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. QM-certified graphicCourse 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.

NC Virtual is among the top 10 K-12 organizations in the world with QM-certified courses. When you see QM Certification Marks on courses or programs, it means they have met QM Course Design Standards or QM Program Review criteria in a rigorous review process. 

NCVirtual Certified QM Courses

Course Status Date Recognized Course Rep
Entrepreneurship I Certified 07-07-21 Lisa Johnson
Spanish 3 Honors Certified 07-06-21 Juan Martin
Leadership Development Certified 07-04-21 Jennifer Pittman
English 2 Certified 07-01-21 Nancy Hooper
AP European History Certified 06-24-21 Thomas Maskell
Python Programming Certified 06-17-21 Judi Pfeffer
Japanese 2 Certified 06-16-21 Paul Everitt
Spanish 1 Certified 06-08-21 Revae Bostwick
AP Computer Science A Certified 05-20-21 Sandra O’Brien-Duke
Math 8 Certified 05-17-21 Leah Rodzik
Math IV Certified 5-11-21 Brit Singleton
Spanish 2 Certified 5-5-21 Fanella Tague
English Language Arts Grade 8 Certified 5-5-21 Jennifer Nobles
AP Environmental Science Certified 4-21-21 Christi Joyner
AP Human Geography Certified 4-2-21 Christy Blakenship
AP English Language and Composition Certified 3-19-21 Dan Miller
French III Honors Certified 3-19-21 Alexa Haselhorst
Pre-Calculus Honors Certified 3-18-21 Jennifer Nobles
Art 1 Certified 3-18-21 Helen Nagan
NC Math III Certified 3-18-21 Jennifer Nobles
AP Psychology Certified 2-26-21 Daniella Bishop
Digital Photography 2 Certified 2-19-21 Jennifer Nobles
AP Government Certified 3-24-2020 Melissa Davis
Principles of Business Certified 8-30-2919 Melissa Davis
Japanese 3 Certified 8-16-2019 Melissa Davis
OCS Civics Certified 7-30-2019 Melissa Davis
AP World History Certified 5-28-2019 Melissa Davis
Biology Certified 4-5-2019 Melissa Davis
Math 2 Certified 4-2-2019 Melissa Davis
Workforce Ready Certified 2-15-2019 Melissa Davis
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
Health / PE Certified 7-6-17 Chris Smith
Forensic Science Certified 4-28-17 Darlene Schaefer
Success 101 Certified 3-20-17 Jennifer Nobles
English 2 Certified 5-3-16 Jennifer Nobles
Spanish 1 Certified 4-22-16 Jennifer Nobles