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Educational Research Centre Primary Online Tests

Providing tests to Irish schools for over 40 years.

The Educational Research Centre draws on 40 years of experience in test development to provide research-based, reliable information to schools about their students. All our tests have been specifically developed for an Irish population. Our tests can run on any device with an internet connection – laptops, PCs, tablets or iPads – and work for a variety of configurations (e.g., your mouse and/or keyboard can be separate or integrated).

 

Our Tests

For more information on our tests, please select a test from the Navigation bar.

Advantages of using the new tests (on either mode)

  • Up-to-date norms, therefore more accurate results

  • Child-friendly content and appearance promotes engagement and concentration

  • Reports provide a detailed breakdown by content type, text type, and comprehension process

 

Advantages of completing the tests online

  • Reduced paperwork

  • Increased test security

  • Three forms of each test (two on paper)

  • Designed to make group administration easier

    • built-in timer

    • password-protected sections ensure pupils only proceed when the teacher is ready

    • review screen prompts pupils to return to unanswered questions and check answers

  • Automated scoring, with reports available to download once testing is complete

  • Tailored pupil and class reports (class reports in Excel as well as pdf formats)