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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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New Primary Tests available

Our newly developed Drumcondra Primary Maths and Reading tests are now available to buy. You can administer the tests on computer, as well as on paper. The tests have up-to-date norms, having been standardised in 2018. All of the tests contain brand new content that reflects recent (and proposed) changes to the curricula, and which is presented using a child-friendly...
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Meet us at your conference

ERC staff will be attending these upcoming events:

  • IPPN Annual Principals' Conference, Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre on Jan 23rd & 24th 2020

Come and ask us about how computer-based assessments work and see how easy it is to get reports for classes and individual students.

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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.    

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.