ERIC Number: ED039931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Echoic Response Inventory for Children (ERIC).
The Echoic Response Inventory for Children (ERIC) is part of a test battery which includes the Expressive Vocabulary Inventory (EVI) and the Children's Auditory Discrimination Inventory (CADI), designed to assess language skills of disadvantaged children. These tests also seek to provide data that can help determine what changes in language performance may be attributed to replicable types of instructional programs. Performance on the ERIC represents a composite measure of auditory perception, verbal output, range of sentence memory, and accuracy of phonemic reproduction. Thus, it should provide a good basis for deciding whether a child is ready to begin reading. The ERIC consists of a series of 20 sentences, arranged in order of increasing difficulty. Children hear the sentences one at a time and are asked to repeat them. They receive a score of either "credit" (1 or no mistakes) or "no credit" (2 or more mistakes). The ERIC was tested on 450 preschool children of varying sex, age, race, and socioeconomic status to see if any of these variables affected test performance. Analysis of variance treatment of results showed that main effects were found for age and SES, but not for race or sex. The instrument was found to be a useful tool for assessing a child's level of readiness for beginning reading instruction. (MH/Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.