Summer RISER Camp
For students to place into Calculus, and be successful in their math and engineering courses.
Summer 2015 RISER Camp
August 2-12, 2015
- Lectures relevant to the math placement test
- Personal help to prepare students for the test
- Activities to acquaint the students with the UTK campus, faculty, and support services
- Lectures and tours to introduce the students to the various engineering departments
Benefits of Attending RISER Camp
- Place into Calculus I and Engineering Fundamentals in Fall semester
- Develop a network of friends and form a study group
- Learn about college life and become acquainted with the university
- Move into the dorm early, avoiding the rush
|Year||Number of Attendees||Placed into EF 151||Passed EF 151||Comments|
- Eight students passed EF 151 in Fall; one student repeated EF 151 in Spring and passed
|2013||11||10, of which 9 registered||7|
- Two students already qualified for EF 151 but came to camp for math review; one of these students left COE before start of Fall semester
- One student chose to stay in Pre-Caluculus; did not feel ready for Calculus; passed EF 151 in Spring
Comparison of RISER Camp student performance in EF 151 to other students
There are three categories of Math ACT 27 students:
- Student who bump themselves up to EF 151 through AP, IB, dual enrollment, or the math placement exam. In Fall 2012 EF 151, 29/34=85% of those students passed EF 151.
- Students who bump themselves up to EF 151 through the RISER Camp. In Fall 2012 EF 151, 8/10=80% passed EF 151. Subsequently, one of the two students who did not pass EF 151 in Fall 2012 passed EF 151 in Spring 2013.
- Students who took precalculus in Fall 2012, and EF 151 in Spring 2013. In Spring 2013 27/35=77% of students with a Math ACT of 27 passed EF 151.
In summary, RISER camp students perform similar to other comparable students in EF 151.
Archived RISER Camp Information