EVIT JTED dominates SAT rankings, Arizona CTE exams
Posted on 05/20/2016
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Career and technical education programs in the EVIT Joint Technical Education District posted the state’s highest average scores on 22 of the 60 2015-16 Arizona CTE Assessments. EVIT JTED campuses also dominated a recent statewide ranking of CTE programs based on average SAT scores.

 The East Valley Institute of Technology includes two centralized campuses in Mesa – the Dr. A. Keith Crandell (Main) Campus, 1601 W. Main St., and the East Campus, 6625 S. Power Road – and centralized programs at Apache Junction High School. EVIT also includes satellite programs at high schools in the 10 East Valley school districts that are members of the EVIT JTED.

 The Phoenix Business Journal recently ranked the EVIT East Campus and 27 EVIT satellite sites as having the top 50 average SAT scores among CTE students in Arizona. EVIT had more schools in the top 50 than any other JTED in the state. Chandler High School’s CTE programs were ranked first with an average 1691 SAT score. The scores were compiled by the Arizona Department of Education and the College Board.

 EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey said the SAT results show how CTE has changed since its beginnings as vocational education for students who were not college-bound. Today, two out of three EVIT students go on to college, many of them using their CTE skills to obtain jobs to help pay their college tuition.

 Arizona students in most CTE programs also take a state skills assessment when they are in their final class of the program. In the past, those final assessments were taken in the spring. This school year, the Arizona Department of Education piloted a program in which schools could opt to take the final assessment in the fall. The EVIT JTED’s results include schools that took their final assessments in the fall and those who took them in the spring.

 The following EVIT centralized campuses and satellites posted the highest average scores on their assessments among Arizona schools that tested 10 or more students:

Computer Maintenance
EVIT Main

Fashion Design
EVIT Main (Spring)
Perry, Chandler Unified (Fall)

Pharmacy Support Services
EVIT Main (Spring)

Network Technologies
EVIT Main (Spring)

Bioscience
Red Mountain, Mesa Public Schools (Spring)
Arcadia, Scottsdale Unified (Fall)

Engineering Sciences
Red Mountain, Mesa Public Schools (Spring)
Higley, Higley Unified (Fall)

Cabinetmaking
Mountain View, Mesa Public Schools (Spring)
Chandler, Chandler Unified (Fall)

Carpentry
Queen Creek, Queen Creek Unified (Spring)

Welding
Skyline, Mesa Public Schools (Spring)

Music/Audio Production
Arcadia, Scottsdale Unified (Fall)

Technical Theatre
Arcadia, Scottsdale Unified (Fall)

Business Management & Administrative Services
Hamilton, Chandler Unified (Fall)

Digital Photography
Hamilton, Chandler Unified (Fall)

Entrepreneurship
Chandler, Chandler Unified (Fall)

Early Childhood Education
Basha, Chandler Unified (Fall)

Plant Systems
Basha, Chandler Unified (Fall)

Film/TV
Higley, Higley Unified (Fall)

Entertainment Marketing
Desert Mountain, Scottsdale Unified (Fall)

Financial Services
Desert Mountain, Scottsdale Unified (Fall)

Graphic/Web Design
Perry, Chandler Unified (Fall)

Software Development
Perry, Chandler Unified (Fall)

Journalism
Corona del Sol, Tempe Union (Fall)

 EVIT is the oldest JTED in Arizona. At the centralized campuses, EVIT offers over 40 career training programs tuition-free for high school students and tuition-based for adults who reside in Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, Higley, Queen Creek and J.O. Combs districts.

 Students at EVIT’s centralized campuses receive two to four hours of career training every day, with transportation provided by their school district. EVIT satellite programs at the high schools are operated by the districts, providing students with about 50 minutes of career training each day. Students in the member districts of the EVIT JTED can choose to attend centralized campus or satellite programs.

 For more information, visit www.evit.com.

 

It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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