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Drumcondra Scoring System

The New Drumcondra Primary Tests Scoring System is a computer program that schools can use to calculate standardised scores and generate reports. The reports provide overall scores and applicable subscale scores for pupils from 1st Class to 6th Class.

Reports Generated

  1. Individual pupil report detailing performance across content areas and process skills, tracking progress over several years (sample)

  2. Class report summarising performance of each pupil, as well as average class performance (sample)

  3. School report summarising performance of all pupils at each class level (sample)

Key Features

  • Once the System database has been loaded to a central server, the System can be accessed by multiple users so one copy per school is sufficient. The System can be accessed at Administrator or User (Teacher) level.

  • Pupils identified as exempted do not contribute to class averages or distributions of Sten scores.

  • Pupil names can be imported (or exported) on a spreadsheet, using existing electronic records.

  • Separate reports are generated for each class, as well as across classes (e.g., all First classes in a school).

  • Performance can be represented graphically so that schools can interpret performance with reference to the theoretical normal curve.


To use the Scoring System, you must have at least a standalone desktop computer or laptop that runs on Windows XP (SP3), Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 10 and has at least 1GB of RAM, and has a screen resolution of at least 1024 X 768. It is distributed by email and is password-protected, with a unique password issued to each school.


New Scoring System Resources

​Click here for the User Manual (2021 version).

Click here for the class average conversion table (class average PR and Sten values).


Communication with the Centre concerning technical issues is by e-mail only at

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