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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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Reasoning Test Results Available

Results have been sent to all schools who participated in the standardisation of the new Drumcondra Reasoning Test. All schools who took part can now also access their test results directly from the live testing system. You can access class reports in PDF and editable Excel format, and create reports for individual students. Please direct any questions about result...

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Guidance Counsellors

Thanks to all of the Guidance Counsellors who attended our information sessions in May. More sessions will be held in the 2016/2017 academic year, including Kilkenny Education Centre on October 25th, and Drumcondra later in November. To register your interest, or to request a session for your local group, please contact us on  
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NAPD conference 2016

The ERC will be at the NAPD Conference in Galway. The conference runs from Thursday 13th to Friday 14th  October.  If you’d like to see any of our tests or our new computer-based platform, or if you’d just like a little more information, please come and talk to us at our stand.  We’ll be there for the duration of the conference.

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.