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The Educational Research Centre

The ERC is Ireland's leading provider of educational assessments. We are pleased to announce that we are now offering state of the art online tests.

About Us

About Us

Welcome to the Educational Research Centre’s (ERC) computer-based testing website, recently launched to support our new, custom-made, online testing system. The launch of our online testing initiative is the latest stage in our long-standing involvement in educational research in Ireland.

Try The Tests

Try The Tests

In line with the launch of the ERC's computer-based testing system, the Centre is also launching a revised edition of the DRT in addition to a series of new standardised assessments for second years

More test information in addition to sample questions can be found on our tests page.

Requirements For The Tests


The ERC tests have been specifically designed to run on all common computer systems and web browsers.

Completing tests online requires minimal set up and no prior technical knowledge is needed.

News & Events

Watch this space for ERC news and upcoming computer based testing opportunities.

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March conference dates

ERC staff STILL plan to attending the IGC & Maths Counts conferences, but not this weekend! Come see us instead at the ILSA Conference in  Limerick on March 9 - provided Storm Emma has left us. 

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Free tests for 2nd Year

All DES funding to extend school engagement with standardised tests at post-primary level has now been allocated. Thank you for your interest. Please note that all our DOTS tests remain available for sale. Contact for more information.    

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Primary Tests Piloted

Thanks to all primary schools who helped the ERC pilot our new reading and maths tests. Results will be with you before end of term. Then, work begins on the standardisation.

Student Comments

We recently completed our first pilot of computer-based testing in a number of schools around the country. Here are  some student comments on their experience of online testing with the ERC.