 2-15-2019 Melissa Davis
2018
Civics and Economics Certified 12-3-18 Melissa Davis
Psychology Certified 8-27-18 Melissa Davis
French 1 Certified 7-15-18 Melissa Davis
Journalism Certified 6-6-2018 Melissa Davis
AP US History Certified 5-15-18 Melissa Davis
AP Biology Certified 4-27-18 Melissa Davis
English 1 Certified 4-8-18 Adam Renfro
Accounting 1 Certified 3-9-18 Mia Murphy
Math 1 Certified 2-26-18 Melissa Davis
2017
Health / PE Certified 7-6-17 Chris Smith
Forensic Science Certified 4-28-17 Darlene Schaefer
Success 101 Certified 3-20-17 Jennifer Nobles
2016
English 2 Certified 5-3-16 Jennifer Nobles
Spanish 1 Certified 4-22-16 Jennifer Nobles