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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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Training sessions for Guidance Counsellors

The ERC would like to thank all of the Guidance Counsellors who attended regional training sessions on Computer Based Testing in Waterford, Sligo, Athlone, Cork and Dublin this term. More sessions will be held in the 2016/2017 academic year. To register your interest please contact Emma Chubb at providing your name, school and preferred se...
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The Results are out!

Results have been sent to all schools who participated in Standardised testing of Second Year students this term. Any questions regarding results should be directed to Adrian O'Flaherty at The ERC would like to thank all participating schools for their ongoing support. We hope that all teachers and students have a lovely summer and look forward to work...
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Autumn Standardisation of the DRT

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 ...

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.