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Autumn Standardisation of the DRT

Apr 25, 2016

The ERC has developed an updated and expanded version of the Drumcondra Reasoning Tests (DRT) for delivery on our new computer-based testing platform. The new DRT has already been administered to 6th class pupils in spring 2016. The main standardisation is taking place in September 2016, during which a nationally representative sample of schools will test some or all of their First Year students. After the standardisation is completed, and the results scaled, the new DRT will go on sale in late 2016. The new test contains the well-established Verbal Reasoning and Numeric Ability subscales. Work is also underway on an additional DRT subscale – spatial and abstract reasoning skills. The new subscale will be trialled in the 2016/17 school year.