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

CourseStatusDate RecognizedCourse Rep
Principles of BusinessCertified8-30-2019Melissa Davis
Japanese 3Certified8-16-2019Melissa Davis
OCC CivicsCertified5-31-2019Melissa Davis
AP World HistoryCertified5-28-2019Melissa Davis
BiologyCertified4-5-2019Melissa Davis
Math 2Certified4-2-2019Melissa Davis
Workforce ReadyCertified2-15-2019Melissa Davis
Civics and EconomicsCertified12-3-18Melissa Davis
PsychologyCertified8-27-18Melissa Davis
French 1Certified7-15-18Melissa Davis
JournalismCertified6-6-2018Melissa Davis
AP US HistoryCertified5-15-18Melissa Davis
AP BiologyCertified4-27-18Melissa Davis
English 1Certified4-8-18Adam Renfro
Accounting 1Certified3-9-18Mia Murphy
Math 1Certified2-26-18Melissa Davis
Health / PECertified7-6-17Chris Smith
Forensic ScienceCertified4-28-17Darlene Schaefer
Success 101Certified3-20-17Jennifer Nobles
English 2Certified5-3-16Jennifer Nobles
Spanish 1Certified4-22-16Jennifer Nobles